Theodore John Leonsis (born January 8, 1957) is a sports team owner, venture capital investor, filmmaker, author and philanthropist. His early new media company, Redgate Communications was acquired by America Online in 1994, and Leonsis became a senior AOL executive for the next 13 years. He is the majority owner of the NHL's Washington Capitals, the NBA's Washington Wizards, the WNBA's Washington Mystics and the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. Leonsis a founding member and investor in the Revolution Growth Fund, leading investments in FedBid, Resonate Networks, and Echo360. He serves as Founder and Chairman of SnagFilms, was named Co-CEO of Groupon in February 2013 and is on the board of American Express and other companies. Leonsis has produced documentary films such as the Peabody and the Emmy Award-winning Nanking and is the author of The Business of Happiness.