Dany Garcia, Chairwoman and Owner
Dany Garcia is a groundbreaking visionary, and the definition of a mogul: a chairwoman, entertainment magnate, founder, investor, producer, professional athlete, and philanthropist. The architect behind some of today’s most successful enterprises and brands, her innovative, global approach, precise instincts, and years of experience in the finance industry have led to trusted partnerships across verticals. Garcia’s passion for bettering the world through socially responsible decisions is consistently reflected in the culture of her teams and the businesses she builds.
As founder, CEO and chairwoman of The Garcia Companies, Dany oversees a vast portfolio and utilizes her keen expertise to foster growth for brands within the business, entertainment, sports, entrepreneurial and food spaces, including Seven Bucks Companies, the XFL, Teremana Tequila, virtual platform and live event experience Athleticon, the groundbreaking Project Rock line at Under Armour, VOSS, Acorns, Atom Tickets, CAVA, ZOA and Salt & Straw. Her innovative thinking has garnered explosive growth for her brands, guided by her unmatched ability to seamlessly adapt business models in the rapidly changing business and media landscape.
Garcia’s acquisition of the XFL made her the first woman to own an equal or majority ownership stake in a major professional sports league in the United States. With partners Dwayne Johnson and RedBird Capital, the group has the unprecedented opportunity to option live entertainment intellectual property for further expansion across sports, live events and original entertainment programming. Melding her expertise and commitment to deliver inspiring, unique content, Garcia and team will develop the brand into a multimedia experience that athletes, partners and fans will embrace and love.
Last fall, Garcia launched the thought-provoking initiative #LatinxTheMosaic, bringing together prominent figures, influencers, actors, filmmakers and trailblazers for an honest dialogue confronting racism, colorism and celebrating Black influence within the Latinx community. In partnership with Hello Alice, Garcia created a program dedicated to the entire Latinx community, giving financial grants to Latinx small and new business entrepreneurs to keep the entrepreneurial dream alive amidst the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Garcia is the Co-Founder of Seven Bucks Productions, a multi-platform production company and digital studio pioneering original content for television, film, emerging technologies, and digital networks. Seven Bucks Productions creates innovative content rooted in authenticity, strong storytelling, and passion. Opening weekend of Jumanji: The Next Level became Seven Bucks’ biggest of all time, and fan-favorite Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw (Universal Pictures) set the record as the only 2019 title to lead the global box office for four weeks, racing past $700 million worldwide. The ever-expanding slate of tent-pole movies includes one of Sony’s highest-grossing films of all time, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Sony Pictures Entertainment), Rampage (New Line Cinema), Skyscraper (Legendary Entertainment/Universal Pictures), Jungle Cruise (Walt Disney Pictures), Red Notice (Netflix), Unstoppable (101 Studios), The King (Warner Bros.), John Henry and The Statesmen (Netflix), Black Adam (New Line Cinema), Shazam! (New Line Cinema) and Fighting with My Family (MGM). Seven Bucks also produces original television programming, including NBC’s Young Rock, HBO’s most-watched half-hour series Ballers, HBO’s No. 1 stand-alone documentary special Rock and a Hard Place, NBC’s The Titan Games, BET’s Finding Justice, CNN’s Soundtracks: Songs that Defined History and Fuse’s Clash of the Corps. Highly anticipated upcoming television projects on the Seven Bucks slate include the Disney Plus docuseries Behind the Attraction, HBO’s backyard wrestling show TRE CNT, and feature length documentary Four Down.
Garcia’s passion for building global enterprises is matched by her love of professional sports and personally with her ambitions towards the sport of bodybuilding. She first competed in 2011 and went on to earn her IFBB Pro card in 2014. She was the first-ever Women’s Physique Division athlete to be signed to the Weider roster.
Balancing over 50 other projects in development while simultaneously managing a diverse portfolio of ventures, she continues to serve as a change agent and a multi-faceted trailblazer to women everywhere. Garcia earned a spot in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 Variety500 lists and in Variety’s Power of Women Report in 2016 and 2018.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Garcia moved to Florida where she earned her bachelor’s degree in International Marketing and Finance from the University of Miami School of Business. Following graduation, Garcia took a job at Merrill Lynch, before founding her own private wealth management firm, JDM Partners LLC. Garcia continues to be an active angel investor, using her wealth of experience to identify and invest in groundbreaking entrepreneurs and business start-ups.
Garcia is a proud mom to 19-year-old daughter, Simone Garcia Johnson. Garcia and her husband, Dave Rienzi, split their time between Florida and Los Angeles.