Bruce Levenson is a renowned American entrepreneur, owner of a highly ranked NBA team, as well as philanthropist. He at the same time is a joint-owner of Atlanta Hawks LLC (earlier called Atlanta Spirit LLC), which owns and heads the management of Atlanta Hawks basketball team as well as Philips Arena. Mr. Levenson has also served in the position of Governor of Hawks on the Board of Governors of NBA from the 2004. Levenson co-initiated United Communications Group (UCG) in 1977, which became the establishing board affiliate of an Information Technology Firm called Tech Target that was openly traded on NASDAQ.
Early life and Education
Bruce Levenson began his life in Washington, D.C. and then grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He later started his University studies in Washington University in St. Louis and at last attained his degree from American University, School of Law. Whilst undertaking his undergraduate studies in Law at night, Levenson began his profession in journalism at Washington Star.
UCG– Levenson jointly established United Communications Group (UCG) together with Ed Peskowitz in 1977. Based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Levenson and his partner Peskowitz commenced their company’s operations from Levenson’s apartment, where they published their foremost newsletter, titled Oil Express, focusing on developments as well as progress in the oil trade. UCG obtained other newsletters and also established databases like Oil Information Service (OPIS). UCG is described as a company that is owned privately and focuses on information and mainly specializes in facts, news plus evaluation on healthcare, credit banking, telecommunication, energy, and other trades. UCG moreover has interests and also manages GasBuddy- a mobile App designed to help drivers know where to get cheap gas in their locality.
Atlanta Hawks– In 2004, Atlanta Spirit LLC, at this time known as Atlanta Hawks LLC, was initiated so as to buy Atlanta Hawks, which was under the ownership of Turner Broadcasting. Levenson and his partner Ed Peskowitz are the majority stakeholders, who own Atlanta Hawks LLC, an affiliation of entrepreneurs that jointly own Atlanta Hawks highly skilled basketball team and also Phillips Arena. The deal at first involved Atlanta Thrashers too, though the affiliation sold the NHL club in 2011. Mr. Levenson is the lead partner who also manages the team and works as NBA Board of Directors member.
Levenson is at the same time an establishing associate of Tech Target. The business swiveled out of expansion under UCG and Levenson played the role of a manager of the company from its inception in 1999 until 2012.