Stephen D. Greenberg joined Allen & Company as a Managing Director in January 2002. At Allen & Company, he focuses on the sports and media industries, as he has throughout his business career. Greenberg has represented the owners of the Milwaukee Brewers, the Cincinnati Reds and the Atlanta Braves in the sales of those baseball teams; the Wilpon family in the acquisition of the New York Mets; the White Sox, Cubs, Bulls and Black Hawks in the formation of a regional network in Chicago (Comcast SportsNet Chicago); and Major League Baseball on a variety of television-related matters, including the formation of the MLB Network.
Before joining Allen & Company, Greenberg co-founded Fusient Media Ventures, a New York-based sports and media company, and the Classic Sports Network.In 1997, Greenberg and his partners sold Classic Sports Network to ESPN. He stayed on at ESPN until the end of 1998, during which time he helped to oversee the smooth transition of Classic Sports into the ESPN portfolio of networks. Now known as ESPN Classic, the network is currently carried in more than 70 million cable and satellite television homes throughout the United States.
Greenberg previously served as the deputy commissioner and chief operating officer of Major League Baseball under Commissioner Fay Vincent. At MLB, he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the Commissioner's office. Prior to MLB, Greenberg practiced law with the Los Angeles firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips where he specialized in Sports and General Business Law and served as the firm's managing partner in 1987 and 1988.
The son of baseball legend and Hall-of-Famer Hank Greenberg, Steve played first base and was captain of the baseball team during his undergraduate years at Yale University. After college, he was drafted by the Washington Senators and spent five years playing for minor league affiliates of the Senators (who later became the Texas Rangers). Subsequently, he enrolled at UCLA Law School where he earned his J.D. degree in 1977.
Greenberg and his wife Myrna have two daughters and one grandson.