EVP, Chief Business Officer, LAFC Sports
Chapter Board - Los Angeles
Larry Freedman is an executive vice president and chief business officer of LAFC Sports, LLC, which was awarded an expansion franchise by Major League Soccer. Larry is also currently a principal and chief executive officer of Mandalay Baseball, LLC, a joint venture between ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers and an investor group led by the principals of Mandalay Entertainment Group, which owns and operates the Oklahoma City Dodgers, the AAA affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers and a principal in aXiomatic, which holds a controlling interest in the esports franchise Team Liquid. Previously, Larry was a principal and president of its predecessor, Mandalay Baseball Properties, LLC, which owned and operated a portfolio of Minor League Baseball franchises.
Prior to Mandalay, Larry held executive positions with technology companies ranging from privately-held startups to publicly-traded Fortune 500 companies with global operations. Notably, he was senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for PLATINUM technology which was sold to Computer Associates in 1999 for $3.6B, the then largest transaction in software industry history.
In addition, Larry co-founded divine interVentures, an Internet incubator, where he helped raise nearly $1B through private offerings and an IPO; served as vice president and corporate counsel for Orbitz from shortly after its formation through the launch of its online travel site; and co-founded G2 SwitchWorks, a developer of travel distribution technology, where he helped raise several rounds of venture capital from Texas Pacific Group, Norwest Venture Partners and several major airlines.
Larry earned a BA in business administration from Boston University and a JD from UCLA. He has also been an adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law and a lecturer at the UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Summer Sports Marketing and Management Institute. He is a member of the board of directors of the Pacific Coast League, the Baseball Internet Rights Company, LAFC Sports Foundation and the Oklahoma City Dodgers Foundation, as well as the advisory board of the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission.