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ABOUT MATADOR

Matador is a full-service content studio with offices in New York and Los Angeles. Founded in 2013 by Jay Peterson and Todd Lubin, the company is a creative collaboration between two experienced producers and longtime friends, bringing together their unique vision and knack for making popular and innovative content across a variety of platforms.

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MATADOR TEAM

Jay Peterson

Founder, CEO

 

Prior to founding Matador, Jay served as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Production and Development at Original Media, an Endemol Company. During his tenure at Original, Jay developed and produced several hit television series, including History’s Swamp People, Spike’s Inkmaster, AMC’s Comic Book Men and Discovery’s Dual Survival. He expanded Original’s portfolio into new categories such as sports (MMA Uncensored Live), talk (The Gayle King Show), music (Unplugged) and live television (Nokia’s Rihanna Live for MTV, VH1 and Palladia), and strengthened the franchises and economics of existing shows such as Storm Chasers, LA Ink and The Rachel Zoe Project. Before joining Original, Jay was the President of K2 Pictures, where he served as Executive Producer on numerous projects, including the Showtime feature documentary Same Sex America, the daily ESPN series Classic Now and the Kennedy Center’s 9/11 memorial special, Concert for America (NBC).  

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Jay Peterson

Jay Peterson

Founder, CEO

Todd Lubin

Co-Founder

 

Todd served as Executive Producer and showrunner of NBC’s hit reality show, The Biggest Loser before starting Matador. His tenure lasted nine seasons, an unprecedented 175 episodes and over 330 hours of primetime programing. Todd was the primary creative decision maker in all facets of the show, overseeing a crew of 200 and managing the show’s franchise partnerships with Ford, General Mills and Subway as well as collaborations with Michelle Obama, the NFL and NASCAR. Under Todd’s leadership, the show reached its highest ratings across all demographics. Prior to running The Biggest Loser, Todd produced content as diverse as the USA Network’s live country music show, Nashville Star, and the documentary-style 30 DAYS for F/X. He has also produced series for MTV, VH1, and The Sundance Channel, and directed and produced the award-winning documentary, Year of the Bull, which sold to Showtime in 2003. Todd started his career producing feature films with Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) and working in development for filmmaker Michael Mann (The Insider, Ali).

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Todd Lubin

Todd Lubin

Co-Founder

Sadia Rodriguez

CFO
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Sadia Rodriguez

Sadia Rodriguez

CFO

Leah Culton Gonzalez

EVP, Production
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Leah Culton Gonzalez

Leah Culton Gonzalez

EVP, Production

Bobby Kondrat

VP, Post Production
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Bobby Kondrat

Bobby Kondrat

VP, Post Production

Dave Larzelere

VP, Development

 

Dave Larzelere is an experienced television producer and writer who has been working with Jay for ten years, ever since they worked together on an ESPN show back when Dave had a lot more hair and Jay had a much smaller office. Dave has written extensively about sports, both on television and in print during a side career as a boxing writer for HBO Boxing, Slate and The Sporting News. At Original Media, he helped develop successful shows like Swamp People, Dual Survival, Comic Book Men and Inkmaster. He’s a founding member of the Matador team and like everyone at Matador he fervently believes that Pernell Whitaker beat Chavez and that Larry Holmes remains profoundly underrated. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Nicole, and his two children, Reggie and Bea.

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Dave Larzelere

Dave Larzelere

VP, Development

Sam Brown

VP, Development
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Sam Brown

Sam Brown

VP, Development

Jerry Carita

VP, Current Series & Production Development

Executive Producer Jerry Carita has almost 20 years of production experience, serving in various capacities on both scripted and unscripted projects.  His credits as a producer and director include hit shows like ABC’s WIFE SWAP, History Channel’s AMERICAN PICKERS, and AMC’s own COMIC BOOK MEN, where he served as a supervising producer and helped launch the series, now in production on its 6th season.  As an executive producer he’s overseen TLC’s NY INK, BBQ PITMASTERS on Destination America, and he showran the first season of History Channel’s long-running hit COUNTING CARS.  Since joining Matador at the company’s inception almost 4 years ago, he’s overseen projects for MTV, TruTV, Spike, A&E, WeTV, Animal Planet, Lifetime, History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and the pilot for GEEKING OUT.  He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Stephanie, and their children Gerard, Yvonne and Harlan - none of whom understand what their daddy does at work all day.

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Jerry Carita

Jerry Carita

VP, Current Series & Production Development

Jack Turner

SVP, Scripted & Documentary Content

Jack Turner has worked as a Development and Production Executive for over fifteen years. He has worked for subsidiaries of Universal and MGM/UA as well as managed several entertainment investment funds. The library of film and television projects that he has been involved with has garnered over 20 Golden Globe nominations and 25 Academy Award nominations (including four for Best Picture) and an Emmy win.

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Jack Turner

Jack Turner

SVP, Scripted & Documentary Content

Mia Lam

Controller
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Mia Lam

Mia Lam

Controller

Bree L. Frank

EIC, Production
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Bree L. Frank

Bree L. Frank

EIC, Production

Mark DiCristofaro

Line Producer
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Mark DiCristofaro

Mark DiCristofaro

Line Producer

Stephane Cantave

Line Producer
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Stephane Cantave

Stephane Cantave

Line Producer

Brian Hartough

Editor
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Brian Hartough

Brian Hartough

Editor

Ezra Paek

Editor
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Ezra Paek

Ezra Paek

Editor

Richard Angstadt

Post Production Manager
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Richard Angstadt

Richard Angstadt

Post Production Manager

Thuya Yeelin

Senior Accountant
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Thuya Yeelin

Thuya Yeelin

Senior Accountant

Justin Crouell

Production Accountant
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Justin Crouell

Justin Crouell

Production Accountant

Chuck Cuellar

Accountant
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Chuck Cuellar

Chuck Cuellar

Accountant

Paige Haaren

Producer

Producer, Development

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Paige Haaren

Paige Haaren

Producer

Ti Peake

Development Manager
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Ti Peake

Ti Peake

Development Manager

Nic Delikat

Development Editor
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Nic Delikat

Nic Delikat

Development Editor

Pete Hedberg

Junior Editor
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Pete Hedberg

Pete Hedberg

Junior Editor

Colleen McCreesh

Associate Producer
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Colleen McCreesh

Colleen McCreesh

Associate Producer

Avrian McCoy

Office Manager
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Avrian McCoy

Avrian McCoy

Office Manager

Alexis Freitag

Executive Assistant
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Alexis Freitag

Alexis Freitag

Executive Assistant

Erin Moody

Executive Assistant
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Erin Moody

Erin Moody

Executive Assistant

Ngoc-Que Tran

Executive Assistant
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Ngoc-Que Tran

Ngoc-Que Tran

Executive Assistant

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