Joshua Sason is the Founder & CEO of Magna. He founded the company in 2009 out of his bedroom at just twenty two years old and has quickly grown it into a leading worldwide entrepreneurial and investment brand with multiple strategies and offices in New York and Sydney.
Today, Magna is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost creative and tactical firms; building disruptive companies and investing across the worldwide public and private equity markets and the entertainment industry with a focus on non-correlated overlooked and underserved opportunities.
Additionally, Josh founded the construction company, Sason Builders, and the talent acquisition technology company, Mainz (acquired in 2017), both of which continue to thrive and operate as portfolio companies within Magna’s Ventures division.
As a producer, he’s financed several feature films and documentaries through Magna Entertainment including HBO’s “The 50 Year Argument,” and 2016’s, “Bleed for This,” both in partnership with film legend Martin Scorsese. He continues to actively write and produce music through Magna Entertainment’s interests as well.
Josh is involved in various philanthropic causes related to music, the arts and entrepreneurship, fostered through the firm’s eponymous Magna:initiative which has partnered with organizations including: The Grammy’s, Defy Ventures, Mid Island Y JCC and others. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with Distinctive Honors from Hofstra University.
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