Daniel Batista

Co-Founder & President

Mr. Batista is Co-Founder & President of BESE, a new media brand founded by actor Zoe Saldana. BESE’s mission is to broaden and reshape the existing narrative by shining light on the untold stories that reflect today’s America. Previously, Daniel served as SVP, Head of Content Licensing and Business Development at mitú, a leading digital-first media brand for Latino youth. Before mitú, he served as Director, Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at social media publishing startup theAudience.

Prior to entering the digital media startup space, Mr. Batista spent two years as a management consultant at L.E.K. Consulting and eight years in global operational, finance, sales and distribution roles in television and film at Universal, Paramount and Warner Bros. Mr. Batista received his MBA from Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and his BS from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business.

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