Jan David Frouman is the CEO of Telepool GmbH, a leading film and TV distributor and producer co-owned by Will and Jada-Pinkett Smith’s family office, Smith Family Circle. He is also a Senior Advisor at Westbrook Inc., a cross-platform media company founded by the Smiths, with activities across film, TV, digital media, branded content, and merchandising. In that capacity, Jan provides strategic direction on the company’s global expansion through content company investments and partnerships.
Prior to joining Telepool and Westbrook, Jan spent 15 years at ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, including three years as a Member of the Executive Board, where he was responsible for the company’s portfolio of TV channels across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. In addition to his Executive Board role, Jan was the founder, Chairman & CEO of Red Arrow Studios, a ProSiebenSat.1 subsidiary and leading independent content studio with 20 production companies and 2 global distribution assets.
Previously, Jan was a Director at Saban Capital Group, a media-focused private equity firm in Los Angeles. In 2003, Jan was a member of the Saban transaction team that led and executed the acquisition of ProsiebenSat.1.
Jan earned a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and an MBA from USC’s Marshall School of Business.