Ownership

ERICK THOHIR

Managing Partner

Introduced along with Jason Levien as D.C. United Managing General Partner on July 10, 2012, Erick Thohir is an Indonesian entrepreneur and sports investor.

In addition to D.C. United, his International Sports Capital company acquired a controlling stake of the Italian Serie A professional soccer club, F.C. Internazionale Milano in November of 2013. Thohir was subsequently elected the 21st President in Internazionale’s 106 year history. The combination of these two football/soccer properties advances the global strategy of his sports portfolio, which includes former co-ownership of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers as well.

Thohir is also the founder of the Mahaka Group, a business which focuses on media and entertainment holdings. Mahaka’s interests include a ticketing company, top ranked radio and television stations, and numerous additional restructured businesses.

 

JASON M. LEVIEN

Managing General Partner

Introduced along with Erick Thohir as D.C. United Managing General Partner on July 10, 2012, Jason Levien is the president and founder of LSRI, a firm specializing in investments in sports and media properties. He serves as the CEO of the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies and was previously a co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Earlier in his career, Levien was a prominent sports agent and attorney, representing players, coaches, teams, leagues, and sports and media executives. He also spent two seasons as an NBA executive.

Levien has strong roots in the District from his time as a student at Georgetown University, a lawyer at the Williams & Connolly firm and a resident of both the Cleveland Park and DuPont Circle neighborhoods. Levien also served as a law clerk in Maryland to the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

A graduate of Pomona College, Levien served as an editor of the Michigan Law Review while earning his law degree and master's in public policy from the University of Michigan. He later received a fellowship from Harvard Law School and as an adjunct professor at the University of California Berkeley Law School.

WILLIAM H.C. CHANG

General Partner

William H.C. Chang is the Co-Ownder and General Partner of D.C. United. He serves as Chairman of Westlake International Group. Westlake is a privately held, diversified investment company with operations in the United States, China, Latin America, Japan, India and Canada. Its investments span private and public equities, including venture capital, professional sports, media and entertainment, emerging technologies, life sciences and real estate. He is also on the Executive Committee of the San Francisco Giants Baseball Club, and on the Board of Directors of U.S.A. Rugby.

Chang is an active investor in early stage technology companies through his Edge Venture Capital Fund, with a particular focus on clean/green, M2M, mobile and cloud based applications.

Chang's associations and affiliations include: the Asian Business League (Founding Chairman); California Foundation on the Environment and the Economy (Director); California International Relations Foundation (Director); Chinese American Association of Commerce (Founder); City Club of San Francisco (Founding Governor); Harvard University (Asia Center and Committee on University Resources); The Asia Foundation (Trustee); and World President's Organization.

Chang has a bachelor's degree in Economics from Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts.