Richard L. (“Dick”) Barovick was born in New York City, attended public schools, graduated from the Bronx High School of Science, The University of Michigan (B.A.), and the Harvard law School (J.D.). Admitted to the New York and Connecticut bars, as well as all federal courts. After working for one year at a large New York law firm following law school graduation, joined legal department at MCA/Universal. In that capacity, involved in the legal, financial and business affairs of artists, producers, directors and writers in negotiating television motion packages on their and MCA’s behalf.
Transferred to California office as executive assistant to Lew R. Wasserman, Chairman and CEO. Essentially worked in the financial, administrative and deal making process regarding television packaging, financing and related matters for the company. Left MCA to form the law firm of Barovick and Konecky in New York and in January of 1983 joined the predecessor of the New York, L.A. and Memphis law firm now known as Loeb and Loeb as a Senior Partner.
He was appointed CEO of Grundy Worldwide in May, 1994, after having served since March of 1991 as Managing Director of the company’s Executive Committee and a member of its Board. Grundy Worldwide operated 17 wholly owned production companies throughout the world producing local programming for local broadcasters, as well as distributing those and other acquired programs worldwide.
Grundy Worldwide was acquired by Pearson plc, a UK based media conglomerate in May 1995. Barovick is now a private investor as well as serving on the Board of Trustees of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida.