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Michael D. Ratner

Founder, President and CEO

Michael D. Ratner is the founder and CEO of OBB Media, a vertically integrated content studio that is defining how a new generation of viewers consumes programming. In 2016, Ratner launched OBB Media at 26 and has led the company through explosive growth. 

Michael D. Ratner oversees all six verticals of OBB Media, including OBB Studios, a 15,000 sq. foot production and post facility built in Hollywood. Ratner has created, directed and/or produced many critically and commercially successful films & TV shows, receiving a Grammy nomination for Justin Bieber: Our World; amassing over 1.5 billion views with Kevin Hart's Cold As Balls; fostering dialogue around mental health awareness with Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil; and pairing content with commerce in Hailey Bieber's Who's In My Bathroom?. Ratner recently produced the upcoming Netflix Original, Mountain Queen: The Summits of Lhakpa Sherpa, as well as the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2023 special for ABC and Hulu.

Additionally, Ratner is an entrepreneur and investor behind some of the fastest growing companies in the entertainment and consumer sectors. Ratner has transformed how talent builds and grows their businesses, most recently partnering with Hailey Bieber to launch her beauty brand and industry powerhouse, rhode skin, where he is the founding partner. Ratner is the chairman of Myron Arthur Holdings, which focuses on investing in and advising media and consumer brands. Ratner received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MFA from NYU Tisch. Ratner most recently was named to the Goldman Sachs Top 100 Most Exceptional Entrepreneurs of 2023, and has previously been recognized as one of Variety’s New Leader Creatives and a member of Forbes 30 Under 30.

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