Edition:
India

iPic Entertainment Inc (IPIC.OQ)

IPIC.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

12.90USD
2:29am IST
Change (% chg)

$-0.12 (-0.92%)
Prev Close
$13.02
Open
$13.22
Day's High
$13.22
Day's Low
$12.87
Volume
5,281
Avg. Vol
--
52-wk High
$17.00
52-wk Low
$10.80

Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Hamid Hashemi

2010 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Paul Westra

2017 Chief Financial Officer

Sherry Yard

2014 Chief Operating Officer

Clark Woods

2011 Executive Vice President - Films

Paul Safran

2011 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

George Philip

71 2017 Director

Ajay Bijli

51 Independent Director

Robert Kirby

65 2010 Independent Director

Dana Messina

53 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Hamid Hashemi

Mr. Hamid Hashemi is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He founded the company in 2010 . Mr. Hashemi has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since September 2010. Mr. Hashemi has over 30 years of experience owning and operating entertainment venues and is recognized as one of the motion picture industry’s most dynamic business developers, having successfully developed and launched three companies involved in motion picture exhibition. Mr. Hashemi founded iPic to pursue his vision of creating social destinations anchored by theaters and making the luxury screening room movie-going experience available and aff ordable to the general population. Mr. Hashemi earned a B.S. in microbiology from Florida Atlantic University. He presently serves on the Board of Trustees at Pinecrest Preparatory School in Fort Lauderdale. He is also a current member of World Presidents’ Organization and has made television appearances on shows including The Today Show, CNN, Neil Cavuto, CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, Fox Network, and Wall Street Week. Mr. Hashemi was selected to our board of directors because of his role in our founding and long career in the motion picture exhibition industry and because of his prior experience building the Muvico brand.

Paul Westra

Mr. Paul L. Westra is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Prior to joining us, Mr. Westra served as an Equity Research Analyst for Stifel Financial from June 2013 until March 2017. From June 2002 until June 2013, Mr. Westra served as an Equity Research Analyst for Cowen and Company. In addition to his career in equity research, he spent two years as Vice President of Business Development for Food.com, an outsourced information technology company for restaurants and was also co-founder of two New York City restaurants, Phebe’s and Dylan Prime. Mr. Westra earned a B.A. in business administration from the University of Massachusetts and an M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He is also a CFA charter holder.

Sherry Yard

Ms. Sherry Yard is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Prior to joining us, Ms. Yard was an independent consultant from February 2013 to February 2014. Prior to that, she served as Executive Chef of Spago from January 1995 until February 2013. Ms. Yard is a 3-time James Beard Award winning chef and a FoodTV personality. Ms. Yard is responsible for developing and operating all of iPic’s foodservice operations. Ms. Yard has an Associate’s Degree in hospitality management from NYC Technical College and a Master Pastry Arts Degree in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America. Ms. Yard works with numerous philanthropic organizations and is a driving force of the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP).

Clark Woods

Mr. Clark Woods is Executive Vice President - Films of the Company. Prior to joining us, Mr. Woods was President of Domestic Distribution at MGM from 2006 until 2010. From 1979 until 2006, Mr. Woods was Executive Vice President, General Sales Manager of Paramount Pictures where he distributed the movie Titanic, at the time the largest grossing movie in history. Mr. Woods is responsible for selecting the fi lms and other media in iPic theaters. Mr. Woods earned a B.A. from American University and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He has served as President of Variety International, the motion picture industries’ worldwide children’s charity.

Paul Safran

Mr. Paul Safran is Senior Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. Prior to joining us, Mr. Safran was a partner with Becker & Poliakoff , from 2006 until 2009, and a partner with Roetzel & Andress from 2009 until 2011. From 1999 until 2006, Mr. Safran was Counsel to Transamerica Finance Corporation’s Municipal Finance Division. Mr. Safran earned a B.S. degree in finance, from Nova Southeastern University, where he graduated magna cum laude and a J.D. degree from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad School of Law, where he was a member of its Law Review.

George Philip

Mr. George M. Philip is Director of the Company. Mr. Philip served as President of the University at Albany, State University of New York from November 2007 until he retired in January 2013. Prior to the University of Albany, Mr. Philip served in various roles at the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System (NYSTRS) including as Chief Investment Officer from February 1992 until November 2007. Mr. Philip earned B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University at Albany, State University of New York and a J.D. from Western New England University School of Law. Mr. Philip is a current or past member of numerous professional organizations and governing bodies involved in fi nancial, educational and community activities including: First Niagara (FNFG), National Council on Teacher Retirement, Pension Managers Advisory Committee of the New York Stock Exchange, The Research Foundation of SUNY, St. Peter’s Health Partners, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, US Airways Group, Inc., The University at Albany Council and The Council of Institutional Investors. He also serves as an advisor to the Investment Committee of the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System, as a member of the board of Community Newspapers Holdings, Inc., owned by the Retirement Systems of Alabama, and a member of the board of Trinity Health. Mr. Philip brings to our Board signifi cant strategic-advisory and fi nancial-management expertise.

Ajay Bijli

Mr. Ajay Bijli is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bijli is currently the Chairman and Managing Director for PVR Limited, the largest fi lm exhibition company in India. Mr. Bijli’s passion for movies led him to create PVR Cinemas in 1995. The company’s joint venture with Village Roadshow, a global fi lm production and exhibition company from Australia, resulted in bringing the multiplex format to India. Today, PVR serves approximately 75 million patrons with 600 screens across the length and breadth of the country. Acknowledging his business acumen, he has been awarded the Asia Innovator of the Year and Most Admired Retailer of the year 2016. Under his leadership, PVR has received the Fortune India’s Next 500 Big and Mid-size companies’ award. Mr. Bijli serves on the Board of Trustees of the Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image and he is the founding member of FICCI Multiplex Association (India). He is also a member of The Film and TV Producers Guild (India), Young Presidents’ Organization and is associated with the Central Board of Film Certification, Government of India. Mr. Bijli brings to our Board significant operating and fi nancial expertise as well as extensive experience in the theater industry.

Robert Kirby

Mr. Robert George Kirby is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kirby is currently the Co-Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Village Roadshow Ltd., where he has spent his entire business career. Through the launch of Roadshow Home Video, Mr. Kirby was the driving force behind the Australian video revolution of the 1980’s and 1990’s. He is a pioneer of new cinema concepts in both Australia and internationally and has been at the forefront of Village Roadshow’s successful diversification into theme parks, radio and international fi lm production. Mr. Kirby earned a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne. Mr. Kirby is the Deputy Chair of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation, Member of Patrons Council of Epilepsy Foundation and Patron of Arts Centre Melbourne. Mr. Kirby brings to our Board a wealth of operating experience within the hospitality industry having operated theaters in 26 countries and theme parks in Australia.

Dana Messina

Mr. Dana Messina is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Messina is currently Chairman of Volt Information Sciences, which he joined in October 2015 and is also the President of Kirkland Messina, which he founded in March 1994. From August 1993 until September 2013, Mr. Messina held various positions at Steinway Musical Instruments, including Executive Vice President from August 1993 to August 1996, and Chief Executive Officer from August 1996 to October 2011. In addition, Mr. Messina served on the Board of Steinway Musical Instruments from August 1993 to September 2013. Earlier in his career, Mr. Messina was a Senior Vice President in the High Yield Bond Department at Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated. Mr. Messina earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Tufts University where he graduated magna cum laude and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Messina brings to our Board significant operating and financial expertise as well as extensive experience as a public company director.