W. Kip Speyer
Chairman of the Board
W. Kip Speyer has been our CEO, President and Chairman of the Board since May 2010. From 2005 to 2009 Mr. Speyer served as a director, the president and chief executive officer of Speyer Door and Window, LLC, which was sold to Haddon Windows, LLC (SecuraSeal, LLC, AccuWeld Corporation) in December 2009. From October 2002 to May 2005 Mr. Speyer had been a private investor. Mr. Speyer was president and chief executive officer of Intelligent Systems Software, Inc. (ISSI) from October 2000 through June 2002, whereby Mr. Speyer became chief executive officer of ICAD, Inc. (ICAD: Nasdaq) which was a combination of ISSI and Howtek, Inc. (HOWT:Nasdaq). Mr. Speyer was the president and chief executive officer of Galileo Corporation (GAEO: Nasdaq) from 1998 to 1999. Galileo Corporation changed its name to NetOptix (OPTX: Nasdaq) and was merged with Corning Corporation (GLW: NYSE) in a stock purchase in May 2000. From 1996 to 1998 Mr. Speyer was the president of Leisegang Medical Group, three medical device companies owned by Galileo Corporation. Prior to joining Galileo Corporation, Mr. Speyer founded Leisegang Medical, Inc. and served as its president and chief executive officer from 1986 to 1996. Leisegang Medical, Inc. was a company specializing in medical devices for women’s health. From 1982 to 1985 Mr. Speyer served as president of Hays Medical Companies, a six-company multi-national and part of the Hays Group. Mr. Speyer is a graduate of Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in 1972.
Chief Executive Officer
Matt Drinkwater is a digital executive with extensive, progressively advancing leadership experience at iconic high-tech brands Buzzfeed, Twitter, Groupon, Yahoo, AOL, and Lycos. He consistently demonstrated his agility in working across publishing, platform, format, and AdTech mediums, collaborating with diverse domestic and international stakeholders to deliver on and surpass goals.
Most recently Senior Vice President, International, of BuzzFeed, Matt was previously in Agency Development and Global Accounts, Twitter, Miami, and Head of Twitter’s Global Online Sales in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Matt relocated to Sao Paulo to found and grow Twitter Brazil, becoming fluent in Portuguese by learning the language virtually on his own; he is also proficient in Spanish. A dynamic and engaging presenter, he even conducted keynote speeches in Portuguese.
Before joining Twitter, Matt’s influential roles included VP of Groupon Inc., East Coast; Senior Director of Sales, New England and Canada, at Yahoo; and Regional Sales Director, Boston, and Account Director, Atlanta, at AOL. His leadership talents were evident early on in his career when he earned promotions to management at Lycos and AOL.
Matt excels at designing strategies and scalable solutions to complex business problems and bringing divergent voices together in alignment with visions, values, and goals. His expertise includes operations optimization, business management, international sales, talent acquisition and development, product enhancements, strategic partnerships, Go-to-Market, coaching and mentoring, and global team leadership.
Examples of feedback: “You…helped unify teams, create amazing cultures and a strong sense of community across all our international markets.” (Head of International Content). “You have been a leader who both defines a mission but also makes each and every employee under you feel like a true partner in that mission.” (Head of EU Content). “You brought international together in a way that one else could…I learned a lot from you about supporting revenue.” (Head of Intl. Video Operations).
Edward A. Cabanas
Chief Financial Officer
From March 2019 until July 2020, Mr. Cabanas, 49, served as Vice President Finance for ACAMS, L.L.C. (Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE) where he oversaw the finance function for the company and partnered with the operation focusing on Sales management, International expansion and Product development. From February 2017 until August 2018, he served as SVP, CFO for the Connectivity segment of Global Eagle Entertainment (NASDAQ: ENT) where he oversaw the global finance and accounting functions for a leading provider of satellite-based connectivity to the Air, Sea and remote Land markets. Earlier in his career, he served in various senior finance (Corporate Controller and Regional CFO) and business development positions at Laureate Education (NASDAQ: LAUR) where he spent approximately 15 years (from 2001 to 2016) living stateside, as well as, abroad in Europe and South America for the largest private, for-profit, higher education group globally. Over this time span, he spent half his time acquiring and adding universities and/or institutions to the global network focusing on due diligence, securing local financing and integration activities once transactions completed. Additionally, he spent the other half of his time as Corporate Controller, Regional CFO for the Andean region (Chile, Ecuador and Peru) and Regional CFO for Central America. Prior to Laureate, he spent several years at Ernst & Young in New York City and Madrid, Spain in the Audit, Dispute resolution and Transaction Support Services groups. Mr. Cabanas received a BS in Public Accounting in 1993 from Fordham University in the Bronx, New York and obtained his CPA license (currently inactive) from the State of New York in 1996.
Todd F. Speyer
Chief Executive Officer, Bright Mountain, LLC
Todd F. Speyer has been a member of the board of directors and an employee of our company since January 2011, currently serving as our Digital Director. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Speyer was the marketing and product manager for Speyer Door and Window from 2005 to 2009. He was responsible for developing all the company’s websites, from product conception in 2005 through the sale of the company in 2009, including writing copy and initiating animations on the website to illustrate product concept prior to prototype completion. Additionally, he was responsible for market research, pricing, design, feature and studying distribution characteristics of other companies in the door and window space. His input was felt in product design areas including, pricing, colors, appearance, features, performance and overall perceived salability. Mr. Speyer created the Speyer Seven product features as the most important customer buying attributes based on customer feedback. Mr. Speyer graduated from Florida State University in 2004 with a BA in English Literature.
Chief Marketing Officer, Oceanside Media
Joey Winshman has been a member of our Board of Directors since August 2019. Mr. Winshman has served as Chief Marketing Officer of S&W since co-founding the company in February 2015. Since June 2018 he has also served as Chief Marketing Officer of Lumynox, a subsidiary of S&W. Prior to co-founding S&W, from June 2013 until January 2015 Mr. Winshman was Media Manager for Taptica International Ltd., now known as Tremor International Ltd. (AIM: TRMR), a leader in advertising technologies with operations in more than 60 countries. Mr. Winshman, who is a citizen of both Israel and the U.S., received a B.S. in Business Administration, Management Information Systems, from the University of Vermont.