Board of Directors
W. Kip Speyer
Chief Executive Officer, President and 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. Mr. W. Kip Speyer is the father of Mr. Todd F. Speyer.
President, COO and Director
Mr. Peters, age 58, currently serves as the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Peters is a founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NDN, Inc. Upon the acquisition of NDN in November 2019 by the Company, Mr. Peters became the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Peters has served as the President, CEO, and Board Member of Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP) from 2002 to 2005 and in the 1990s, Mr. Peters was Vice President of International Operations for Advanced Fibre Communications (NASDAQ: TLAB) and Adtran (NASDAQ: ADTN), where he led global expansion to over 40 countries. For nearly a decade, he held increasingly senior positions at AT&T Network Systems, the last being Managing Director of the Middle East and Africa, headquartered in Cairo, Egypt. Mr. Peters holds multiple issued patents focused on methods of searching, sorting and displaying video clips and sound files by relevance. Mr. Peters earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance & Accounting from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Thunderbird. Mr. Peters has continued his educational efforts in executive programs at Harvard, Stanford and Columbia Universities. Mr. Peters has no family relationships with any Director or Executive Officer of the Company.
Todd F. Speyer
Chief Operating 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 Chief Operating Officer of our wholly owned subsidiary, Bright Mountain, LLC. Mr. Speyer is responsible for the content and operations of the Company’s owned websites. For the previous five and one half years, he has been responsible for the integration of all website organic growth and acquisitions, including content, design and visitor traffic. Previously, Mr. Speyer was our Director of Business Development, helping locate acquisitions and shaping the website portfolio. Mr. Speyer graduated from Florida State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature.
Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee
Mr. Dunleavy, age 70, is an inactive Certified Public Accountant spending his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). During his tenure with PWC, he was Chairman of the Finance Committee for the PWC Global Firm, a Board member of the PWC US Firm, Partner In-Charge of the Consulting Strategic Accounts, Thought Leader of the Finance and Accounting Practice and Partner InCharge of the AT&T and Lucent accounts, the largest client engagements of the Firm. Mr. Dunleavy has authored five books on Financial Management and Systems Implementation. Mr. Dunleavy served on the board of directors of NDN, Inc., prior to the inversion which spun-off MediaHouse. He has served as a visiting professor at Tuck School Dartmouth and New York College of Insurance MBA program. Mr. Dunleavy holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration – Accounting from Columbia University, an All But Dissertation degree in Educational Finance from Columbia University, a Bachelor’s degree in English from Fordham University, and completed the Executive Program and Tuck School, Dartmouth. Mr. Dunleavy has been appointed Chairperson of the Company’s Audit Committee and a Member of the Company’s Compensation Committee. Mr. Dunleavy has no arrangements or understanding with any other person pursuant to which he was appointed as a Director and no family relationships with any Director or Executive Officer of the Company.
Charles H. Lichtman
Charles H. Lichtman has been a member of our board of directors since October 2014. For more than the past 10 years he has been a partner at the law firm of Berger Singerman in its Fort Lauderdale, Florida office. Mr. Lichtman’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and trial practice. He has significant experience in large fraud, corporate shareholder, finance and receivership/trustee cases of all types and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Lichtman received an A.B. Double Major with honors from Indiana University and Juris Doctorate from DePaul University, College of Law.
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.
Harry D. Schulman
Harry D. Schulman has been a member of our Board of Directors since November 2019. For more than 20 years he has served on multiple boards including Baird Capital, a private equity firm managing over $3 billion, Hancock Fabrics, Inc., O2 Media, Inc., QEP and HeZhong International Holdings. He holds a Master’s degree in International Business from the University of Miami and a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Dayton.