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.
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.
Richard Rogers has been a member of our board of directors since July 2013. For more than the past five years Mr. Rogers has been the president and chief executive officer of On Course Insurance, Inc., which provides custom insurance analysis to create the appropriate customer solution for its clients. As an independent agency On Course Insurance represents multiple insurance carriers. Mr. Rogers has been in the insurance industry since 1985. Mr. Rogers is a graduate of West Chester University and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in pre-law in 1978.
Todd F. Davenport has been a director since February 2012. Mr. Davenport is an accomplished executive with significant domestic and international marketing, sales and general managerial experience. He most recently served as President and CEO of Oxira Medical, Inc., Boca Raton, FL from 2008 to 2012. Oxira Medical, Inc., formerly known as Breeze Medical, Inc., was a pre-commercialization stage company targeting the development of catheter-based medical products to be used in the treatment of coronary arteries. Mr. Davenport was recruited by the board of Cardio Optics, Inc. to be its President and CEO, where he worked from 2005 to 2007. Prior to that he was President, CEO and co-founder of Viacor, Inc. from 2000 to 2004. During this time he was the co-inventor of eight issued U.S. patents. Mr. Davenport’s early career began in 1972 where he worked as a Sales Rep for C.R. Bard, Inc., a major international medical device company. Additional work experience included Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Cordis Corporation from 1974 to 1986, Vice President and GM for Abiomed, Inc. from 1986 to 1990, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Baxter International, Inc. from 1990 to 1992, President, International Division, St. Jude Medical, Inc., from 1992 to 1995. Mr. Davenport served on the boards of the World Medical Manufacturing Corporation from 1995 to 1996 and Net Optix, Inc. from 1997 to 2000.
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, S&W 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.