Board of Directors
W. Kip Speyer
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
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.
Director, President and Chief Operating Officer
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
Director and 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 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.
Pamela J. Parizek
Director and Audit Committee Chairwoman.
Pamela Parizek has over 30 years of experience advising corporate boards, audit committees, c-suite executives and outside counsel on complex accounting, legal and regulatory matters. She is a JD/CPA, certified in financial forensics, and previously served in the enforcement division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and led the Washington, DC forensic practice of a Big Four accounting firm. Pamela has led numerous investigations involving public companies, private entities and charitable foundations and her findings have been presented to U.S. and foreign regulatory authorities – in compliance with restrictive data protection and privacy regimes around the world. She has also provided forensic assistance to audit engagement teams on fraud risk, accounting irregularities and alleged illegal acts. Pamela serves on the Board of Directors of Foundation for a Smoke-Free World and on the Board of Trustees of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She previously served on the boards of Global Kids, Inc. and the SEC Historical Society. Ms. Parizek holds a JD from Northwestern University School of Law and a BA from Harvard College.
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.
Director and 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.