President, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Markham (Mark) L. Goldstein is the President and CEO of Entertainment Partners.
EP has been integrally involved in the motion picture industry for almost 40 years, acting on behalf of both major studios and independent producers as the employer of record for their film production casts and crews across the U.S. EP processes the residual payments for many of its film production clients, and owns and operates the legendary Central Casting, which has been the principal casting service for background actors (“extras”) for 90 years and the inspiration for the phrase “Straight Out of Central Casting.” The company provides a number of widely-used tools used for film production, including the innovative Scenechronize and Studio Hub, industry-standard accounting systems and Movie Magic Budgeting and Movie Magic Scheduling. EP is the largest single contributor to the Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans and to the benefit plans of the Screen Actors Guild and the Directors Guild. In 2012, EP was named by the Achievers organization as one of the “50 Most Engaged Workplaces” in the U.S., an award established to recognize top employers that display leadership and innovation in engaging their employees. In 2014, EP Cares™, EP’s groundbreaking Affordable Care Act (ACA)-compliant insurance program, received The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism’s (IHC) Superstar Award for Private Exchange Implementation. Additionally, EP is one of the Founding Supporters of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
Goldstein joined EP in 2002 and, in 2004, he led the transition of EP from a privately held company to a 100% employee-owned organization. Currently, the company has more than 1,100 employees in eight states across the U.S., and has affiliate offices in Puerto Rico, London, Vancouver, Toronto and Tokyo. Goldstein has a long history with the company, having previously been a consultant to EP for more than 13 years at Deloitte and Touche. He started his career at Deloitte in 1989 and was promoted to Tax Partner in 1999. Before leaving to join EP, Mark was Partner in Charge of the Los Angeles Lead Tax Services Group, the second largest group in the U.S.
At EP, he has led successful efforts to change legislation on behalf of the industry, garnering support by the government as well as the industry’s unions, guilds and major studios. Additionally, Goldstein and EP have been very active in trying to increase jobs throughout the U.S. by assisting governments and clients to facilitate production film tax credits – most recently in California by supporting efforts to extend the California tax credit to slow down the movement of jobs outside of the state.
A Los Angeles native, Goldstein earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Shortly after graduation, he earned his Certified Public Accountant designation. He is currently a member of AICPA, the California Society of CPAs, and is a Board member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). In addition, he recently joined the Foundation Board for Providence St. Joseph Hospital in Burbank and the Advisory Board of The Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission. Goldstein was a finalist for the West Coast Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Additionally, he is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as well as the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
When not hard at work, he spends his time with his wife and three children, playing golf, coaching, and attending a wide range of sporting events. The family resides in La Canada, California.
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Patrick Baca has had a distinguished career as a technologist and software development leader, and brings a wealth of experience to his role as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Entertainment Partners.
He began his career as a software developer and spent his first 10 years with Lacerte Software in Texas, which was acquired by Intuit and became the company’s professional tax division. Initially, Baca worked with the newly formed technology group within the Tax Division to modernize key tax products into a viable and modern platform. He was promoted to senior management positions within Intuit, and was ultimately recruited by Intuit’s top competitor, Sage Software, where he rose to become Senior Vice President of Technology responsible for all aspects of software development, innovation, and strategy for Sage’s flagship offerings in tax, payroll, ERP, and CRM solutions. In recent years, Baca has served as both CTO and CIO for high-growth, private technology companies in Atlanta including SynQ Solutions, Aptean, and Esquire Solutions.
Baca lives in California with his wife, Louise, and their children, Emily, Alexis, and Tucker. He enjoys outdoor activities such as mountain biking and golf.
Executive Vice President, Central Casting
Jennifer Bender has over 20 years of casting experience and has been an integral part of Central Casting since she started with the company as a Senior Casting Director.
She has worked on many major feature film and TV projects, and has established strong relationships across the industry. Bender successfully led the development of the Central Casting feature division, designed to offer boutique services specific to needs of the Director and Producer. She also brought a growth-oriented approach to the company, spearheading their expansion into the New York and Louisiana markets, and is currently looking at locations for an Atlanta office.
In her role as Executive Vice President, Bender intends to continue to expand the Central Casting brand nationally and internationally. She is currently leading a casting technology modernization project, which when completed will significantly impact the casting experience for both background actors and production.
A longtime resident of Santa Monica, Bender is an avid athlete who enjoys all outdoor activities. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Burbank Temporary Aid Center, which is dedicated to providing the poor, working poor, and homeless of the Burbank community with the basic services they need to live with dignity.
Executive Vice President, Marketing
Myfa Cirinna has a degree in Economics from New York University and over 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry, with various positions concentrating on labor management, payroll, and production accounting for motion pictures, television, and broadcast commercials.
After 24 years of participation and support of the independent production community in New York and the Northeast, Cirinna now leads the Marketing and Sales group at Entertainment Partners’ Burbank headquarters. Cirinna and his team support the major motion picture and television studios and independent and commercial production community, helping filmmakers navigate the challenges and complexities of production finance management as related to project cost reporting, proper cash flow management, and labor management.
Cirinna has taught at New York University on subjects including entertainment unions, guilds, and their related contracts, and at a variety of institutions on production scheduling and budgeting. In addition, he has been a regular guest speaker for the film programs of The School of Visual Arts, The New York Film Academy, The Independent Feature Project, and Columbia University, and has been a panelist at numerous entertainment industry-related forums.
Anthony De La Rosa
Executive Vice President, Residuals
Drawing on a wealth of industry knowledge accrued over more than 17 years working with companies including Paramount, Warner Bros, HBO, Showtime, and Lionsgate, Anthony De La Rosa is EP’s EVP of Residuals.
De La Rosa has refined his expertise in residuals areas ranging from a comprehensive understanding of complex pay television formulas, development communications, reporting and budgeting, programming planning, distribution forecasting, settling guild audits, and beyond. Prior to joining EP, De La Rosa was Senior Vice President of Residuals at Lionsgate Entertainment, where he directed a department encompassing all types of media and pay running the gamut of different release markets. Further, he organized and executed the integration of residuals departments from Lionsgate acquisitions of Summit and Starz, as well as additional libraries, totaling a catalog of over six thousand paying assets. De La Rosa’s varied experience has prepared him to lead EP’s Residuals teams through challenges associated with an evolving industry landscape and frequently changing guild guidelines.
De La Rosa works with a dynamic group of experts in collective bargaining agreement, preparation and execution of residuals payments, and technological programming. He loves to travel internationally, and delve into other cultures and absorb experiences that help inform his business and leadership philosophies. De La Rosa holds a BA in Business & Economics from Santa Barbara’s Westmount College.
Senior Executive Vice President
Anita Geller is Senior Executive Vice President – Special Advisor to the CEO, previously Senior Executive Vice President of Residuals and Participations, for Entertainment Partners.
Geller’s career in the entertainment industry began approximately 32 years ago as the VP of Finance for CDC/Richmar Casting, reporting to Dick Draney, Bob Draney’s younger brother. After Dick Draney’s retirement and the subsequent sale of CDC/Richmar to Bob Draney, a new company, DISC, emerged.
At DISC, Geller held the position of Manager of Extras Payroll as well as wearing many other hats in the company’s early years. During this time, she was asked by company executive, Jack Peterson, to take on DISC’s fledgling business unit known as Residuals. Soon after, Geller onboarded two high profile clients, Turner Entertainment and CBS, Inc. A key requirement in the management of Residuals was to have complete familiarity and knowledge of industry guild agreements, a task she realized within two weeks after taking on the position, and which is an accomplishment that she takes pride in and keeps up with, even with today’s complex union/guilds agreements.
Today, Entertainment Partners has over 30 years of residuals processing experience and is the single largest residuals processor in the industry. Geller built a 57-member account management team that efficiently and expertly processes residuals and participations payments for a significantly large and prominent industry client base, regardless of the made for or reuse market and new media. Under Geller’s guidance, a 36-member team of software development and project management professionals focused on the Residuals Legacy system and modernization efforts.
Currently, Geller works closely with the CEO to help develop and support strategy, operations, and rollout of new initiatives, as well as modernization, relationship building and new business opportunities. She is taking an active role in supporting and developing the company’s next generation of leaders.
Geller has two lovely teenage daughters, Christina and Nicolette.
Executive Vice President, Payroll
With more than 20 years of experience, Executive Vice President of Payroll, Davida Lara, is recognized as a national thought leader on Payroll. She is a frequent speaker at various global forums including ADP, KPMG, and PWC.
Over the course of the past decade, Lara has gained extensive expertise developing systems and process automation, and training personnel. She has been responsible for developing global mobility best practices and payroll shared services. Additionally, she has led initiatives involving international assignment policies and global mobility.
Lara combines a high level of proficiency in business applications, business process and organizational management in leading Entertainment Partners’ (EP’s) Payroll teams. Prior to joining EP, Lara served as the Senior Vice President and Head of Global Payroll for The Blackstone Group, where she directly oversaw global payroll operations impacting more than half a million employees. Prior to that, Lara was the head of global HRIS and Payroll at Harman International Industries, where she oversaw system strategy and implementation for 23 countries.
Throughout her career, Lara has headed numerous diversity and inclusion initiatives, and continues to be a voice for empowering women. She sits on the Board of Directors for the Center of Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education.
Lara received a B.S. cum laude, from the School of Business at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut.
Lara spends much of her free time mentoring inner city youth, is involved in motivational and educational public speaking, and enjoys theater and the arts with her husband and two daughters.
President, Entertainment Partners Canada
Cheryl Nex is President of Entertainment Partners Canada. She is responsible for Canadian payroll and Canadian film tax incentive administration and financing operations. Nex now also serves as Executive Vice President for Entertainment Partners, by whom EP Canada and Canada Film Capital were acquired in May, 2017.
Nex is on the Boards of Capilano University, Actsafe BC and the Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC. Her numerous advisory roles have included developing regulations for the employment of children in the motion picture and television industry in British Columbia. Nex has also served on the Ethics Committee of the CGA Association of BC.
Nex received her MBA from Simon Fraser University. She is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA), a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD. D), and a Certified Executive Coach (CEC).
A frequent volunteer in her community, Nex is actively involved in Junior Achievement providing advice and support to high school students.
Chief Human Resources Officer
With 27-years of experience, including extensive entertainment industry expertise, Dan Satterthwaite is EP’s EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer.
Prior to joining EP, Satterthwaite spent the last decade as the HR Chief at DreamWorks Animation. While there, he contributed to the significant growth and diversification of the studio while building an employee-centric and innovation-driven company culture, earning the company a place on the Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For” for five consecutive years. Prior to DreamWorks, Satterthwaite was SVP Worldwide Human Resources for Blockbuster Inc., where he provided HR leadership to all business divisions across 26 countries during his 14-year tenure.
Satterthwaite has a proven track record of aligning HR with broader business goals. He has been a key player in helping organizations navigate through rapid growth, as well as large-scale organizational change initiatives involving restructuring, cost controls and contract renegotiations.
Considered a leader in fostering creativity and innovation in the workplace and in building strong company cultures that maximize employee engagement, Satterthwaite is a frequently sought-after speaker at Human Resources and media conferences. He has been quoted widely in publications such as Time Magazine, The New York Times and Fast Company, as well as in numerous books.
Satterthwaite received his BS in Business Administration from the California Coast University in Santa Ana and has held the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
EVP, CFO, Darren Seidel, leads and manages FP&A, Accounting, Tax, Treasury and Process Improvement teams. Seidel is a vital member of EP’s executive team, serving as the lead financial executive in cash management and investment activities, banking and related credit relationships, board of directors, government and employee-owner relations.
He also oversees EP Financial Solutions, the company’s incentive arm. Seidel helped negotiate the acquisition of EP affiliates EP Canada and Canada Film Capital. He was also an integral part of executing EP’s investment with Exactuals, a provider of SaaS platform for complex payments. He currently serves on the Exactuals Board of Directors.
Seidel previously served as Senior Vice President of International Finance at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group (WBHEG) where he oversaw international finance across Warner Bros. Home Video, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. In this role, Seidel was responsible for forecasts, budgets, long term strategic plans, acquisition analysis, special projects, greenlights, and ultimates for WBHEG’s international businesses.
Prior to joining Warner Bros. in 2010, Seidel spent eight years with The Walt Disney Company where he held a variety of positions, from helping lead Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment business in Asia Pacific and Latin America to the head of finance for a Disney Consumer Products business unit.
Seidel holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, and currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Michael Wofford is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Entertainment Partners. He joined EP in 2005 and oversees Legal and Labor Relations, Talent, ACA Solutions, and Risk Solutions for the company.
Prior to joining EP, Wofford was a principal at the Los Angeles law firm of Clark & Trevithick and participated in the acquisition of the business from EP’s founders, and the formation of the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) for the company. Wofford has over 25 years of experience as a corporate attorney, with an extensive background in the formation, financing, operation, and management of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and joint ventures.
Wofford graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science degree and earned his law degree from Loyola Law School. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors and is the Chair of the Policy Committee of the Employee-Owned S Corporations of America (ESCA), a professional collective comprised of key decision makers within various Employee-Owned S Corporations. In his free time, he enjoys numerous sports and spending time with his wife and family.
Board of Directors
Bob Pisano has over 40 years of experience in organizational leadership and as a global spokesperson in the entertainment industry and law.
Until September 2011, Pisano served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Motion Picture Association of America, where he was responsible for the worldwide operations of the motion picture and television industry trade association. He also served as President and Interim Chief Executive Officer from January 2010 until March 2011. Beginning in January 2012, Pisano became a Senior Strategic Advisor to IMAX Corporation.
Prior to joining the MPAA, he was appointed to the top post at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) where he served as National Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer from 2001–2005. He was the lead negotiator for all collective bargaining agreements covering film, television, and commercials work for actors.
Before joining SAG, Pisano served six years (1993–1999) at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), first as Executive Vice President, then as Vice Chairman and member of the Board of Directors. In his capacity as Vice Chairman, he acted as chief operating officer of the organization and oversaw all of its global business activities and operations. Between 1985 and 1991, Pisano was Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Office of the Chairman of Paramount Pictures.
From 1968–1985 and again in 1992–1993, Pisano practiced law with the Los Angeles law firm O’Melveny & Myers, specializing in business litigation and entertainment matters. During the period 1979–1983, he was the partner in charge of the firm’s Paris office.
Pisano attended San Jose State University where he received a BA in Public Administration in 1965. In 1968 he was awarded his law degree by Boalt Hall at the University of California in Berkeley, and later studied foreign and comparative law at Columbia University.
In April 2010 Pisano was elected Chairman of the Motion Picture and Television Fund. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Executive Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and serves as Lead Independent Director of Resources Global Professionals. He is a member of the Boards of the FPA Group of Funds.
Pisano previously served on the Board of Directors of Netflix (2000–2005).
He lives with his wife, Carolyn, in Pacific Palisades, California and Jackson, Wyoming.
Carol Lindstrom was a principal at Deloitte LLP and acted as a Vice Chairman for over eight years.
While at Deloitte, she served as the advisory partner for HP, Wells Fargo, and Visa. She built and led many initiatives including their strategic relationship management group, a relationship program focused on top global clients.
With a focus on the financial services industry, Lindstrom developed deep technology expertise. She has managed large scale technology projects and is aligned with many of the new technology companies in Northern California.
Lindstrom serves on the Boards of Genpact Ltd., Exponent, Inc., and Carrick Capital Partners, as well as two non-profits, The St. Helena Hospital Foundation and the Workday Foundation.
Lindstrom is a UCLA graduate. She and her husband, Greg, own a small winery in Napa Valley and have two daughters that live and work in Northern California.
Carol Mills spent more than 25 years in high technology executive management.
She was Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Infrastructure Products Group at Juniper Networks, leading their $1.5 billion routing products business.
Prior to her role at Juniper, she was CEO of Acta Technology, a $30 million enterprise software start-up specializing in data infrastructure. Before Acta, she spent 16 years at Hewlett-Packard in various executive roles and business units.
Mills serves as an independent consultant and on the Boards of RELX Corporation and Zynga Corporation. Prior Board seats include Adobe Systems, Acta Technology, Alaska Communications, Blue Coat Systems, Ingram Micro, Tekelec, WhiteHat Security, and Xactly Corporation.
Mills holds an MBA from Harvard University, and earned a BA in Economics from Smith College.
Eric Miethke founded Capitol Law and Policy Inc. in 2018 after a quarter century as a partner in one of California’s leading strategic law and lobbying firms.
In that role, he was widely acknowledged as one of the top experts on California state and local tax law and policy. Over the years, his practice expanded to include legal and strategic advice in the entertainment, insurance and Professional Employer Organization (PEO) arenas.
A former legal counsel to a member of the Board of Equalization and Franchise Tax Board, he has decades of experience in handling the most difficult tax cases before those boards as well as the Employment Development Department, local agencies and assessment appeals boards and the courts. As a registered lobbyist, he is able to craft strategies that integrate legislative, regulatory and initiative/referenda elements that have led to tremendous victories for his clients.
His clients are primarily Fortune 500 companies from a variety of marquee California industries: entertainment, telecommunications, high-tech, biotech, transportation, agriculture and utilities.
He is regularly called upon to testify as an expert witness on California tax by various government tax reform bodies, and has published many articles on California state and local taxes.
Mr. Miethke was named one of three California state and local tax practitioners under 40 most often cited by peers by The Los Angeles Daily Journal, California Law Business (September 14, 1992).
Mr. Miethke has served on its EP’s board since the company’s inception as an ESOP-owned company in 2004.
Glenn R. Robson
Chief Investment Officer, AECOM
President, AECOM Capital
Glenn Robson has 30 years of experience in finance, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and investments.
Robson serves as the Chief Investment Officer of AECOM and President of AECOM Capital. AECOM (NYSE: “ACM”) is a leading global design and engineering firm operating in over 130 countries. Previously he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of AECOM, where he completed over 50 acquisitions spanning the globe and earlier as Chief Financial Officer of AECOM from 2002-2007. During Robson’s time with AECOM, he has played a key role in developing and executing the Company’s direct project investment activities, as well as merger and acquisition strategy, and taking the company public in 2007.
Robson also served on the Supervisory Board of Meridiam Infrastructure, a leading investment management firm focused on developing public-private partnerships in the infrastructure sector which AECOM formed in 2006. Robson joined FrontRange Capital Partners in 2012, where he has focused on originating and managing investments in the corporate sector.
Prior to joining AECOM in 2002, Robson worked for 12 years in the Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley where he last served as a Managing Director and completed over $50 billion of financing and M&A transactions.
Earlier in his career, Robson was a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company, a leading international management consulting firm.
Robson previously served as a director of Prospect Medical Holdings from 2007 through 2010, where he served as Chairman of the Special Committee formed to oversee the process during which the company went private in December 2010. He is also active in YPO.
Robson earned a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1990 and a BS in Economics in 1984 from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he majored in finance. He lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife, Michelle, and their two children.
Howard D. Fabrick
Howard D. Fabrick is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Barnes & Thornburg and is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Department and Music and Entertainment Practice Group.
With a legal practice that spans more than 50 years, Fabrick focuses on the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, the interpretation of complex rules governing film and television production, arbitration, and the adjustment of disputes. In addition, he advises clients on general employment law issues, including wage and hour compliance, occupational health and safety issues, and matters subject to the National Labor Relations Act.
Working primarily within the entertainment industry, Fabrick represents producers of motion pictures, television programs, live productions, television commercials, and video games, and has experience working with the talent guilds and craft unions that represent employees involved in all aspects of entertainment. He has provided production labor advice for some of the most recognizable on-location films, including Glory, Return of the Jedi, Sleepless in Seattle, Philadelphia, Rocky, The Terminator, Raiders of the Lost Ark, JFK, The Fighter, American Hustle, and The Revenant.
In television, Fabrick negotiated agreements with the IATSE that permitted the production of both Sex and The City and The Sopranos in New York and New Jersey. He negotiated the labor agreements for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake. He also negotiated the craft union agreement for Project Runway and has represented major producers in connection with their game shows, most notably The Price is Right.
Fabrick was previously a partner in the Los Angeles office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, and prior to that, a partner in the Los Angeles office of Proskauer Rose. His past work experience additionally includes time spent as Vice President of Labor Relations and Personnel at Columbia Pictures, Vice President and Director of Business Affairs and Labor Relations at The Burbank Studios, Vice President and Counsel at the Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers, and as an NLRB field attorney.
Fabrick has written works for publication on the topic of labor relations in the motion picture industry, and he is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2006) and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2007-2016). Fabrick was also named Best Lawyer’s 2015 Lawyer of the Year for Employment Law – Management in Los Angeles. In addition, the Daily Journal named him to its 2010 list of California’s top labor and employment lawyers. He also was named as one of the 100 most influential entertainment lawyers in America by The Hollywood Reporter.
For 28 years, Fabrick served on the Board of Directors of the Junior Blind of America, 10 years of which he served as the board Chairman. He has taught at the University of Southern California School of Cinema – Television and at the Southwestern University School of Law. He was the West Coast counsel to the Association of Independent Commercial Producers for over 30 years.
Fabrick is admitted to practice in the state of California, before the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California, and before the U.S. Supreme Court. He earned his BA with honors in 1960 and his JD in 1962, both from Stanford University.
Kenneth L. Coleman
Chairman, Saama Technologies
Ken Coleman is Chairman of Saama Technologies, Inc., an advanced data and analytics company delivering actionable business insights to Fortune 2000 in life sciences and several other industry verticals.
A Silicon Valley pioneer, Ken Coleman was the founder, chairman and CEO of ITM Software, an enterprise software company, whose solution focused on the information technology function. Previously, Ken was EVP of Global Sales, Services and Marketing for Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI). Prior to joining SGI, Ken was VP of Product Development at Activision. Earlier, he spent 10 years at Hewlett-Packard Company, where he held several management positions.
In addition to his role at Saama, Ken serves on the board of directors of CSAA Insurance Group, Prevedere, EIS Group and Complia Health. He is currently a Special Advisor to both Andreessen Horowitz Venture Capital Firm and Carrick Capital Partners Private Equity Firm. He is also an advisor at Pinterest as well as several other early stage technology companies. Previously, Ken was Chairman of two public technology companies, MIPS and Accelrys; and served on the board of City National Bank. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council and the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.
Mr. Coleman is the recipient of numerous honors, including The Ohio State University Distinguished Service Award and School of Business Distinguished Graduate Award, the National Alliance of Black School Educators Living Legend Award, the American Leadership Forum of Silicon Valley Exemplary Leader Award, the One Hundred Black Men of Silicon Valley Lifetime Achievement Award, the Silicon Valley Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, the Silicon Valley Conference for Community and Justice Annual Exemplary Community Leadership Award, the Rainbow Push Coalition Technology, Innovation and Leadership Award, the Information Technology Senior Management Forum Beacon Award, the Black Chamber of Silicon Valley Spirit of Excellence Award in Business, the NBMBAA H. Naylor Fitzhugh Award, as well as being inducted into the Global Silicon Valley Hall of Fame.
Ken was named one of the 10 most influential African Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area, and was previously named by the Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the top 25 black executives in technology.
Ken earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Ohio State University. He also served as a captain in the United States Air Force.
President and CEO, Tapjoy, Inc.
Steve Wadsworth is president and CEO of Tapjoy, Inc., a leading mobile app analytics, marketing automation and monetization solution. He has been an influential senior executive and leader in the Internet and interactive digital media industry since 1995.
Wadsworth has served on the Tapjoy Board since 2011, and prior to that he was President of Disney Interactive Media Group (DIMG), where he was a pioneer for the company’s digital media and technology business, including more than 11 years as Disney’s chief Internet and digital media executive.
During his tenure, Wadsworth led DIMG’s global creation and delivery of entertainment and lifestyle content across digital and interactive media platforms, including mobile devices, Internet, video game consoles, and social media platforms.
Wadsworth is a frequent spokesperson on Internet and digital media issues and guest speaker at Internet industry forums. In 2010, he was selected as one of UCLA Anderson’s 100 Inspirational Alumni, and he was named to The Hollywood Reporter’s Digital Power 50 List in 2008, 2009, and 2010. Wadsworth also served on the board of the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) for a decade, where he served in the roles of Chairman and Chairman Emeritus
Wadsworth holds a Bachelor of Science in engineering from the University of Virginia and a Master of Business Administration from the UCLA Graduate School of Management.