BURBANK, CA May 19, 2014 – Entertainment Partners (EP), the leader in payroll, residuals, and production services, has expanded its’ Board of Directors to include four additional members: Kenneth L. Coleman, A. Robert Pisano, Glenn Robson, and Steve Wadsworth. EP, which in February celebrated ten years as a 100% employee-owned company, has seen its offerings expand significantly in recent years, and the move is expected to anticipate and meet the evolving needs of the production community.
“These exceptionally well-qualified new members offer the breadth and depth of experience required to move us to our next stage as a company,” notes Mark Goldstein, EP’s President and CEO. “We are all extremely excited to be able to leverage their strategic insights.”
The new directors will join current board members Goldstein, Howard Fabrick (Partner at Barnes & Thornburg), and Eric Miethke (Leader of Taxation and Economic Development practice at Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Gross & Leoni LLP).
Kenneth L. Coleman
Kenneth Coleman is Chairman of Saama Technologies, Inc., a pure-play data science solutions and services company. He is also the Founder, former Chairman and CEO of ITM Software, an enterprise software company focused on the information technology function that was sold to BMC Corporation. Previously, he was Executive Vice President of global sales, service and marketing for Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI), and Vice President of product development at Activision. He also spent 10 years at Hewlett-Packard Company, where he held several management positions. In addition to his role at Saama, Kenneth serves on the Boards of Directors of City National Bank and United Online. In 2010, Kenneth was selected by the Obama Administration to serve on the Private Sector Advisory Group that provides strategic counsel to government leaders on enhancing bilateral trade and investment between the US and India.
A. Robert Pisano
Bob Pisano has over 40 years’ experience in organizational leadership and as a global spokesperson in the entertainment industry and law. Bob currently serves as a Senior Strategic Advisor to IMAX Corporation. He was previously 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. Prior positions include National Executive Director of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), Vice Chairman at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Los Angeles law firm O’Melveny & Myers. In 2010, Bob 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 also on the boards of the FPA Group of Funds.
Glenn Robson has 30 years of experience in finance, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and investments. Glenn has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of AECOM, a leading global design and engineering firm, since 2007, and served as CFO from 2002 to 2006. He has played a key role in developing and executing the company’s active mergers and acquisition strategy, growing annual revenues from $1.5 billion to over $8 billion, and taking the company public in 2007. He has also been involved in private equity investing with FrontRange Capital. Prior to joining AECOM, Glenn worked for 12 years in the Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley, as a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company, and as a Director of Prospect Medical Holdings.
Steve Wadsworth has been an influential senior executive and leader in the Internet and interactive digital media industry since 1995. He is currently president, CEO and a director of Tapjoy, Inc., a mobile advertising and monetization company. Steve has been CEO since December 2012 and has served on the Tapjoy Board since 2011. Prior to Tapjoy, Steve 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. Steve 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.