People: Mood Media Corp (MM.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kevin Dalton

46 2015 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Steven Richards

48 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thomas Garrett

54 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Ken Eissing

2013 Chief Operating Officer, North America

James Lanthier

2013 Non-Executive Director

Gary Shenk

43 2014 Non-Executive Director

Philippe von Stauffenberg

2015 Non-Executive Director

David Richards

59 2014 Independent Director

Anatoli Plotkine

2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Harvey Solursh

75 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Richard Weil

2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Randal Rudniski

2014 Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Kevin Dalton

Mr. Kevin William Dalton has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Mood Media Corporation, effective January 1, 2015. Mr. Dalton is a nearly 20-year veteran of the capital markets and investment banking industry and retired from full time employment in 2010. Mr. Dalton most recently held the position of Vice Chairman, head of investment banking at Desjardins Securities, the brokerage arm of Desjardins Group, the biggest financial institution in Quebec and the largest cooperative financial group in Canada. Prior to joining Desjardins, Mr. Dalton worked at Blackmont Capital, a full-service investment dealer, first serving as managing director and head of investment banking, then moving onto the role of president. Mr. Dalton spent 14 years in the investment banking division of CIBC World Markets, where he specialized in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors and served as managing director, head of Canadian diversified investment banking. Mr. Dalton holds a Bachelor of Arts in Honors Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.

Steven Richards

Mr. Steven K. Richards has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Mood Media Corporation, with effect from September 23, 2013. He is a senior executive with 29 years of extensive turnaround experience in the consumer/business services, media, technology, communications and business process outsourcing industries. Mr. Richards has successfully grown entities in diverse cultural environments from Fortune 100 “Large Caps” to second tier, challenger firms. His demonstrated achievements include creating value in mid to large-size entities and executing swift turnarounds that enabled the successful sales of four private equity owned companies. Most recently he served as President of the Corporation and Chief Executive Officer of Muzak Holdings LLC (“Muzak”), where the Corporation established its clear position as the world leader for delivering integrated in-store music, digital signage, advertising messaging and scent solutions, to 850+ global brands, in over 500,000 client sites, reaching 150 million people daily. Prior to his tenure at the Corporation, Mr. Richards was the Chief Executive Officer of PRC, LLC, a top ten global business process outsourcing provider, delivering award winning, outsourced customer solutions for Fortune 500 clients. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Richards served as President of Transworld Systems Inc., where he led a major business expansion, delivering record revenues and earnings for the firm. Before joining Transworld Systems Inc., Mr. Richards spent nearly four years serving as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations for RMH Teleservices Inc., the fifth largest outsourced call center provider in North America. Mr. Richards started his career at AT&T, Inc., where he worked in operations and marketing across the organization for over 14 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Penn State and has completed executive education programs at Penn State, Duke University and the University of Virginia.

Thomas Garrett

Mr. Thomas L. Garrett has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Mood Media Corporation, with effect from January 14, 2014. Mr. Garrett has more than 30 years of financial, operational and transformational experience, having served as a senior financial executive with several Fortune 500 companies including Chief Financial Officer of LTV Steel and Service Merchandise, Treasurer of Magma Copper, and as CFO for a number of privately owned businesses spanning a wide variety of industries including healthcare services, business process outsourcing, retail, mining and mortgage banking. Garrett’s versatile skill set has been applied to support public company and demanding private equity backed turnarounds including business transformations for HIG/Bayside, Silver Point, Babson Capital, Warburg Pincus, and Jupiter Partners. Most recently, Mr. Garrett served as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Caregiver Services, Inc. (CSI), a position he assumed in July 2011. Prior to CSI, Mr. Garrett was the Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Precision Response Corp (PRC), a global business process outsourcing company. Mr. Garrett has also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Portrait Corporation of America, and Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Churchill Mortgage Corporation. Mr. Garrett spent 16 years at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, where he held finance roles with increasing responsibility culminating in the position of Director, Treasury in 1990. Tom began his career with Arthur Andersen, and holds a B.S. in Accounting, summa cum laude, from The University of Akron.

Ken Eissing

Mr. Ken Eissing has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer, North America of Mood Media Corporation, effective October 11, 2013. He joins Mood Media with more than 20 years of executive and operational experience and brings a proven track record of success across a variety of industry B2B and B2C service businesses to the Company. Mr. Eissing previously served as Executive Vice President, Local Sales and Marketing for Mood Media where he led the business to significantly improved sales and churn results in the Local and QSR marketplaces. Prior to Mood Media, Mr. Eissing was the Senior Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Services for NCO Group, a BPO business. In this role, he integrated acquired businesses while delivering organic growth and dramatically improved EBITDA margins during his three-year tenure. Before this position, Mr. Eissing served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Transworld Systems, Inc., North America's small business focused receivables management business. During his tenure, he led a workforce of more than 1,100 people to transform Transworld Systems' product portfolio and deliver record revenue and earnings results in the company's 40 year history. Prior to Transworld, Mr. Eissing held a variety of marketing, sales, and operational leadership roles with escalating responsibility at AT&T. Mr. Eissing holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a Bachelors of Science in Finance & Economics from the State University of New York at Albany. He has completed executive education programs at Thunderbird, the University of Southern California, and the Center for Creative Leadership and is an alumnus of AT&T's exclusive Executive Development Program.

James Lanthier

Mr. James Andre Charles Lanthier is Non-Executive Director of Mood Media Corporation. He manages a private equity partnership which seeks buyout opportunities across diversified industries in the mid-market. Mr. Lanthier was Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation from September 2008 to October of 2009, and Chief Operating Officer from October 2009 until January 31, 2013. Prior to Mood Media, Mr. Lanthier was a member of the founding management team that led Fun Technologies Inc from inception through its IPO on the TSX and LSE to its successful sale to Liberty Media Corporation. At Fun Technologies, Mr. Lanthier held the roles, variously of, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Lanthier holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and a BA (Honours) from Queen’s University.

Gary Shenk

Mr. Gary Shenk has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Mood Media Corporation, effective January 31, 2014. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Corbis Corporation (“Corbis”), a leading digital content and worldwide entertainment and licensing company founded and owned by Bill Gates. In this position, he is responsible for leading business strategy to accelerate Corbis’ place as an innovative digital media company and leading creative resource for advertising, entertainment, marketing, and media professionals worldwide. Before being appointed Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Shenk served as both President and Senior Vice President of Corbis, where he oversaw integrated market-facing functions including sales, marketing, image licensing, and rights services and spearheaded a transformation of the image licensing business from an editorial focus to an end-to-end offering with world-class historical, editorial, entertainment, and creative photography. He joined Corbis in 2003 when he founded and led the Corporation’s Rights Services unit and was responsible for executing a series of acquisitions and business development strategies. Prior to joining Corbis, Mr. Shenk founded FlixMix, a whollyowned subsidiary of Universal Pictures that was one of the industry's leading media licensing agencies. He successfully entered the media and entertainment industries by leveraging his significant knowledge, which he gained as a project leader in The Boston Consulting Group's media and entertainment practice. Mr. Shenk holds a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

Philippe von Stauffenberg

Mr. Philippe G. von Stauffenberg has been re-designated as Non-Executive Director of Mood Media Corporation., effective 1 January 2015. Mr. von Stauffenberg invests in underperforming businesses and buy & build situations. In 2006, he built Mood Media by consolidating the three leading in-store media businesses in Europe and served as the group's Executive Chairman until Fluid Technologies acquired the company in 2010, and in 2011 the Company was rebranded as Mood Media. Mr. von Stauffenberg continued to serve as a Vice Chairman of the group until September 2013, when he was appointed by the Board to serve as Executive Chairman. Between 2010 and 2014, Mr. von Stauffenberg was Executive Chairman of Der Grüne Punkt -- Duales System Deutschland GmbH, the German take-back system for packaging waste and the world's largest independent trader of secondary raw materials such as used glass, paper, pulp, and plastics. Previously, he founded and chaired the Green Building Group, which has become one of Germany's preeminent prefabricated house-builders through a series of acquisitions. Previously, Mr. von Stauffenberg acquired a significant stake in Klassik Radio, a company he helped to develop and position on the German stock exchange, where he is now Chairman. Prior to Klassik Radio, he spent five years at Hicks Muse Tate & Furst, after serving as Executive Chairman and majority shareholder of Heitmann International, a global leader in the technical localization and translation business. Mr. von Stauffenberg previously worked at Warburg Pincus and served as a consultant for Bain & Company in Munich. Mr. von Stauffenberg holds BA and MA degrees from Harvard University, as well as a MBA from the Harvard Business School.

David Richards

Mr. David Vernon Richards has been appointed as Independent Director of Mood Media Corporation, effective January 31, 2014. He is the President and Managing Director of Network Capital Management, Inc., a private investment management company investing primarily in energy related companies and special situations that he founded in 1997. Before Network Capital, Mr. D. Richards served as a senior tax partner in the Calgary division of Arthur Anderson & Co. from 1993 to 1995. In this role, he advised clients on various complex accounting issues, including mergers, acquisitions and financial due diligence. Prior to joining this firm, Mr. D. Richards was the Partner-in- Charge of PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ (“PWC”) Calgary taxation operations from 1990 to 1993 and was admitted to PWC's partnership in 1986. As a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Mr. Richards has extensive accounting expertise and a great understanding of mergers, acquisitions, purchase investigations, restructurings and financial engineering. In the past, Mr. D. Richards has served as a director for various companies, including Boardwalk REIT, Alliance Atlantis Movie Distribution Income Fund, Valiant Energy Inc., Bear Ridge Resources Inc., and Canada Fluorspar Inc. He currently serves as a director of Madison PetroGas Ltd. and Wilmington Capital Management Inc.

Anatoli Plotkine

Dr. Anatoli Plotkine, Ph.D., is Non-Executive Independent Director of Mood Media Corporation. Dr. Plotkine was previously Chief Technology Officer of Cryptologic, where he led the development of its proprietary technology and software. Dr. Plotkine has a Ph.D. in Mathematics and has over twenty years of experience in software development. Dr. Plotkine has published over forty papers on various topics in the field of computational physics. Mr. Plotkine also served as a director and Chief Operating Officer of FUN Technologies and later as Chief Technology Officer, Groove Inc.

Harvey Solursh

Mr. Harvey Solursh is Non-Executive Independent Director of Mood Media Corporation. Mr. Solursh was a founding partner at Solursh, Feldman & Partners, Chartered Accountants, where he practised for 30 years. He was formerly a director of FUN Technologies and formerly a director and Chief Financial Officer of CryptoLogic Inc. His areas of expertise include commercial financing, mortgage financing, property management and private placements.

Richard Weil

Mr. Richard Weil is Non-Executive Independent Director of Mood Media Corporation. Mr. Weil became the President of Sciplay in January 2010, a Scientific Games company. Mr. Weil previously managed his own consulting and advisory business, primarily assisting companies in the interactive marketplace. Until January 2007 Mr. Weil was the President of FUN Technologies. Mr. Weil holds a BE degree from Ryerson University in Toronto, and an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business.

Randal Rudniski

Mr. Randal Rudniski is Vice President - Investor Relations of Mood Media Corporation. He resigned from the position of Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company., with effect from January 14, 2014. Over the past 12 months, Mr. Rudniski has worked closely with Mr. Gujral and the Mood Media financial team, and the Company is confident that he will be able to provide seamless leadership continuity for the Mood Media financial team. Mr. Rudniski has also been collaborating with Steve Richards, Mood's Chief Executive Officer and President, to define and begin executing on the Company's strategy to broaden its audio, visual, mobile, scent and experiential solutions to further support clients, and enhance growth across the business.

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