Lead Independent Director, Chairman of the Board
Landel Hobbs has served as the Company’s Chairman of the Board since August 2016. Mr. Hobbs has served on our company’s Board of Directors since June 2014.
Mr. Hobbs served as the COO and CFO of Time Warner Cable (“TWC”). Prior to his time at TWC, Mr. Hobbs served in various leadership positions with Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., and Banc One Illinois Corporation.
Mr. Hobbs brings to the Board significant cable and broadest television expertise which is invaluable to the Company and management when assessing and structuring both cable and satellite distribution.
Director, Vice Chairman
Eyal Lalo has served as the Company’s Vice Chairman since May 2019.
Mr. Lalo has been owner, Chief Executive officer and member of the board of directors of Invicta Watch Company of America, Inc. (“IWCA”), a designer and manufacturer of Invicta branded watches and watch accessories, since December 1996. Under Mr. Lalo’s leadership, IWCA has been recognized for its vast amount of design and product innovations targeted to all demographics and age groups, and a strong following from collectors worldwide. For over 20 years Mr. Lalo has worked very closely with the Company to develop fundamental strategies to drive sales growth benefiting Invicta and the Company.
Mr. Lalo brings to the Board experience in consumer product design, sales, development and manufacturing, as well as operational expertise. Through Mr. Lalo’s service on the Board, his experience may now be applied to all product categories within our portfolio.
Chief Executive Officer
Tim Peterman rejoined the Company as CEO in May 2019. Tim originally joined the Company as its CFO in 2015 and was promoted to COO and CFO in 2017, which was the first year in ten years that the Company produced positive net income.
Tim is an Interactive Media executive with over 25 years of diversified operational, M&A and financial management experience for both public and private industry leaders in media, eCommerce, and technology. He has held senior executive roles in a variety of companies including Interactive Corp., Scripps Interactive, Tribune Entertainment, Sinclair Broadcasting and The J. Peterman Company.
Tim began his career at KPMG in 1989, is a CPA and holds a BS in accounting from the University of Kentucky
Michael Friedman has served on the Company’s Board of Directors since May 2019.
Mr. Friedman has been an owner and officer of Sterling Time, LLC, which is the exclusive distributor of Invicta Watch Company of America, Inc. watches and watch accessories for television home shopping and our long-time vendor, since 2005. Sterling Time, LLC has served as a vendor to the Company for over 20 years.
Mr. Friedman brings to the Board both financial and operational expertise.
Jill Krueger has served on the Company’s Board of Directors since September 2019.
Since 1995, Ms. Krueger has been CEO of Symbria, Inc., a leading national developer and provider of innovative, outcome-driven programs that enhance the lives of the geriatric population. Prior to joining Symbria, she was a partner at KPMG LLP, an international accounting firm. Ms. Krueger is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant, and she is experienced in corporate governance, having served as a director of two publicly-traded boards, six privately held for-profit or limited liability company boards, and three nonprofit boards.
Ms. Krueger brings to the Board significant financial, accounting and operational experience.
Lisa Letizio has served on the Company’s Board of Director’s since July 2015.
Ms. Letizio currently serves as the strategic advisor for Living HR, Inc., a culture first consulting and search group. She served as the Chief Human Resources officer at HSN, Inc. and oversaw the HR teams for all of HSNi, Cornerstone, a multichannel retailer of lifestyle brands including Frontgate, Garnet Hill, and Ballard Designs.
Ms. Letizio provides the Board with valuable expertise she has obtained over her more than 20-year career in the consumer goods and home shopping industries. Her deep experience provides the Board with strategic and operational leadership & critical insight into HR and executive compensation issues.
Darryl Porter has served on the Company’s Board of Director’s since August of 2020.
Mr. Porter is a proven media executive with over 30 years of diversified business and creative experience in television, film and music. Mr. Porter is the CEO of Iconic Spectrum, a licensing company that specializes in monetizing African American icons like Miles Davis and George Duke across all forms of media. Prior to Iconic Spectrum, Mr. Porter served as CEO of Underworld Entertainment, a Disney-affiliated, feature film production company. During his tenure, Underworld developed notable films such as “Dead Presidents” and “Menace II Society.” Mr. Porter began his career at the law firm of Schuyler, Roche & Zwirner, specializing in securities litigation and sports and entertainment law. Mr. Porter holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law.
Mr. Porter brings to the board significant media and entertainment experience, along with unique legal expertise.
Aaron Reitkopf has served on the Company’s Board of Director’s since July of 2019.
Mr. Reitkopf has served as the Global Chairman of MullenLowe Profero, a global, experience-led transformation agency that is part of the MullenLowe Group, an integrated marketing communications network consisting of specialized agencies in communications, media, CRM, public relations and experience-led transformation. Mr. Reitkopf served as Chief Executive Officer and President of KBS+, a marketing communications company. Prior to that Mr. Reitkopf worked in various positions for different advertising agencies, as well as being a trader on Wall Street.
Mr. Reitkopf brings to the Board deep contemporary integrated marketing communications expertise across all channels with deep expertise in multiple business-to-business and business-to-consumer industries.