– USA, CT – Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE), a growing media company building online video-on-demand networks that provide video content for all screens, today announced the appointments of Cosmo DeNicola and Martin Pompadur to its board of directors, effective June 12th, 2019.
“We are thrilled to have Cosmo and Marty join our board of directors,” noted William J. Rouhana Jr., chairman and CEO. “They are seasoned experts with impressive careers and bring with them extensive knowledge of finance, mergers, and acquisitions for media and other companies.”
In connection with the changes to the board of directors and in order to be able to take a more active role in advising the company on a series of initiatives, Peter Dekom stepped down as a member of the board of directors.
“We look forward to working with Peter even more closely in the future. His 40 years of media and entertainment legal, consulting, and entrepreneurial experience will continue to be a major asset to the company. We thank him for his service to date,” said Mr. Rouhana.
About Cosmo DeNicola
Cosmo DeNicola has founded and grown several national companies to market-leading positions. Mr. DeNicola founded the Cosmo DeNicola Companies, a portfolio company that holds a diverse range of businesses in the healthcare, technology, publishing, professional sports, and entertainment industries. In 1981, Mr. DeNicola founded Amtech Software, a provider of software and hardware solutions for the corrugated manufacturing industry. Mr. DeNicola founded Futura Services Inc., a technology support company, in 1992, and currently serves as its chief sales and marketing officer. He co-founded enterprise mobility provider of wireless/RFID technology, InfoLogix Inc. in 2001 and served as its chief executive officer until the 2006 merger of InfoLogix with New Age Translation, Inc. In 2011, Mr. DeNicola co-found international SAP services company, LogiStar Solutions, and served as its chairman until LogiStar was sold to Ernst & Young in 2014. In 2014, Mr. DeNicola co-founded Pursuit Healthcare Advisors and served as its chairman until Pursuit Healthcare Advisors was sold to Atos in 2017. In June 2018, Mr. DeNicola was awarded Ernst & Young’s Philadelphia Region Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2019, Mr. DeNicola was honored by the Fox School of Business as one of 100 worldwide entrepreneurs and visionaries who have helped shape the Fox Business School and the business world.
About Martin Pompadur
Martin Pompadur has more than 50 years of experience in the media and entertainment industry. Mr. Pompadur began his career at ABC, Inc. in 1960, holding a variety of positions including general manager of the Television Network, vice president of the Broadcast Division, president of the Leisure Activities Group, and vice president of ABC, Inc., culminating with his becoming a member of the ABC, Inc. board of directors. From 1977 through 1982, Mr. Pompadur served as president of Ziff Corporation. Mr. Pompadur was then head of RP Companies from 1982 to 1998. Mr. Pompadur joined News Corporation as executive vice president of News Corporation, president of News Corporation Eastern and Central Europe and a member of News Corporation’s Executive Management Committee in 1998. From January 2000 until November 2008, Mr. Pompadur served as chairman of News Corp Europe. He served as global vice chairman, Media and Entertainment at Macquarie Capital from 2009 to 2016. Mr. Pompadur has served as a director of Nexstar Media Group (Nasdaq: NXST) since November 2003. Previously, Mr. Pompadur served on the boards of IMAX Corporation, ABC, Inc., Ziff Corporation, News Corporation Europe, Sky Italia, News Out of Home, BSkyB, and Metromedia International Group.
ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. is a growing media company building and acquiring streaming video-on-demand networks that provide content for all screens. The company owns a majority stake in Crackle Plus, a joint venture with Sony Pictures Television, which owns and operates a variety of ad-supported and subscription-based VOD networks including Crackle, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix, and FrightPix. The company also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media subsidiary and produces long and short-form content through its Chicken Soup for the Soul Originals division and through APlus.com. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.
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