Robert F.X. Sillerman
Director, Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
Robert F.X. Sillerman was elected a Director of the Company and Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors effective as of the closing of the recapitalization in February 2011 and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 19, 2012. He is also Chairman of SFX, a company in the Electronic Dance Music area, which has filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. Between January 10, 2008 and December 31, 2012, Mr. Sillerman served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Circle Entertainment Inc., where he remains as a director. Mr. Sillerman also served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of CKX from February 2005 until May 2010. From August 2000 to February 2005, Mr. Sillerman was Chairman of FXM, Inc., a private investment firm. Mr. Sillerman is the founder and has served as managing member of FXM Asset Management LLC, the managing member of MJX Asset Management, a company principally engaged in the management of collateralized loan obligation funds, from November 2003 through April 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Sillerman served as the Executive Chairman, a Member of the Office of the Chairman and a director of the former SFX Entertainment, Inc., from its formation in December 1997 through its sale to Clear Channel Communications in August 2000.
Mitchell J. Nelson
Director, Executive Vice President, Secretary
Mitchell J. Nelson was appointed Director, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary effective as of the closing of the Recapitalization. He stepped down as General Counsel effective April 16, 2013, but remains a Director and the Company's Executive Vice President and Secretary. Mr. Nelson also serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Circle Entertainment, Inc., having served in such capacity since January 2008, and served as President of its wholly-owned subsidiary, FX Luxury Las Vegas I, LLC which was reorganized in bankruptcy in 2010. He was a Senior Legal Advisor to SFX from January 1, 2012 until July 7, 2016. He also served as President of Atlas Real Estate Funds, Inc., a private investment fund which invested in United States-based real estate securities, from 1994 to 2008, as Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs for Flag Luxury Properties, LLC from 2003. Prior to 2008, Mr. Nelson served as counsel to various law firms, having started his career in 1973 at the firm of Wien, Malkin & Bettex. At Wien, Malkin & Bettex, which he left in 1992, he became a senior partner with supervisory responsibility for various commercial real estate properties. Mr. Nelson is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Real Estate Development at Columbia University. He was a director of The Merchants Bank of New York and its holding company until its merger with Valley National Bank. Additionally, he has served on the boards of various not-for-profit organizations, including as a director of the 92nd Street YMHA and a trustee of Collegiate School, both in New York City.
Birame Sock was appointed as a Non-Executive Board Member of the Company on February 12, 2013, and resigned as a director on August 1, 2016. Ms. Sock was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company pursuant to an employment agreement entered into on August 1, 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Sock founded Flyscan, a real-time interactive mobile marketing platform. She was the founder and CEO of Third Solutions, Inc., a leading digital receipts company, which she founded in 2007. In 2002, Ms. Sock founded Musicphone, a wireless entertainment company, which she led until its acquisition by Gracenote, Inc. in 2007. Ms. Sock was a member of the Company's Board of Directors since 2013, and served on the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. She served as a member of the Board of Directors of CKX Inc. from 2005 until 2006, when she became a consultant for CKX Inc. and affiliated companies. Ms. Sock attended the University of Miami, where she studied computer science and broadcasting.
Chief Financial Officer
Michelle Lanken was appointed as the Company's Chief Financial Officer on July 5, 2016. Ms. Lanken previously worked as a consultant for The Siegfried Group, LLC. Prior to that, she worked at Saba Software, Inc., as Accounting Manager from May 2011 until September 2013, and as a finance consultant from March 2014 until March 2015. Between September 2013 and March 2014, she was the Assistant Controller at Dome Construction Corporation and from January 2010 to May 2011, she provided finance and accounting consulting services to Cisco Systems, The Gap, and Wells Fargo Corporation. Ms. Lanken served as Senior Manager, Accounting Policy at Charles Schwab from September 2008 to November 2009, as Assistant Controller at bebe Stores, Inc. from March 2007 to September 2008, and at various positions at KPMG LLP from August 2001 to March 2007. Ms. Lanken is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California and holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting from California Polytechnic State University.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Rosin came to the Company as a result of its July 2016 acquisition of Rant, Inc. ("Rant"), which he co-founded in 2011. While at Rant, Mr. Rosin served as Chief Operating Officer, Vice President Finance & Accounting, and Vice President of Operations. Prior to beginning full-time employment at Rant in February 2012, Mr. Rosin was an Annuity Specialist and LTC Claims Operations Analyst at Banker’s Life and Casualty Company in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Rosin earned bachelors’ degrees in International Relations and Economics from Northern Illinois University.