Mr. Dionne has served as a Senior Advisor to the Blackstone Group L.P., an investment firm, since July 2013 and as a Senior Lecturer in the Finance Unit at the Harvard Business School since January 2014. He previously served as a director of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, a large casino-entertainment company, from October 2017 to July 2020, and currently serves as a director of Cengage Learning Holdings II, Inc. and Pelmorex Corp. Until he retired from his position as a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone, Mr. Dionne was most recently the global Head of its Private Equity Business Development and Investor Relations Groups and served as a member of Blackstone’s Private Equity and Valuation Committees. Mr. Dionne originally joined Blackstone in 2004 as the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of the Blackstone Distressed Securities Fund, and began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Dionne holds a B.S., magna cum laude, in Accounting, Economics and Finance from The University of Scranton and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Dionne was selected to serve as a director because of his significant financial experience and significant experience as a director of multiple companies and not-for-profit institutions.
Ms. Hammitt has served as Chairwoman of the board of directors of Intelsat, S.A., a multinational satellite services provider headquartered in Luxembourg, since March 2022. Previously, Ms. Hammitt served as the Executive Vice President, Artificial Intelligence and Chief Technology Officer at Davidson Technologies, a missile defense and cybersecurity company, from October 2020 to December 2022. Prior to joining Davidson, Ms. Hammitt served as the Global Vice President, Data and Artificial Intelligence at VISA Inc., a leading global credit card processing and data services company, from December 2017 to June 2020, and the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Beseeq, Inc., an artificial intelligence-driven advertising start-up, from September 2016 to December 2017. Ms. Hammitt served as Vice President of Cloud Marketplace and SaaS at IBM Corporation, a multinational computer hardware, software and service company, from June 2015 to August 2016. Prior to joining IBM, Ms. Hammitt was a Vice President of Business Operations for Salesforce Community Cloud, an online brand platform of Salesforce, Inc. and a leading SaaS services company, from August 2012 to May 2015. Before joining Salesforce, she headed mergers and acquisitions in Information Management and Cloud Computing at IBM and HP Inc. Ms. Hammitt has served as a board member of QuSecure, a leading post-quantum cybersecurity company, since January 2023 and Glassbox Ltd., a London-based software company, since June 2021. Ms. Hammitt also holds an advisor seat at Brighton Park Capital, an investment firm specializing in software, information services and technology-enabled services. Ms. Hammitt holds a B.A. in French and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, completed graduate course work in Artificial Intelligence at Stanford University and received executive education at Harvard Business School. Ms. Hammitt was selected to serve as a director because of her broad experience and knowledge base in artificial intelligence and advertising and extensive executive experience.
Mr. Hobson has served as Partner and Chief Financial Officer at Innovatus Capital Partners, LLC, a private investment firm, since January 2016. From 1994 to 2015, Mr. Hobson served in various roles at Univision Communications Inc. (now known as TelevisaUnivision, Inc.), a television and radio broadcasting company, including Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from October 2007 through February 2015, during which he was responsible for all financial aspects of the company. Prior to joining Univision, Mr. Hobson served as a Principal at Chartwell Partners LLC from 1990 to 1994. Mr. Hobson has served as Chairman of the board of directors of Cumulus Media, Inc., a prominent audio-first media and entertainment company, since June 2018. Mr. Hobson holds a B.S.E. in Finance and a B.S.E. in Accounting, magna cum laude, from University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School. Mr. Hobson was selected to serve as a director because of his extensive experience in the media industry, background in finance and accounting and strong experience and service as a public company board member.
Thomas C. King
Mr. King has served as an Operating Partner at Atlas Merchant Capital, a global private equity fund, since November 2018. From December 2009 through March 2016, Mr. King held several senior roles at Barclays PLC, an international investment banking firm, including serving as Chief Executive Officer of Investment Banking and Chairman of the Investment Banking Executive Committee. Mr. King was also a member of the Barclays Group Executive Committee which oversees all of the Barclays PLC businesses. Mr. King served as a director of Leerink Partners LLC, a leading investment bank specializing in healthcare, until its sale in January 2019. Previously, Mr. King served as a director of Concord Acquisition Corp from December 2020 until December 2022 and a director of Concord Acquisition Corp II from August 2021 to January 2023. Mr. King has served as a board member of Panmure Gordon, a U.K.-based investment bank, since December 2018, Radius Global Infrastructure, Inc., an international aggregator of rental streams underlying wireless communications, since February 2020, Concord Acquisition Corp III, a blank check company, since November 2021 and SVB Financial Group since September 2022. Mr. King holds a B.A. in Economics from Bowdoin College and an M.B.A. in Finance from University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School. Mr. King was selected to serve as a director because of his broad experience in investment banking, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance, strong knowledge of the financial markets and extensive experience and service as a public company board member.
Mr. Marchese has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Attention Capital, a media and technology holding company, since August 2019. Mr. Marchese has also served as the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Human Ventures, a leading start-up studio and venture fund, since February 2015 and as Partner/Co-Founder of Casa Komos Brands Group, a portfolio of elevated hospitality brands, since 2019. Previously, Mr. Marchese served as President of Advertising Revenue for Fox Networks Group, a television broadcasting company, from 2015 to 2019, a role in which he oversaw multi-billion-dollar advertising sales, research and innovation for FOX Broadcast, FOX Sports, FS1, FX, FXX and National Geographic. Mr. Marchese previously co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of true[X], an advertising technology company, from May 2013 until it was acquired by 21st Century Fox in February 2015. Prior to co-founding true[X], Mr. Marchese held various roles as a media executive, management consultant and multiple time entrepreneur. Mr. Marchese has served as a board member of Cox Media Group, a large media, news and entertainment company, since February 2020, Groundswell, a philanthropy technology company, since June 2021 and Adelaide, a leading technology company specializing in real-time attention measurement, since June 2022. He previously served as a member of the board of trustees of the Paley Center for Media and currently serves as a board member for non-profits Tribeca Film Institute and Team Rubicon. In 2016, Mr. Marchese was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Achievement. Mr. Marchese holds a B.A. in Economics and Finance from Bentley University. Mr. Marchese was selected to serve as a director because of his extensive experience in the advertising industry, deep knowledge of investment strategy and significant executive and leadership experience.
W. Benjamin Moreland
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Moreland is a private investor and retired Chief Executive Officer of Crown Castle International Corp., a provider of wireless infrastructure in the U.S., where he served as a member of the board of directors. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Moreland served as Executive Vice Chairman from June 2016 to December 2017, President and Chief Executive Officer from July 2008 to May 2016 and Chief Financial Officer from 2000 to 2008. Prior to joining Crown Castle in 1999, Mr. Moreland held various positions in his 15 years with Chase Manhattan Bank and predecessor banks, primarily in corporate finance and real estate investment banking. Mr. Moreland is a former member and Chairman of the board of directors of The Wireless Infrastructure Association and a former member of the executive board of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. He has also served as a board member of Calpine Corporation from 2009 until its privatization in March 2018 and Monogram Residential Trust from 2016 until its privatization in September 2017. Mr. Moreland is also a former member of the executive board of the Greater Houston Partnership and currently serves as a board member of Houston Methodist Hospital. Mr. Moreland holds a B.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin and an M.B.A. from The University of Houston. Mr. Moreland was selected to serve as a director for his varied executive experience, financial and transactional acumen and strategic insight and extensive experience and service as a public company board member.
Mary Teresa Rainey
Ms. Rainey OBE was founder of Rainey, Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, a major U.K. advertising agency (now part of the WPP group) and served as Chief Executive Officer from 1993 to 2003 and Chair from 2003 to 2005. Ms. Rainey was also an early investor in, and Executive Chair of, Th_nk Ltd, a digital strategy agency, from 2006 until 2016. Prior to that, Ms. Rainey spent eight years in the U.S. with Chiat/Day Advertising as Senior Vice President, Director of Planning. Ms. Rainey currently serves as a non-executive board director and a member of the audit, compensation and governance committees of Hays plc, an international recruitment company publicly traded in the U.K. She is also an investor in Charlotte Street Partners, a U.K.-based public affairs consulting company, and has served as a board member since 2017 and as Chair since 2023. Ms. Rainey previously served as a board member and member of the compensation committee of Pinewood Studios, a U.K. publicly-traded international film studio, from 2015 to 2016 and served as Vice Chair of Channel 4 Television, a major U.K. broadcaster from 2018 to 2021, where she previously served on both the audit and ethics committees from 2012 to 2018. Ms. Rainey is a M.A. Hons graduate of Glasgow University. Ms. Rainey was selected to serve as a director for her various executive and entrepreneurial experiences, her reputation as an internationally respected advertising leader, her extensive experience in the advertising industry and her board level experience in various listed companies, specifically on environmental, social and governance initiatives and risk issues.
Chief Executive Officer, Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings<br>Chief Executive Officer, Clear Channel Outdoor Americas
Scott Wells is CEO of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., (“CCOH”) (NYSE: CCO), one of the world’s largest out-of-home media companies, with operations in 19 countries. A member of the CCOH board, Scott is also CEO of Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, where he leads all aspects of the company’s U.S. operations in 43 of the top 50 markets.
Scott joined Clear Channel Outdoor Americas in March 2015 as CEO and brings extensive experience growing, transforming and revitalizing companies. He continues to lead the Americas team to incorporate sophisticated new tools and technologies that leverage mobile insights and data science to more efficiently reach audiences, measure impact and make OOH an integral part of today’s media buying conversation. This includes Clear Channel Outdoor RADAR, the OOH industry’s first-to-market suite of solutions that applies mobile location data to the medium’s physical presence to help advertisers understand and optimize OOH’s influence on desired consumer behavior. Scott also helped drive growth in the Americas business division by investing in digital sign development, in data analytics and programmatic trading, which are helping to improve and simplify the buying process.
Previously, Scott worked at Bain Capital, where he led operational improvement and transformation efforts across a variety of investments, including Apple Leisure Group and CRC Health Group. These experiences highlight the innovation and application of technology throughout his career. He’s held several executive positions at AT&T, Bain & Company and Dell.
Scott holds a BS/BA from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. He is Chairman of the Achievement Network (ANet), an education-related non-profit, as well as Chairman of the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA).
Ted White is co-founder, Chief Compliance Officer and a Managing Director of Legion Partners Asset Management, an institutional asset management firm specializing in deep fundamental research and concentrated long-term equity investing. Prior to founding Legion, Mr. White served in various functions with Knight Vinke Asset Management, a European based investment management firm. Positions included Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, where he was responsible for finance, operations, legal, marketing and client service functions. He is a former Deputy Director of the Council of Institutional Investors (CII), where responsibilities included policy development and implementation. Earlier in his career, Mr. White was a Portfolio Manager, Director of Corporate Governance, for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, where he was responsible for all components of its Governance Program, including oversight of $3 billion in actively managed funds, policy development and implementation, proxy voting and focused engagement activities.
Mr. White earned an MBA from California State University in Sacramento with a concentration in finance. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder.
Ms. Yoon has served as an Executive Vice President and Credit Analyst at PIMCO, an investment manager, covering technology, media and telecom companies, since January 2010. Prior to joining PIMCO, she was an equity research analyst at J.P. Morgan Securities in San Francisco, focusing on the semiconductor capital equipment sector. Previously, Ms. Yoon covered integrated oil companies and independent refiners as an Equity Analyst at Bear Stearns and was a Corporate Attorney with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York. Ms. Yoon has served as a board member of Intelsat, S.A., a multinational satellite services provider headquartered in Luxembourg, since February 2022. Ms. Yoon holds a B.B.A from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. She is also a retired Certified Public Accountant with two years of public accounting experience. Ms. Yoon was selected to serve as a director because of her extensive investment experience, as well as her broad accounting and legal background.