MARC LASKY – Chief Executive Officer & Director
Marc Lasky has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with concentrations in both Marketing and Finance from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business. His career includes 30 years as a production and marketing executive, Mr. Lasky has extensive experience wearing many different hats – from expertise in finance and operations to creative direction — and he’s often worn those hats simultaneously.
Having begun his post college career as a Media Buyer at BD Advertising, he soon relocated to Los Angeles, and in 1995 launched his very own production company called Pikesville Pictures, which produced a multitude of Commercials, infomercials documentaries, shorts and feature films. During this time there were multiple accolades and awards including being a three time winner of the prestigious NIMA award for Best Infomercial Production, Best Infomercial Script & Best Direct Response Show.
More recently, Mr. Lasky caught the entrepreneurial bug and began launching startups including a tech company called Peer to Peer Network and a Real Estate referral service called Agent Corner. For these ventures his duties included fund raising, running the day to day operation and oversight of marketing.
He has a proven track record of creating strong working relationships with potential partners and investors that lead to successful fundraising efforts, and he’s shown his expertise in managing finance, accounting, and mergers and acquisitions efforts.
He also has expertise conceptualizing, developing, producing, and directing a variety of productions, from full-length feature films to commercials and infomercials. He’s particularly proficient in creating value in productions, showcasing high-quality projects for low to medium budgets.
Mr. Lasky has most recently been appointed as CEO and Director of Fernhill Corporation, a diversified Technology Holding Company.
JIM DIPRIMA – Chief Financial Officer
Mr. DiPrima has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. His career includes 40 years of finance and accounting in both the public and private sectors beginning his career at Deloitte & Touché.
He has held various positions with start-up companies. He has served as chief executive officer of MBD Midwest, a holding company for national pack and ship franchises where he managed the development of retail outlets in multiple states. Mr. DiPrima has been working in various positions with public traded companies since 1995. His accomplishments included guiding several companies through the reverse merger process, raising capital and consulting on various mezzanine financings.
Mr. DiPrima currently provides consulting and CFO for hire services for several other public companies in the area of accounting, tax planning and preparation and financial reporting for various regulatory agencies.
CHRIS KERN – Strategic Advisor
Chris brings over 25 years of combined executive leadership experience within the technology, telecom, financial services and Internet industries with a deep specialization in corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions.
Chris’ extensive background in a diverse group of industries has provided a wealth of experience working with companies of all shapes and sizes from Fortune 500 Companies and large international carriers to small emerging growth businesses. Representative companies that has has directly worked with, advised, or sold a business to include IPREO, NPD Group, Toronto Stock Exchange, Broadcast.com, Fiserv, Cable & Wireless, Thras.io, GoDaddy, and Westgate Resorts, to name a few.
In Corporate Finance and M&A – Chris has worked on well over 250 projects during his career, was involved in over $2Billion in transactions, directly facilitated over $750 million in financing and M&A engagements, and worked with investment banking firms such as Lehman Bros, Fisher Francis Trees & Watts/Charter Atlantic, UBS, Maximum Ventures, and New Century Capital Partners.
Chris currently manages his private investment holding company, Windstream Partners, and works as a strategic advisor for Fernhill Corp.