Richard Turner, Founder, Executive Producer, Business Affairs
Richard Turner, Founder of Artioti Media Consulting LLC, is a senior executive with global legal affairs and transaction expertise, results-driven with a consistent record of delivering cost-effective initiatives and earnings growth. A highly respected, accomplished leader and motivator with experience in a broad range of industries and markets with a talent for building high performance team. Richard Turner, Executive Producer, Founder of Artioti Media Consulting LLC, is a senior executive with global legal affairs and transaction expertise, results-driven with a consistent record of delivering cost-effective initiatives and earnings growth. A highly respected, accomplished leader and motivator with experience in a broad range of industries and markets with a talent for building high performance team.
Prior to forming his consulting company Richard was SVP of business affairs and had a 12-year tenure with Starz Entertainment Group. He provided strategic guidance on SEG's acquisition of content, productions, new media ventures and marketing and promotions. Starz is premium movie and original programming entertainment service provider with 16 premium movie channels, 18.8 million and 33.1 million subscribers to its respective STARZ and ENCORE brands, and in excess of a billion in annual revenues. Starz Entertainment is attributed to the Liberty Starz group (Nasdaq: LSTZA, LSTZB) tracking stock group.
He has negotiated numerous output deals with studios such as Walt Disney Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Revolution Studios and Universal Studios. In addition, he supervised legal work on many Starz Original productions such as "New Orleans Music In Exile."
Prior to joining SEG, Turner worked as an attorney for Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. and was responsible for negotiating licensing agreements for the television exhibition of the company's products. Turner graduated magna cum laude from Pepperdine University School of Law and received an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a member of the National Association of Television Program Executives and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Turner is a past chairman of the board of directors for the Denver Film Society (producer of the Denver Film Festival), and currently is the board's treasurer.
A native of Los Angeles, Richard now resides in Denver with his wife Britta Erickson and their son Jackson.
Tom Rothstein, Founder, Producer, Marketing
Tom is the President of Sequel Response based in Minneapolis, a full-service, performance-based direct marketing firm.
Tom graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1985 with a BA degree in sociology and a minor in business. Rothstein starred for the Minnesota hockey team from '80-'85, serving as its captain in '84 & '85.
Tom has experience in investing, developing, manfacturing, and marketing hockey film licensed merchandise. He has organized 12,000 youth hockey players to sell merchandise for group fundraising in addition to successfully obtaining a 8% response from a hockey film catalog direct mail program. Tom has organized, financed and produced the Hollywood Hat Trick Celebrity Hockey Charity Event at the Target Center benefiting Toys For Tots, Minnesota Sports Association, Mariucci Inner City Hockey Association.
Prior to forming SeQuel Response, Tom was the President/CEO of Direct Marketing Group for 15 years. Rothstein worked for Target Response, a direct marketing communications firm based in Minneapolis. Before joining Target Response, he spent five years as a district manager for US Life, a large 3rd party insurance marketer based in Chicago, IL.
SeQuel Response, based in Minneapolis, was formed in January 2010 by Tom and Jay Carroll. Carroll. Joining in transition were core contributors in Database Marketing, Strategic Development, Creative Execution, Sophisticated Testing, Account Management, Campaign Analytics and Reporting. In addition, SeQuel offers end-to-end direct mail manufacturing - providing clients the most cost effective & efficient production available.
SeQuel's turn-key, performance-based business model - and track record for building winning campaigns - has earned SeQuel a strong reputation among direct marketers looking to take their programs to the next level.
Greg A. McAndrews, Financial Public Relations, Capital Structuring, Securities Compliance
Since 1972, Greg McAndrews has served as financial public relations counselor to more than 250 public and private companies.and has personally created more than 300 annual reports; established dozens of investor relations programs and successfully set up strategic plans for raising $2.17 billion in 234 capital raising offerings.
He represented John De Nigris Associates, Inc. of New York (the first financial public relations firm to be publicly-traded) as an employee and then a partner during much of this time. Mr. De Nigris retired in March 2000 and Greg McAndrews & Associates continued the business.
Prior to joining John De Nigris Associates, NCR Corporation selected Mr. McAndrews to create public relations programs for its newest computer line in 1968. Mr. McAndrews eventually directed all public relations for NCR’s largest division. When the division was sold to Control Data Corporation, he was named manager of West Coast public relations.
Mr. McAndrews was awarded a full academic scholarship to the University of Southern California. He graduated from the School of Journalism with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
He is the author of papers on “A 10-Point Public Relations Program for Financial Planners”, “Marketing of Sec. 8 Housing Tax Credits” and “An Introduction to Sec. 29 Oil and Gas Tax Credits.” He has been appointed an expert witness regarding advertising and promotion issues in securities sales.
Mr. McAndrews is Chairman Emeritus of the National Association of Financial Wholesalers. His affiliations also include the International Association for Financial Planning, Los Angeles Police Historical Society and the Trojan Football Alumni Club. Mr. McAndrews is a former member of the Board of Directors of the University of Southern California's President's Circle and is active in university affairs. He is a frequent contributor to securities publications.
Brad Turner, Founder, Capital Advisory, Marketing
Mr. Turner is an investor, entrepreneur, and marketing executive with Fortune 500 and Start Up experience focusing on capital advisory services and integrated online an offline marketing solutions for Media, Technology, Entertainment, Real Estate, Financial, and Consumer companies.
He has experience in structuring, financing, and managing technology, entertainment, and real estate ventures. On many entertainment assignments he builds the management team and has engaged key industry executives, film producers, film distributors, financial consultants, entertainment attorneys, investment bankers and digital technology consultants.
He has syndicated telecoms, technology, entertainment, and insurance private placement offerings to broker-dealers and institutional investors. He has worked with leading outside professional consultants and advisors in sourcing and executing capital raising strategies. He was a Senior Advisor for Hoi Tak Millennium, a US/China merchant banking firm, and served as the lead engagement manager on a variety of merchant banking/merger and acquisitions consulting assignments; creating numerous strategic relationships with Fortune 1000 companies.
Mr. Turner is a graduate of San Diego State University where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in marketing. He continued his professional entertainment financing education at UCLA. and a California Real Estate license. He has been a member of the Association for Corporate Growth, Technology Council of Southern California, Deal Maker Media, Sigma Chi Alumni Association and member of the Rotary Club of Los Angeles for 17 years where he is active on many of their Community Service Committees.
Jordan Yospe, Producer, Film Brand Integration Attorney
Jordan Yospe is recognized as one of the country's leading brand integration experts and an authority in sourcing, negotiating, and managing brand integration deals for feature films, television, new media, music, and video games. His work includes negotiating and drafting multimillion dollar integration and activation agreements, as well as executing the business and creative elements of those agreements during pre-production, principal photography, post-production, and domestic / international distribution. As former General Counsel and Head of Business & Legal Affairs at Mark Burnett Productions, Mr.Yospe was integrally involved in numerous well-known network television series, including "Survivor" and "Rock Star: INXS" with CBS; "The Apprentice" and "The Apprentice: Martha Stewart" with NBC; and "The Contender" with NBC and Dreamworks.
Mr. Yospe was named to Variety's Annual Dealmakers Impact Report List and multiple times to The Hollywood Reporter’s annual "Power Lawyers" list; was named among the "Top 40 Entertainment Lawyers" by The Los Angeles Business Journal; and his pioneering work on the integration of brands into entertainment was featured in a front page article in the April 5, 2010 issue of The New York Times.
David Kuff, Media Buying, Public Relations
David J. Kuff provides strategic planning, writing, consulting, media relations and content development services for clients. His field of expertise includes the financial, franchise, retail petroleum, health & beauty care and hospitality industries. He has authored several books on sales techniques and customer service. Kuff previously served as vice president public relations for the L.A. office of Hakuhodo, Inc., the world's 11th largest advertising agency. Former clients include All Nippon Airways, Kenwood, NEC, Marriott Hotels and the Flower Council of Holland.
David Ludewig, Advertising, Digital Media
David Ludewig is a cutting-edge digital media expert focused on developing strategies to implement corporate vision and achieve aggressive sales objectives. A team leader who has leveraged media planning and buying experience into a successful career as new business development pro. Maneuvers easily across all media types, from traditional to digital.
Built successful project consulting business with emphasis on the U.S. Hispanic market and emerging technologies for a diverse group of clients that included CBS Radio, Hispanic Business, MLB's Los Angeles Dodgers, AVP Pro Volleyball Tour, HBN Hispanic Broadcast Network, Davis-Elen Advertising, Castells y Asociados, and Expo Comida Latina.