Leadership

President & Founder:

Anna Spektor is seasoned business development and marketing executive, and founder of Expert Presence, a leading management consultancy dedicated to helping professionals and senior executives effectively reach and engage target audiences, develop and solidify stakeholder relationships and increase brand awareness locally, nationally and cross-border. Anna oversees all client engagements and works directly with clients to design and implement comprehensive business development and marketing plans. Anna is also host of Expert Webcast, a sophisticated digital thought leadership resource for the professional and the business communities. Under Anna’s direction, Expert Webcast produces the industry’s leading webcast panels covering corporate, M&A, restructuring and finance topics. Our speakers address most pressing issues for business owners, C-level executives, corporate advisers and institutional investors. Learn more…

Advisory Board:

Mike Corrigan is an experienced media and entertainment executive with more than twenty five years of extensive responsibilities in general management, operations, strategic planning, finance and administration in addition to serving on the boards of directors of both public and private companies.Mike was previously Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Metro Goldwyn Mayer Inc (MGM), a major Hollywood studio. At MGM, Corrigan had strategic, financial and administrative responsibility for the studio and it’s holding in UIP, then the largest global theatrical film distributor. Mike also had operational responsibility for the MGM’s interactive division and for all aspects of production services and distribution at the studio. Prior to MGM, Mike was a senior partner in the Entertainment, Media and Communications practice at Price Waterhouse LLP. In that firm, he had various responsibilities, including lead account partner role for significant client relationships such as The Walt Disney Company, The Interpublic Group of Companies and Sony Music and leadership roles in such prominent engagements as the flotation of Deutsche Telekom and Telstra.  He was also responsible for global strategic planning for the Entertainment, Media and Communications practice. He also formerly managed the firms’ Corporate Finance practice in the Western United States. Learn more…

Gary Marenzi is the founder and president of Marenzi & Associates, which provides strategic management advice and implementation for the media and entertainment industry. Current and recent clients include Starz Media, Dreamworks Animation, New Regency Productions, Media Rights Capital, Defy Media, The Chernin Group, Ed Pressman Films, Parsifal International, Shaftesbury Entertainment, Content Partners, Control Room, Common Sense Media and The Blade Runner Partnership.  Marenzi most recently served as President of the Worldwide Television Group for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM), from 2007 until mid-2011. His duties there included overseeing the distribution of MGM’s films and television programs to television and digital media outlets, the creative development and production of new television programs (including TEEN WOLF and VIKINGS) and the management of MGM’s television channels worldwide.
Prior to his appointment at MGM, Mr. Marenzi founded Marenzi & Associates in 2004. Some of Marenzi’s clients then included Lucasfilm Ltd, IMAX Corporation, Sinclair Broadcast Group, ProSieben/Sat1 Germany, TV 4 Sweden, TV 2 Norway, TV 2 Denmark, TeleFilms Argentina and Amedia Russia. Learn more…

Jude Calvillo is Principal at Sovereign Market, a marketing and strategic communications consultancy. With a decade of experience in marketing, particularly interactive marketing, he’s developed brands, products, and cutting-edge campaigns for clients such as MedTronic, SRI International, MetaFlows (NSF/Army Research), Insight Investments, and numerous political entities (see website for list). He also serves as Sovereign Market’s chief communications strategist and researcher, where his interests center around tackling collective action problems and efficiently communicating complex concepts (e.g. cybersecurity, public policy, etc). Prior to returning to Sovereign Market, Jude served as Account Executive at JCI Worldwide. There, he worked on -and usually led the digital aspects of- publicity and public affairs campaigns for Raytheon, PhRMA, MIT’s Sloan School of Business, Cornell’s Johnson School of Management, Strook, Strook & Lavan, VeriTainer Nuclear Detection, and more. Learn more…