Highlights | Management | Directors | Committee Composition
Robert L. Johnson
Chairman of the Board
Miguel Penella
Chief Executive Officer
Nazir Rostom
Chief Financial Officer
Titus Bicknell
Traci Otey Blunt
Sylvia George
Mike Pears
Stuart Shaw
Mark Stevens
Mark Ward
 
Biography PhotoRobert L. Johnson
Chairman of the Board

Mr. Johnson was appointed as the Company’s chairman in October 2012. From November 2010 to October 2012, Mr. Johnson served as the chairman of the board of RLJ Acquisition, Inc., a special purpose acquisition company that created the Company. Mr. Johnson founded The RLJ Companies, an innovative business network that owns or holds interests... More >>

Biography PhotoMiguel Penella
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Penella was appointed as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer in January 2013. From October 2012 until January 2013, Mr. Penella served as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Penella has served as a director of the Company since October 2012. From April 2007 to October 2012, Mr. Penella served as Chief Executive Officer of Acorn Media Group,... More >>

Biography PhotoNazir Rostom
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Rostom was appointed as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer in May 2016. From January 2014 to May 2016, Mr. Rostom served in senior and executive positions with GetWellNetwork, Inc. (“GWN”), a healthcare solutions provider. He was GWN’s Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis from January 2014 to February 2015, Acting Chief F... More >>

Biography PhotoTitus Bicknell

Mr. Bicknell was appointed as the Company’s Chief Digital Officer & EVP, Operations in January 2016. From January 2014 to January 2016, Mr. Bicknell served as Chief Digital Officer. Mr. Bicknell continues to lead RLJE’s digital strategy and has added to his portfolio RLJE's IT platforms and investments, Human Resources, Legal and business ... More >>

Biography PhotoTraci Otey Blunt

Ms. Blunt was appointed as the Company’s President, Urban Movie Channel in February 2017. From November 2014, Ms. Blunt served as EVP Corporate Marketing & Corporate Affairs, where she launched and promoted Urban Movie Channel (www.UMC.tv) the first premium subscription streaming service created for African ... More >>

Biography PhotoSylvia George

Ms. George was appointed as the Company’s first Chief Marketing Officer in January 2017, a role created to elevate awareness for RLJE content with the specific goal of driving subscriber growth for the company’s digital channels, Acorn TV and UMC. From January 2013, Ms. George served as President, US managing North American distribution an... More >>

Biography PhotoMike Pears

Mr. Pears was appointed as the Company’s President of US Distribution in January 2017. From June 2014, Mr. Pears served as the EVP of Content Sales for RLJ Entertainment, where he oversaw all non-physical sales (digital, broadcast, VOD, etc.) activities for the company. Mr. Pears is a seasoned entertainment distribution executive, with o... More >>

Biography PhotoStuart Shaw

Mr. Shaw was appointed as the Company’s Managing Director of RLJE International in September 2014. Based in London, Mr. Shaw manages the distribution business outside of North America. During his time at RLJE, the international business has moved from one which was mainly focused on physical product in UK and Australia to one that has full... More >>

Biography PhotoMark Stevens

Mr. Stevens was appointed as the Company’s President, Acorn TV, Content Acquisitions and Development in October 2012. From November 2007 to October 2012, Mr. Stevens served as President of Acorn US of Acorn Media Group, Inc., which was acquired by the Company in October 2012. He has been involved with the expansion of the Acorn Brand for ... More >>

Biography PhotoMark Ward

Mr. Ward was appointed as the Company’s Chief Acquisitions Officer, Feature Film Division in March 2015. From May 2010, Mr. Ward served as Vice President of Acquisitions of Image Entertainment, Inc., which was acquired by the Company in October 2012. He is responsible for acquiring all content for the feature film division, which includes ... More >>