Chairman of the Board of Directors
Howard S. Jonas has served as our Chairman of the Board since our inception and served as our Chief Executive Officer from February 2019 through April 2020. Mr. Jonas founded IDT Corporation in August 1990, and has served as its Chairman of the Board of Directors since its inception. Mr. Jonas served as Chief Executive Officer of IDT from October 2009 through December 2013 and from December 1991 until July 2001. IDT spun off the Company to its stockholders in September 2009. Mr. Jonas is also the founder and has been President of Jonas Media Group (formerly Jonas Publishing) since its inception in 1979. From January 2014 until November 2017, Mr. Jonas served as the Chief Executive Officer of Genie Energy Ltd., a former subsidiary of IDT that was spun off to stockholders in October 2011, and has served as Chairman of the board of directors of Genie Energy since the spin-off. From June 2016 to November 2016, Mr. Jonas served as the Chairman of the Board of Zedge, Inc., a former subsidiary of IDT that was spun off to stockholders in June 2016. Mr. Jonas has served as the Vice Chairman of Zedge, Inc. since November 2016. Mr. Jonas also has served as the Chairman of the Board of Rafael Holdings, Inc., a former subsidiary of IDT that was spun off to stockholders in March 2018, since the spin-off, and also as the Chief Executive Officer until May 2021. Mr. Jonas has been a director of Rafael Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (f/k/a Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals) since April 2013 and was appointed Chairman of the Board in April 2016. Mr. Jonas received his B.A. in Economics from Harvard University.
CEO of CTM Media Group, Inc.
Marc E. Knoller has been a director of the Company since our inception. Mr. Knoller has served as the Chief Executive Officer of CTM Media Group, Inc. since its inception. Mr. Knoller served as the Company’s Interim Chief Executive Officer from March 2020 to July 2020, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and President from inception to March 2015, and as Chief Operating Officer from March 2015 through December 2018. Prior to the Spin- Off, Mr. Knoller had served as an Executive Vice President of IDT since December 1998 and served as a director of IDT from March 1996 to August 2007. Mr. Knoller joined IDT as a Vice President in March 1991 and also served as a director of its predecessor. Mr. Knoller has served as Vice President of Jonas Media Group (f/k/a Jonas Publishing) since 1991. Mr. Knoller received his B.B.A. from Baruch College.
Perry Davis has been a director of the Company since August 2009. Mr. Davis is a partner at Perry Davis Associates, Inc. (PDA), an international consulting firm providing management and development assistance to non-profit organizations. Mr. Davis is a founder of PDA and has been its President since 1986. Mr. Davis received his B.A. in Political Science from Yeshiva College and his Ph.D. in Public Law and Government from Columbia University.
Irwin Katsof has been a director of the Company since October 2010. Mr. Katsof is the founder and the President of Katsof Consulting. In 2014, Mr. Katsof formed TradeMissions.Org, which has organized more than 30 international trade missions in partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce to countries including Brazil, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Israel, Singapore, India, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Hong Kong. From 2010 to present, Mr. Katsof has also been Executive Director of America’s Voices In Israel, which arranges weeklong, all-expense paid trips to Israel for celebrities and athletes, including from broadcast shows such as House MD, Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, Hawaii Five-O and athletes such as NFL Quarterback Deshaun Watson and NBA Hall of Famer Ray Allen. Mr. Katsof received his B.A. in Psychology and Organizational Development from Loyola College – Concordia University, Montreal and his Rabbinical Ordination from Yeshivat Aish Hatorah, Jerusalem. Mr. Katsof also completed his Series 7 exams.
Allan I. Grafman has been a director of the Company since May 2019. Mr. Grafman has served since 1996 as founder and Chief Executive Officer of All Media Ventures, which provides executive, board and advisory services to media and technology companies. Since July 2020, Mr. Grafman has served on the Board of HappyNest REIT, Inc., a real estate investment trust. Mr. Grafman served as Chairman of the Board of Majesco from 2007 to 2014. From 2005 to 2013, Mr. Grafman served as Operating Partner of Mercury Capital. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Grafman served as President of Archie Comics. Previous executive roles included those at Hallmark Entertainment, Tribune Entertainment and CCB/ABC/Disney. He has served on 10 boards of companies that are either publicly traded or private equity/venture capital-sponsored. Mr. Grafman received his B.A. in Russian Language and literature from Indiana University (Phi Betta Kappa), his Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University (International Fellow) and his MBA in Finance from Columbia University (Beta Gamma Sigma).
Chris McGurk has been a director of the Company since December 2019. Mr. McGurk has served a Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Cinedigm Corp., NASDAQ-listed digital distribution and streaming channel company, since 2011. Mr. McGurk currently serves on the Strategic Advisory Board of LIVX, a NASDAQ-listed music streaming Company. Mr. McGurk also serves on the Board of Directors of the Creative Coalition and ASPIRE (Academy for Special Purpose in Responsible Entertainment). Mr. McGurk was the founder and CEO of Overture Films from 2006 until 2010 and was also CEO of Anchor Bay Entertainment, which distributed Overture Films’ product to the home entertainment industry. From 1999 to 2005, McGurk was Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Operating Officer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (“MGM”), acting as the company’s lead operating executive until MGM was sold for approximately $5 billion to a consortium of investors. Mr. McGurk joined MGM from Universal Pictures, where he served in various executive capacities, including President and Chief Operating Officer, from 1996 to 1999. From 1988 to 1996, McGurk served in several senior executive roles at The Walt Disney Studios, including Studios CFO and President of The Walt Disney Motion Picture Group. McGurk has previously served on the boards of BRE Properties, Inc., DivX Inc., DIC Entertainment, Pricegrabber.com, LLC and MGM Studios, Inc. Mr. McGurk received his B.S. (summa cum laude) from Syracuse University School of Management, and his MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.