Who We Are

Cynthia Cleveland, Board of Advisors

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One of three partners in Broadthink, Cynthia Cleveland brings great expertise to developing brands.Broadthink (www.broad-think.com) is a media, marketing and branding company dedicated to optimizing the visions of businesses and individuals. Broad Think's Missionis to maximize opportunities while minimizing risk without compromising a brand's soul--through merchandising and licensing programs, media (books, TV, film, magazines, interactive games, syndicated columns), and marketing (promotions, database development, and direct sales). Broadthink's clients have included The Lithgow Palooza Co., Dean Koontz, Razor and Tie, Scholastic, Inc., Sony Wonder, The Learning Company, The Lennon Sisters, Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, Cartoon Network, Midway Games, National Geographic Society, Viacom/Paramount Consumer Products Group, John Lithgow Properties, Zenda, HBO, Participant Productions, Rainbow Media, Weller Grossman Productions, Grossett & Dunlap, Random House, Running Press, Simon & Schuster, The Penguin Publishing Group, Touchstone/Fireside and Grand Central Publishing.

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Nancy Cushing-Jones, Board of Advisors

NancyCushingJonesNancy is an expert in translating story concepts from one medium to another and is a recognized expert in all forms of print and digital publishing across all genres and age groups both domestically and internationally. She is acknowledged as one of the earliest creators of the “tie-in” publishing business, transforming it from a marketing-only function to a financially significant business. Nancy was also in the forefront of creating a new business for the development and licensing of videogame rights to filmed entertainment properties–now a multi-billion dollar industry.

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Jamie de Roy, Board of Advisors

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Jamie deRoy is equally celebrated as an actress, record producer, and talk show host. She is a gifted singer/comedienne, has appeared as Joan Rivers' opening act in New York and Los Angeles, and headlined at every major club in New York. Jamie has also enjoyed successful engagements at Caesar's, Showboat and Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, as well as at The Sahara in Lake Tahoe.

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Jeff Grant, Board of Advisors

jeffgrant4Jeff Grant has dedicated his life to various forms of service, both professionally and personally. He is currently on the Board of Directors of Family Reentry, Inc., where he serves as its Vice Chairman, and as volunteer Chief Operating Officer of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fresh Start Enterprises. Under his leadership, Fresh Start Enterprises refocused its core business to real estate property services. In changing from a business-to-consumer model to business-to-business model, Fresh Start Enterprises increased its sales revenues from $114K in fiscal 2010, to $350K in 2011, and is projected over $500K for 2012. Now employment training more than twice the number of ex-offenders, formal classroom and on-the-job training programs have been enlarged and completed, with full outcome accountability and performance measurability. Ex-offender clients attend a “Community Matters” team meeting each Saturday morning that offers soft skills instruction and specific work place training. Yale University Research has proven that ex-offenders who complete the Fresh Start program reduce their chances of recidivism by over fifty-four (54%) percent. In fall 2011, Jeff’s work at Family Reentry and Fresh Start Enterprises was recognized when he was given the Elizabeth Bush Award for Volunteerism. Mrs. Bush appeared at the Family Reentry Annual Benefit and personally gave Jeff a commemorative plaque in honor of the occasion.

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Mark Heninger, Board of Advisors

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Mark Heninger has a rare blend of technical, marketing and business acumen. Those strengths allow him to understand crucial technical processes and translate these technical concepts into profitable Internet business models. His years of experience with the development of entertainment technologies is why companies, including the Creative Projects Group®, seek his experience on projects in order to properly monetize existing and emerging markets. He has consistently crafted dynamic distribution, marketing and advertising strategies for film, television, music, and corporate branding.

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Claude Johnson, Board of Advisors

johnsonClaude Johnson is the founder and president of Black Fives, Inc., a vintage sports licensing company dedicated to researching, preserving, promoting, and teaching about the
history of African American basketball teams that played from the early 1900s through the racial integration of the National Basketball Association in 1950, a period known as the Black Fives Era.

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Professor Jasper Kim, Board of Advisors

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Jasper Sirny Kim is a U.S-qualified lawyer with legal and investment banking experience in New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Educated in the U.S. and England, he received legal training at Harvard Law School (PON, 2005), received his Juris Doctor in Law from Rutgers University and an MSc. (Economic History) from the London School of Economics, as well as double-B.A.'s (Economics, Third World Studies) from the University of California, San Diego. He was in-house legal counsel with the global investment bank of Lehman Brothers (Tokyo), where he worked on various structured cross-border transactions, and thereafter,  joined Barclays Capital Asia Ltd. (Hong Kong) as Associate Director of the firm's Debt Capital Markets team.

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