Mr. Michael J. O’Hara has been involved in the field of technology since 1978 and with over 30 years of industry experience has managed organizations small and large. He worked at Lockheed Martin from 2002 through August 2014 serving as Systems Engineering Director for two major national defense satellite programs and prior to that as Program Director for a low earth orbit weather satellite system which supports our military and civilian weather predictions.
Prior to Lockheed, Mr. O’Hara spent two years in the dot.com field, serving as Vice President of Business Development at one company and Vice President of Technical Operations at another. The latter position was at NetCurrents, where he reorganized and successfully turned-around the team responsible for implementing and operating NetCurrents’ pioneering and patented real-time internet search technology.
Prior to his dot.com experience, Mr. O’Hara was with Hughes Aircraft Company (now Boeing) from 1984 through 2000 in various technical and management positions including developing an automated satellite antenna test range system, the technical approach and simulation software for predicting signal leakage in shielded cables, a high-fidelity satellite simulator for operating communications satellites and various technical presentations in support of new business pursuits. His final assignment at Hughes was as Chief Systems Engineer for a joint NOAA/NASA/DoD program.
While in graduate school, he was on the system programming staff for the first networked multiuser educational computer system which connected students together from multiple campuses across the country. His primary assignment was designing and implementing a site management system which allowed administrators at campuses spread throughout the country to manage terminal availability, student load and lesson access from any terminal on the system.
Mr. O’Hara holds a BS in Physics (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Massachusetts, MS in Physics from the University of Illinois, and MS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois.
Brian has been involved in professional football as a player and current NFL broadcaster (for the past six years) since his graduation form Duke University in 1982.
From 1982-1987 Brian played for the Dallas Cowboys, followed by stints with the Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles until 1994.
At that time he became a broadcaster for Nadia Communications and Comcast Sports (which he still does). In 1997 he became a football analyst for Foxsports NFL/COLLEGE(which he still does) and from 2008 to present he also serves as an analyst for Compass Media Networks. He is also currently and NFL analyst for the NFL Network and has been since 2005.
Brian was also an NFL preseason analyst for the Baltimore Ravens (1998-1999); Minnesota Vikings (2002-2005); Atlanta Falcons (2005-2009) and Philadelphia Eagles (2011-2014). Brian was also the coach of the Bergamo Lions of Bergamo, Italy in 2010.
He authored the book “The Path To Clear Messages” and is also the owner of Football Stories Magazine since 2005.
Michael Handelman, age 55, has served as our Chief Financial Officer since October 2015. Mr. Handelman served as Chief Financial Officer to Lion Biotechnologies, Inc. from February 2011 until June 2015 and was a member of the Lion Bio Board of Directors from February 2013 until May 2013.
Mr. Handelman served as the Chief Financial Officer and as a financial management consultant of Oxis International, Inc., a public company engaged in the research, development and commercialization of nutraceutical products, from August 2009 until October 2011. From November 2004 to July 2009, Mr. Handelman served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of TechnoConcepts, Inc., formerly a public company engaged in designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing wireless communications semiconductors, or microchips. Prior thereto, Mr. Handelman served from October 2002 to October 2004 as Chief Financial Officer of Interglobal Waste Management, Inc., a manufacturing company, and from July 1996 to July 1999 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Janex International, Inc., a children’s toy manufacturer.
Mr. Handelman was also the Chief Financial Officer from 1993 to 1996 of the Los Angeles Kings, a National Hockey League franchise. Mr. Handelman is a certified public accountant and holds a degree in accounting from the City University of New York.
Mr. Kagel is an attorney practicing in Los Angeles, California. He is admitted to practice in New York and California, and is counsel to the company. He received a BA degree from the University of Miami and a JD degree from Brooklyn Law School.
Michael I. Levy has a degree in Electronic Engineering from Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology and is a five decade veteran of the Entertainment Industry. He has been a successful agent, talent manager, studio head and producer.
In 1981, Levy became President and CEO of CBS’s new Theatrical Film Group and was a member of CBS’s management committee. During his time there, he helped create Tri-Star Motion Pictures, which originally consisted of Columbia Pictures, HBO and The CBS Theatrical Film Group.
In 1984, Levy started his own production company with 20th Century Fox where, within one year, he had over nineteen films in active development with Fox and other major studios and networks. Since forming his own Production Company, he has produced 16 Feature and Television projects in conjunction with different studios including Universal Pictures, Tri Star, MGM, 20th Century Fox, Miramax and Lionsgate.
In 1994, Levy became a Technology Consultant to several highly successful technology companies such as Physical Optics Corp., Broadata Corp Inc., Optikey, and Bauer Climate Control Systems to name a few. Mr. Levy is presently on the Board of Advisors of Saffron Technologies.
Internationally Levy has been doing business in Mainland China since the 80’s and in Hong Kong late 70’s. With partners he formed American Emerging Technologies (AET), who presently have a seat on the Shanghai United Assets and Equity Exchange (formerly known as the Shanghai Technology Stock Exchange). AET was the first non-Chinese organizations on the exchange and one of three US companies.
AET imports and exports technologies (USA allowed) that are approved by the Chinese Government for worldwide use. Levy is also partnered in several different partnerships doing business in China, Singapore, Korea, Japan as well as, other Southeast Asian countries. Levy has been a consultant for endeavors in the US as well as internationally in Ghana, Singapore, Israel, UK, Korea and New Mexico.
Mr. Levy works with the Haifa Foundation and is on the Board of Governors for the Center for Iraq and Gulf Strategic Studies at The University of Haifa, Israel as well as Technion (Israel’s MIT). In 2010 Levy was Co-Chair of an international Peace conference in Burg Schlaining, Austria. Levy continues to do missions for both the UN and NATO.
Levy teaches a 15-week MBA course on producing in the various medias and he has done so for several years at USC. His students are the seniors from the USC Marshall School of Business in conjunction USC School of Cinema Arts.