Board of Directors
Kai-Shing Tao has served in a directorship capacity for Remark Media since the Company’s public listing in 2007. After being elected Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer in October 2012, he assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer in December 2012.
Additionally, Mr. Tao is Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Pacific Star Capital Management, L.P., a private investment group. Prior to founding Pacific Star Capital Management, L.P., Mr. Tao was a Partner at FALA Capital Group, a single family investment office.
Mr. Tao serves on the Board of Directors of Paradise Entertainment Limited (HK:1180) as Head of the Audit Committee and on the Board of Directors of Genesis Today, a leading health and wellness company. He earned his undergraduate degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Theodore P. Botts has been a member of Remark Media, Inc.’s Board of Directors since 2007. He is President of Kensington Gate Capital, LLC, a private, corporate finance advisory firm.
Mr. Botts previously was on the Board of Directors of INTAC International and served as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Prior to 2000, Mr. Botts served in executive capacities at UBS Group and Goldman Sachs.
Additionally, Mr. Botts is a member of the Board of Trustees and Head of Development for REACH Prep, a non-profit organization that has been serving the educational needs of underprivileged children in Fairfield and Westchester counties since 2003.
Mr. Botts graduated with honors from Williams College and received an MBA from the New York University Graduate School of Business Administration.
Robert G. Goldstein joined Remark Media, Inc.’s Board of Directors in 2013.
Mr. Goldstein is President of Global Gaming Operations of Las Vegas Sands Corp., a NYSE-listed company. His primary focus is on overseeing the company’s gaming operations in the United States, Macao and Singapore.
He was instrumental in launching The Venetian and The Palazzo – Las Vegas Sands’ two integrated resorts located on the Las Vegas Strip. Globally, Mr. Goldstein is most actively involved in helping plan Las Vegas Sands’ gaming, entertainment, restaurant, and retail offerings in Asia. Before joining Las Vegas Sands in 1995, he spent fifteen years developing casino-hotels in both the United States and the Caribbean.
Mr. Goldstein is a 1977 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and a 1980 graduate of the Temple University School of Law.
William W. Grounds was elected to Remark Media, Inc.’s Board of Directors in 2013. Mr. Grounds is a Director and President of Infinity World Development Corp., an affiliate of Dubai World.
He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of NYSE-listed MGM Resorts International, CityCenter Holdings, LLC., Infinity World, and Grand Avenue LA.
Prior to joining Infinity World, Mr. Grounds served as CEO of Property and Finance for MFS Group and has held various senior positions in the real estate investment and development industry throughout his career.
Jason Strauss joined the Board of Directors of Remark Media, Inc., in 2014. Mr. Strauss is a founding partner of the Tao Group, a global hospitality and lifestyle company specializing in offering consumers a premium nightlife experience at its various events and venues.
In addition to the Tao Group, Mr. Strauss is a founding partner of Strategic Marketing Group (SMG), a lifestyle marketing, special events, consumer promotions, and public relations company.
Mr. Strauss has received a multitude of industry accolades, including the Nightclub & Bar’s “Hospitality Operator of the Year” award in 2006. He was also featured in a Harvard Business School Case study in 2009.
Mr. Strauss graduated from Boston University with a BS in Hospitality Management and Public Relations. His charitable endeavors include serving as Co-Chair of the Board of the Marty Hennessey Jr. Tennis Foundation.