Douglas Osrow, age 40, joined Remark Media as Chief Financial Officer on October 30, 2013. Most recently, from 2011 until joining Remark Media, he was Chief Financial Officer of Paragon Gaming, a leading North American resort developer, owner and operator where he was responsible for re-financing several of the properties and negotiating buy-outs and partnerships. Prior to this he worked as a Vice President in the investment banking division of Citadel Securities, covering real estate, lodging and gaming companies. He began his investment banking career as an Associate at Citigroup Global Markets in the real estate and lodging group. Doug also brings to Remark Media buy side investment and operational experience, having worked as a Senior Analyst at Hawkeye Capital Management, a firm with a value-oriented approach to publicly-traded equity and debt securities. And, he served as the Assistant to the President at Ziff Brothers Investments where he helped grow the infrastructure of the firm. Doug earned an undergraduate degree with honors from Northwestern University and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management in Finance, Accounting and Real Estate.
Kai-Shing Tao was elected Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Remark Media, Inc. in October 2012, having served as a member of the Board of Directors since the Company's public listing in October 2007. As of December 2012, he assumed the role of the Company's sole Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Tao also serves as as Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Pacific Star Capital, a private investment group. Prior to founding Pacific Start Capital, Mr. Tao was a Partner at FALA Capital Group, a single family investment office where he headed the global liquid investments outside the operating companies.
Mr. Tao is also a member of the Real Estate Roundtable and US-China and US-Taiwan Business Council.
Mr. Tao graduated from the New York University Stern School of Business.
Bradley T. Zimmer is Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Remark Media, Inc. He previously served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of The Convex Group, an entertainment and media company, and its subsidiary HowStuffWorks, Inc. through the companies' acquisition by Discovery Communications in December 2007.
Prior to The Convex Group, Mr. Zimmer was responsible for business strategy at Southeast Interactive Technology Funds, a venture capital firm focused on information technology and communications investments.
Mr. Zimmer holds A.B. in Public Policy and Juris Doctor degrees from Duke University. He is a member of the American Bar Association and North Carolina State Bar, and is a member of the boards of directors of several privately held companies.