Management

Management

President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Hamid Hashemi, the Chairman of our Board of Directors, founded the company in 2010 . Mr. Hashemi has served as our President and Chief Executive Offi cer since September 2010. Mr. Hashemi has over 30 years of experience owning and operating entertainment venues and is recognized as one of the motion picture industry’s most dynamic business developers, having successfully developed and launched three companies involved in motion picture exhibition. Mr. Hashemi founded iPic to pursue his vision of creating social destinations anchored by theaters and making the luxury screening room movie-going experience available and aff ordable to the general population. Mr. Hashemi earned a B.S. in microbiology from Florida Atlantic University. He presently serves on the Board of Trustees at Pinecrest Preparatory School in Fort Lauderdale. He is also a current member of World Presidents’ Organization and has made television appearances on shows including The Today Show, CNN, Neil Cavuto, CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, Fox Network, and Wall Street Week. Mr. Hashemi was selected to our board of directors because of his role in our founding and long career in the motion picture exhibition industry and because of his prior experience building the Muvico brand.
General Counsel
Paul Safran, our Senior Vice President and General Counsel, joined us in September 2011. Prior to joining us, Mr. Safran was a partner with Becker & Poliakoff , from 2006 until 2009, and a partner with Roetzel & Andress from 2009 until 2011. From 1999 until 2006, Mr. Safran was Counsel to Transamerica Finance Corporation’s Municipal Finance Division. Mr. Safran earned a B.S. degree in fi nance, from Nova Southeastern University, where he graduated magna cum laude and a J.D. degree from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad School of Law, where he was a member of its Law Review.
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Andre Loehrer, our Interim Chief Financial Officer, joined us in March 2017 as the financial controller. He has over 18 years’ experience in accounting and auditing. Prior to joining iPic, Loehrer served as the Controller of Twin-Star International, Inc. from October 2013 until March 2017. He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) in Auditing and Accounting from the University of South Africa.
Executive Vice President – Films
Clark Woods, our Executive Vice President — Films, joined us in January 2011. Prior to joining us, Mr. Woods was President of Domestic Distribution at MGM from 2006 until 2010. From 1979 until 2006, Mr. Woods was Executive Vice President, General Sales Manager of Paramount Pictures where he distributed the movie Titanic, at the time the largest grossing movie in history. Mr. Woods is responsible for selecting the fi lms and other media in iPic theaters. Mr. Woods earned a B.A. from American University and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He has served as President of Variety International, the motion picture industries’ worldwide children’s charity.
Chief Marketing Officer
Carla D'Alessandro, our Chief Marketing Officer, joined us in February 2019. Prior to joining us, Ms. D’Alessandro was a Senior Vice President, Managing Director for Zimmerman Advertising where she oversaw the Retail Account Services department supporting over twenty-five local and national brands including Sam's Club, McDonald's, Michaels Arts and Crafts, and Tire Kingdom. Carla has a Specialist BA in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto and an MBA specializing in Luxury Goods & Services from the International University of Monaco.
Senior Vice President, Operations

Jason Daniel, Senior Vice President of Operations, joined us in May 2018. Prior to joining us, Mr. Daniel held over three decades of Operations Leadership roles for brands including Bennigan’s, Boston Market, Macaroni Grill, Metromedia Tavern and most recently, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen. As Senior Vice President, Operations for IPIC, Mr. Daniel will lead and oversee operations, working collaboratively with field leaders and the Executive team to integrate operations, marketing, financial, and human resources initiatives across the entire IPIC brand of theaters and restaurants.