Chief Financial Officer of global IP and people-powered business.
Greater Los Angeles Area
Member of the Board of Directors
July 2014 to Present
Chief Financial Officer
June 2008 to Present
SEVP, Chief Operating Officer
February 2007 to October 2007
EVP, Chief Financial Officer
October 2005 to January 2007
EVP, Finance and Operations and Chief Financial Offier
November 2001 to September 2005
Spelling Entertainment Group Inc.
SVP and Chief Financial Officer
July 1994 to March 2000
Arthur Andersen LLP
January 1985 to July 1994
Outerwall Inc. (NASDAQ:OUTR) is on a mission to create a better everyday. As the company behind well-known Redbox® movie and video game rental kiosks, popular Coinstar® coin-counting kiosks and ecoATM® device-recycling kiosks, we’re pushing the walls of retail way out, into a new dimension — building businesses that make life simpler and better for consumers and retailers.... Outerwall Inc. (NASDAQ:OUTR) is on a mission to create a better everyday. As the company behind well-known Redbox® movie and video game rental kiosks, popular Coinstar® coin-counting kiosks and ecoATM® device-recycling kiosks, we’re pushing the walls of retail way out, into a new dimension — building businesses that make life simpler and better for consumers and retailers. I serve on the audit committee.
What company does Ross Landsbaum work for?
Ross Landsbaum works for Outerwall
What is Ross Landsbaum's role at Outerwall?
Ross Landsbaum is Member of the Board of Directors
What industry does Ross Landsbaum work in?
Ross Landsbaum works in the Internet industry.
A seasoned finance and operations executive responsible for the operational and financial stewardship of high-growth multinational businesses, including B2B and consumer oriented internet businesses and diversified media companies, including film, television, interactive, publishing, live stage and other verticals. Major strengths include strong interpersonal and communication skills, the management of diversified business, professional, creative and technical business environments, strategic planning and execution, and day-to-day operations. Expertise includes integration and consolidation aspects of mergers and re-organization plans, divestitures, business development, deal structure and management of diversified finance functions. Experience in all manner of financing a business, from structured debt to working capital facilities and equity offerings, including IPOs. Technical expertise in treasury and international tax matters, BI infrastructure and public company matters, including requisite reporting and SOX requirements.Member of the Board of Directors @ Outerwall Inc. (NASDAQ:OUTR) is on a mission to create a better everyday. As the company behind well-known Redbox® movie and video game rental kiosks, popular Coinstar® coin-counting kiosks and ecoATM® device-recycling kiosks, we’re pushing the walls of retail way out, into a new dimension — building businesses that make life simpler and better for consumers and retailers. I serve on the audit committee. From July 2014 to Present (1 year 6 months) Chief Financial Officer @ ReachLocal (NASDAQ: RLOC) evolved from a venture backed $100+ million revenue business to a greater than $0.5 billion revenue public multinational under my stewardship. Responsibilities include management of all finance functions (planning, reporting, transactional, taxes, treasury); investor relations; strategic planning and execution of those plans; business intelligence operations supporting all aspects of the business, facilities and financial business systems for this multinational, high-growth technology business. Operated as a financial partner to business leaders and lead the following significant accomplishments: • Build-out and expansion of full finance function from entrepreneurial condition to public company readiness and SOX compliance, while successfully working with the Company's founders and effectively migrating the culture and finance organization from a flat, entrepreneurial environment to an environment that supported and partnered with multiple profit and cost center owners required for the Company’s scale. • Managed and executed the successful public offering of the Company in May 2010 and developed and executed the post-offering investor relations strategy. • Managed the financial aspects of multiple acquisitions as well as dispositions and closures/realignments. From June 2008 to Present (7 years 7 months) SEVP, Chief Operating Officer @ Panavision Inc. was a global designer, manufacturer, integrator and service provider of film and digital camera systems and lighting systems with operations on every continent. The Company offered a broad array of other services either directly, in conjunction with its sister company, Deluxe Media Services Group, or with other partners consistent with an overall workflow approach to the production of “filmed” entertainment. Reporting jointly to the CEO and the Board, responsibilities include all aspects of the Company’s operations, including engineering, manufacturing, sales, finance, information systems, human resources and operations. Principal accomplishments have included: • Developed a digital growth initiative to seize non-US market share in HD capture, resulting in more than a doubling of digital revenues. The initiative was developed by leading diversified team of market, technology and finance professionals to develop, acquire and integrate third party and internal technology, develop pricing and customer acquisition strategies, deploy the technology globally and execute in the market. • Developed and deployed a global customer and asset management system, including transactional support, customer and asset management analytics. Operational implementation included the culmination and execution of a best practices process improvement rollout through all global offices, including service standards and other process changes to accelerate gear turnaround times. • As part of the overall strategy to offer complete workflow solutions, joined the CEO in business development activities to identify key targets, and then proceeded to acquire and integrate 6 separate businesses in 3 different continents. • Recapitalized the Company, including the refinance of permanent debt, buy-in of public shareholders and development of a successful project finance strategy to support the above mentioned initiatives. From February 2007 to October 2007 (9 months) EVP, Chief Financial Officer @ MacAndrews & Forbes Portfolio Company From October 2005 to January 2007 (1 year 4 months) EVP, Finance and Operations and Chief Financial Offier @ Miramax Film Corp. was a diversified entertainment company with worldwide operations and approximately $2 billion in assets and over $1.7 billion in annual sales and an annual investment in development, production and marketing approaching $1 billion. The Company’s divisions covered all aspects of the production and worldwide exploitation of filmed entertainment; the production and distribution of television programming; home video distribution; and, the development and publishing of consumer books. In addition to its offices in the US, the Company had sales, representation, distribution and production offices in several other countries. The Company was operated as a autonomous subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. Reporting directly to the Co-Chairmen, responsibilities included management of all finance functions (planning, reporting, transactional); business development and strategic planning and execution of those plans; information services; human resources; and, back office operations. In addition to normal day-to-day activities, accomplished the following: • Coordinated, on behalf of the Company and the Co-Chairmen, all Parent company matters, including certain joint distribution activities, and the ultimate dissolution of the relationship. • Restructured the operations of the Company resulting in significant cost savings and operational efficiencies, including cost effective/quality enhancing outsourcing of certain functions. • Managed various production finance vehicles, including international tax motivated transactions, co-productions, and other structured transactions related to the financing or subsidizing of production. • Managed the disposition of non-strategic assets and shut down of non-strategic business units, significant strategic licenses and major vendor agreements. • Co-leader of the Miramax/Disney integration and downsizing as a result of the departure of the Co-Chairmen. From November 2001 to September 2005 (3 years 11 months) SVP and Chief Financial Officer @ Spelling Entertainment Group, Inc. was a publicly held (NYSE) diversified entertainment company with worldwide operations. The Company’s divisions covered television production; the worldwide syndication of a 10,000 hour television and feature film library; merchandising; North American home video distribution; feature film production; and, the development, production and worldwide distribution of interactive console and PC based games (Virgin Interactive). Responsibilities included management of all finance functions (planning, reporting, treasury); business development and strategic planning and execution of those plans; information services; distribution back office operations; risk management; and, facilities. Supervised more than 150 employees. In addition to normal day-to-day activities, accomplished the following: • Managed the disposition of non-strategic assets, significant strategic licensing agreements and shut down of non-strategic business units. • Increased financial management and control of the business including a significant change in the Company’s management culture and certain operating groups without impeding the business. In fact, new production doubled during this period. • Managed the integration and consolidation of the Company into Viacom/Paramount, including the related tender offer by Viacom. • Managed public company matters (e.g., SEC filings, analysts, and NYSE specialist). • Initiated, negotiated and executed a variety of credit extensions, securitizations and tax motivated transactions and other structured finance transactions. Also, designed and implemented a cash management system, resulting in material debt service and foreign exchange cost savings. From July 1994 to March 2000 (5 years 9 months) Manager @ Manager (1990 – 1994) Senior Consultant in Taxation (1987 – 1990) Staff Auditor (1986 – 1987) Supervised a client base of entertainment, petroleum companies, and financial institutions. Media clients included a major studio, one of the largest theatrical exhibition chains, independent production, distribution and broadcast companies and financiers of and investors in media properties. Also, acted as engagement lead on one of the ten largest financial & tax consulting clients of the Firm. Served as the Firm-wide Deputy Director for the Entertainment Industry and an active member of the Firm’s On-Call M&A Team, which provided fast fuse due diligence and structuring assistance to investment bankers and other clients of the Firm. Active member of several technical specialty teams related to corporate and international transactions. From 1992 through 1994, a member of the Firm-wide Manager Advisory Task Force reporting to the Managing Partner. From January 1985 to July 1994 (9 years 7 months) Ross Landsbaum is skilled in: Mergers, Strategic Planning, Analytics, Financial Analysis, Budgeting, Treasury, International Business, IPO, Public Companies, Internet, Film Finance, Structured Finance, International Tax, Business Reorganizations, Business Integration
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Issued by Los Angeles Business Journal · September 2011
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