The core team has a wealth of experience in both
Corporate Finance and Sport.
Chief Executive Officer
Mark White founded and became Chief Executive Officer of a predecessor of the Company, One Horizon Group PLC, in 2004 and served as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of One Horizon Group, Inc. from 2012 to 2014. His entrepreneurial career in the distribution of electronic equipment and telecommunications spans over 25 years.
He founded Next Destination Limited in 1993, the European distributor for Magellan GPS and satellite products, and sold the business in 1997. Prior to that, Mr. White was Chief Executive Officer for Garmin Europe, where he built up the company’s European distribution network.
Apart from his product and technical knowledge Mark has a wealth of experience in corporate finance. Mark has led in excess of 25 merger and acquisition transactions and associated funding and financing rounds, and has successfully transformed numerous company’s fortunes on both the private and public markets.
Chief Financial Officer
Martin Ward has served as the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of One Horizon Group and its predecessor since 2004. During that time he has overseen the Company’s United Kingdom arm float on the London AIM market and in 2012 merge with a NASDAQ OTC market company. In 2014 the Company was promoted to the NASDAQ Capital Market with the symbol OHGI. Mr. Ward is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (“ICAEW”) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983.
Nicholas Carpinello is a member of the Board of Directors. He is an Independent Director of the Company and is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation and the Nomination & Governance Committees. He has been the owner of Carpinello Enterprises LLC d/b/a Cottman Transmission Center, a U.S. nationwide auto service franchise since 2004. Mr. Carpinello’s years of professional experience are extensive, and include experience as CFO and Treasurer with multinational public and private manufacturers of armored vehicles and, later in his career, CFO of privately-held companies in the computer science field. He is a Certified Public Accountant, an alumnus of Arthur Andersen & Co., and holds a BA degree in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati.
Robert Philip Law
Robert Law is a member of the Board of Directors. He is an Independent Director of the Company and is the Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Nomination & Governance and the Audit Committees.
Since 1990, Mr. Law has served as chief executive officer of Langdowns DFK Limited (“Langdowns”), a United Kingdom-based accounting, tax and business advisory firm, and since 1979 has served as a director of Langdowns. Also, since 1990, Mr. Law has been the chief executive officer of Southern Business Advisers LLP (“Southern Business Advisers”), a United Kingdom-based business associated with Langdowns that also offers accounting, tax and business advisory services, and has been a member of Southern Business Advisers since 1979. Mr. Law is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (“ICAEW”), and is a member of the Valuation and Information Technology Faculties of the ICAEW. Mr. Law qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1976.