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Washington, D.C. 20549






Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 8, 2022



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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors of Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On July 8, 2022 and effective on that date, the Board of Directors of Vinco Ventures Inc. (“Vinco Ventures”), appointed Theodore Farnsworth as Co-Chief Executive Officer. He will serve alongside current Chief Executive Officer, Lisa King, with each serving as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Vinco Ventures. In addition to serving as co-CEO, Ms. King will continue as a member on the Board of Directors. Mr. Farnsworth is the Co-Founder and Chairman of ZASH Global Media and Entertainment Corporation (“ZASH”).


Theodore Farnsworth, age 60, has served as a member of the board of managers of ZVV Media Partners, LLC (“ZVV”), our joint venture with ZASH, since Vinco Ventures and ZASH entered into the Second Amended and Restated Limited Liability Company Agreement of ZVV on July 22, 2021. ZVV owns 80% of the outstanding equity interests in Lomotif Private Limited (“Lomotif”). ZASH and the Company are the sole members of ZVV. Mr. Farnsworth is the controlling stockholder of ZASH. Mr. Farnsworth founded ZASH in January 2021 and has served as ZASH’s Chairman since its inception. In his role as a Manager of ZVV and controlling stockholder of ZASH, Mr. Farnsworth has played an important role in Lomotif’s business development and growth initiatives, and arranging the Company’s acquisition of AdRizer, which was completed in February 2022, to serve the Company’s goal of using the Lomotif social media platform to generate advertising revenue. From January 2017 to September 2019, Mr. Farnsworth served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (“Helios”), a former Nasdaq listed company, and as a director of MoviePass, Inc. (“MoviePass”) from the time Helios acquired a controlling interest in MoviePass in December 2017 until September 2019. Mr. Farnsworth founded Zone Technologies Inc. (“Zone”) in November 2016 and served as its Chief Executive Officer from inception. Helios acquired Zone in November 2016.


Since January 1, 2020, Vinco Ventures is or was a participant in the following transactions in which Mr. Farnsworth has or had a direct or indirect material interest:


ZASH Global Media and Entertainment Corporation. Mr. Farnsworth is the controlling shareholder of ZASH, and is also a member of the board of managers of ZVV. As of March 31, 2022, Lomotif owed ZASH $2,500,000 in original principal amount under two promissory notes. In addition, ZASH owed the Company $15,000,000 in original principal amount under six promissory notes. On October 1, 2021, ZASH, ZVV, and AdRizer, LLC (“AdRizer”) entered into a letter of intent (as amended, the “LOI”), which contemplated the acquisition by ZASH or ZVV of all of the outstanding equity interests of AdRizer. On February 11, 2022, Vinco Ventures, ZASH and ZVV entered into an Assignment and Assumption Agreement whereby ZASH and ZVV assigned to Vinco Ventures, and Vinco Ventures assumed, all of the rights and obligations of ZASH and ZVV under the LOI, in consideration of a cash payment by Vinco Ventures to ZASH of $6.75 million upon the closing of the acquisition, which occurred on February 11, 2022. During the year ended December 31, 2021, ZASH was performing certain management functions on behalf of ZVV for which ZASH received $3,500,000 during the year ended December 31, 2021.


There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Farnsworth and any other person pursuant to which he was appointed as the Company’s Co-Chief Executive Officer. Vinco Venture's Chairman, Roderick Vanderbilt, co-founded ZASH and served as the President of ZASH, and has a pre-existing personal and business relationship with Mr. Farnsworth, who is the controlling shareholder of Zash. There are no family relationships between Mr. Farnsworth, on the one hand, and any director, executive officer, or person nominated or chosen by Vinco Ventures to become a director or executive officer, on the other.


The compensation for Mr. Farnsworth’s service in the role of Co-Chief Executive Officer has not yet been determined.







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


  Date: July 14, 2022


  By: /s/ Lisa King
  Name: Lisa King
  Title: Chief Executive Officer