Executive Chairman and Director
Rod Vanderbilt is an entrepreneur residing in Miami and New York. He was brand management and public relations for MoviePass, Inc (Helios and Matheson Analytics), a U.S, subscription-based movie ticketing service. The Company was restructured in 2017. MoviePass became the fastest growing subscription company on record, and it topped the most popular search engines without paying a penny for the privilege. Prior to that, Rod was with 20th Century Fox Film Corporation under the President of the Company with a concentration in the video division. Currently, Rod is President of OceanMark Properties, Inc. based in Miami, Florida since its inception in 2001. The Company is structured for multi-faceted real estate transactions including commercial, residential, and government-held properties. In addition, he is current President of Farwest Haiti Mission which he co-founded with Mr. Farnsworth in 2007. After 14 years of assisting the Haitian people, the mission supports two blind schools, feeds malnourished children, and assist medical teams from the US to help with operations for the sick.
Chief Executive Officer and President
The new Chief Executive Officer and President, James Robertson, joins Vinco Ventures from a360media where he held the position of Editor-In-Chief of Us Weekly. He was responsible for all content across the prestigious brand's multimedia platforms and worked closely with advertising and marketing teams to generate large-scale campaigns and new revenues. He has previously served in other senior leadership roles including being appointed as the youngest Editor-In-Chief in tabloid media at the helm of OK! magazine while also overseeing all newsgathering as a Senior Executive Editor and Head of News for American Media Inc., celebrity brands. A seasoned and respected journalist, he is also a published author and experienced Story Producer and Executive Producer with credits in various TV specials, investigative documentaries, and longform podcast series productions.
Chief Finance Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Chris Polimeni joins Vinco Ventures as Chief Finance Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Polimeni previously served as Executive Vice President - CFO/COO of Accelerate360 Holdings, LLC & Subsidiaries, the parent company of a360 Media, LLC (formerly American Media, LLC.). He also served in the same capacity at American Media, LLC for 12 years prior to the consolidation of American Media, LLC with Accelerate360 Holdings, LLC in 2020. He has been involved in acquisitions, corporate finance, SEC reporting and corporate management for more than thirty years. He brings financial and operational expertise, as well as accomplished experience in both management and financial oversight of large content companies.