Executive Profiles 

President / CEO  

Barry S. Altman is the President and CEO of Commodore USA, LLC, B. Altman & Co. and Homecraft, LLC, all headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Spanning a 25 year career in the bleeding-edge electronics and satellite / space telecommunications industry, Mr. Altman founded and served as CEO & President of Cabletech Satellite Systems, Inc., U.S. Cable Technology, Inc., The Cabletech Satellite Network and United Broadcasting Co.

This group of companies have built cable television head ends for cable companies throughout the United States, and have designed and constructed the uplink network operation centers for such companies as Viacom International, Warner Amex, Viacom and MTV Networks.. They directed and produced the domestic satellite telemetry downlink for the Live Aid concert for MTV, which was at that time the largest world wide deployment of a live satellite television broadcast. Cabletech has designed and installed systems for Grumman Aerospace, The United Nations, government and private industry, and over 45,000 TVRO C& Ku band satellite systems for consumers nationwide. Cabletech was a developmental partner with General Motors & Hughes Communications in the small aperture DBS system that later became DirecTv.

 
 

CTO

Leo Nigro is the Chief Technology Officer of Commodore USA, LLC. Mr. Nigro has IT industry experience spanning almost twenty years, in which he has worked on several large scale enterprise projects in the United States, Europe and Australia for fortune 500 companies. He has participated in numerous software projects covering such diverse areas as eCommerce, Customer Relationship Management, Sales Program Management, Investment Management, Insurance, Order Management, Risk Management, Part Cataloging, Call Center, Billing Systems and large scale software deployment.

During his career Leo has worn many caps such as Business Analyst, Software Architect and Project Manager, and has designed and developed numerous web and desktop applications, services and software products.

Leo attributes his early programming experiences on his Commodore 64 during childhood, and later his Commodore Amiga during adolescence, to his interest in technology, and passion for computing, which led to attaining a Computer Science degree, and ultimately a career in the field of Information Technology. Leo is truly "Generation Commodore".

 
 Board of Directors 

Erika Altman-Lane is a New York based practicing attorney, with offices in New York, New Jersey and Florida.

Ms. Altman-Lane has a JD from New York Law School, and a B.S. from Pennsylvania State University.

Ms. Altman-Lane's practice area covers a wide range of litigated matters, including securities law and FINRA (formally NASD) proceedings, commercial disputes, employment law and insurance matters.

Ms. Altman-Lane is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, and the Florida Bar Association. Ms. Altman is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and Florida.

 

Michael Kubin is a 30-year veteran of the media industry, and has managed a significant string of successful entrepreneurial ventures

At his first media buying company, Corinthian Media Buying, Michael founded its DR subsidiary, Corinthian Direct, which grew to over $100-million in billings after just three years. After Corinthian, Michael became president of Club Med Inc.

With Club Med as his first client, Michael co-founded Media Incorporated, which was sold to IPG in 1996. Michael then went on to co-found Evaliant Media Resources, a Web-based advertising tracking firm, which was sold to CMR in 2002.

A member of several corporate boards of directors, Michael is also Vice Chair of the Columbia Journalism School Alumni Board. Michael has a BS from Cornell, an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Masters in Journalism from Columbia. His articles have been published in the New York Observer and The New Yorker.

 

Allen Steven Kay is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer/Director of Strategic Planning Korey Kay & Partners Advertising .

Allen was first hired by McCann Erickson in New York as an Art Director/Writer/Producer. At age 21 he won his first two Clio awards. From there, he went on to become one of the most honored Creative Directors in advertising, winning 18 more Clios, 14 Andys, 5 Gold, 4 Silver Medals, and 2 Lions dʼOr at the Cannes Film Festival and six ''Fortune'' magazine “Best Read Advertising” of the year awards.

During his eleven years at Needham Worldwide, he rose to Senior Vice President, Creative Director and a member of their New York board. Allen is known for conceiving the Clio Hall of Fame Xerox "Monks" commercial, which was chosen as one of the best 25 commercials of the 20th century, and consistently voted one of the top 10 all-time Super Bowl spots. Allen's credits also include: being chosen by ''Advertising Age'' magazine as one of 11 people who influenced High tech/hi-tech marketing most in the 20th century.

On February 1, 1982 Allen left his position at Needham to form Korey Kay & Partners the first "agency for entrepreneurs". The agency's m.o. is "outsmart not outspend" and is known for putting companies on the map. Virgin Atlantic Airways, Comedy Central, Wynn Las Vegas, The MTA “Going your way” and global Counter-terrorism/anti-terrorism campaign, “If you see something,say something.”, Honda “The car that sells itself” and Celebrity Cruises “Exceeding Expectations.”

Allen is active in industry associations. Heʼs a charter member of the Value of Advertising Committee of the AAAA (American Association of Advertising Agencies) and was Chairman of their Creative Committee. He is former Chair of the AAAA New York Board of Governors. Allen also is a board member emeritus of the AAAA. Active in community service, Allen served for ten years on the steering committee for ABNY (Association for a Better New York). He is a board member of the Ad Council Advertising Council and serves on their campaigns review committee. Allen is a founding member of Colin Powellʼs Americaʼs Promise Alliance for Youth and served on their Advisory Board as well as the Advisory Board of Teachers Count foundation and Pencil, an organization that works to improve the Cityʼs public schools. Currently involved in Communities in School.

 

Moochie, an English Boxhead Golden Retriever, is Barry' s constant companion and closet advisor. At the age of 4 months, Moochie began his formal education at the International Canine Center for Clandestine Operations. The ICCCO is sanctioned and funded as a joint effort of the Massad, CIA, Homeland Security, M15 and NCIS in the UK,

After one year, Moochie completed his training and received his Security Level 5 Certification. His international accreditations includes terrorist and "Black Op's" interdictions, counter espionage infiltration and weapons/ lethal force combat control. Moochie proudly served our country until his duty assignment successfully terminated in June, 2009. after having completed tours in the Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe.

Upon his retirement, Moochie took up his first love, acting....and is now spending his days auditioning for TV commercials everywhere. His role model and mentor is the sausage craving manic canine in the Pupperoni ads, and hopes to one day to be nominated for a "Best Thumbless Actor in a four legged role". In fact, if he did have thumbs...he'd be typing his own profile right now.....on a Commodore computer.

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