Who We Are
The Board of Directors of Remark Holdings (the "Company") sets high standards for the Company's employees, officers and directors. Implicit in this philosophy is the importance of sound corporate governance. It is the duty of the Board of Directors to serve as a prudent fiduciary for shareholders and to oversee the management of the Company's business. To fulfill its responsibilities and to discharge its duty, the Board of Directors follows the procedures and standards that are set forth in these guidelines. These guidelines are subject to modification from time to time as the Board of Directors deems appropriate in the best interests of the Company or as required by applicable laws and regulations.
Corporate Governance Documents
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Kai-Shing Tao has served in a directorship capacity for Remark Media since the Company's public listing in 2007. After being elected Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer in October 2012, he assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer in December 2012. Additionally, Mr. Tao is Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Pacific Star Capital Management, L.P., a private investment group. Prior to founding Pacific Star Capital Management, L.P., Mr. Tao was a Partner at FALA Capital Group, a single family investment office. Mr. Tao serves on the Board of Directors of Paradise Entertainment Limited (HK:1180) as Head of the Audit Committee and on the Board of Directors of Genesis Today, a leading health and wellness company. He earned his undergraduate degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Board of Directors
Chairman & CEO
Kai-Shing Tao has served in a directorship capacity for Remark Holdings, Inc. since the Company’s public listing in 2007. After being elected Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer in October 2012, he assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer in December 2012.
Additionally, Mr. Tao is Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Pacific Star Capital Management, L.P., a private investment group. Prior to founding Pacific Star Capital Management, L.P., Mr. Tao was a Partner at FALA Capital Group, a single family investment office.
Mr. Tao serves on the Board of Directors of Paradise Entertainment Limited (HK:1180) as Head of the Audit Committee and on the Board of Directors of Genesis Today, a leading health and wellness company. He earned his undergraduate degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Theodore P. Botts
Theodore P. Botts has been a member of Remark Holdings, Inc.’s Board of Directors since 2007. He is President of Kensington Gate Capital, LLC, a private, corporate finance advisory firm.
Mr. Botts previously was on the Board of Directors of INTAC International and served as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Prior to 2000, Mr. Botts served in executive capacities at UBS Group and Goldman Sachs.
Additionally, Mr. Botts is a member of the Board of Trustees and Head of Development for REACH Prep, a non-profit organization that has been serving the educational needs of underprivileged children in Fairfield and Westchester counties since 2003.
Mr. Botts graduated with honors from Williams College and received an MBA from the New York University Graduate School of Business Administration.
Dr. Elizabeth Xu
Dr. Elizabeth Xu is an international transformational technology leader and senior business executive with more than 20 years of experience that includes digital transformation through the application of artificial intelligence, Internet-of-Things and other enterprise technology to multiple businesses. She was a Stanford University lecturer for several years, and she currently serves as an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Advisor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and sits on the advisory board of Women in Technology International.
From 2018 to 2019, Dr. Xu served as the Group CTO at Thailand-based Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group), one of the world's largest conglomerates, where she drove the company's technology strategy and advancement, and oversaw workforce re-training for more than 200 of the company's subsidiaries in various industries. During that time period, she also served as CEO of the CP Group subsidiaries in Thailand and the United States that conducted CP Group's research and development.
From 2014 to 2017, Dr. Xu held several leadership roles, including serving as CTO, with BMC Software, Inc. (BMC), a global leader in information technology service management. At BMC, she was responsible for the company's Central Technology Organization and Digital Service Management BU Engineering Organization.
Before joining BMC, Dr. Xu held senior management positions at several other organizations, including Group Vice President of product engineering at LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. (formerly known as Acxiom Corporation), Global Senior Vice President of product development at Deem (formerly known as Rearden Commerce) and Global Senior Vice President of product development at Vitria Technology. She started her management career at IBM in 1996, where she developed the IBM Content Management Suite and DB2.
Dr. Xu earned a B.S. degree and an M.S. degree from Peking University, as well as an M.S. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Nevada, Reno. She has also completed advanced executive-education programs at Stanford Business School and management training from Harvard Business School.
Daniel Stein has been a member of Remark Holdings, Inc.'s Board of Directors since 2017. Mr. Stein has worked in digital, direct, and healthcare marketing for more than 16 years. He currently serves as Senior Vice President, Analytics Services & Product Strategy at Crossix Solutions, Inc., a consumer-centric healthcare analytics company providing data analytics solutions for business and marketing optimization. At Crossix Solutions, Mr. Stein is responsible for driving innovation across the product suite, including digital and TV-based solutions. Previously, Mr. Stein spent eight years at Digitas and Digitas Health, where he led the Strategy and Analysis group in New York. While with Digitas Health, he built a team focused on leveraging analytics to help pharma and health-focused clients optimize their marketing plans and partnerships. Prior to Digitas and Digitas Health, Mr. Stein worked at Scholastic, where he developed interactive and direct marketing plans to support teachers and parents, and he gained additional healthcare experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he designed and built comprehensive health & welfare systems for large companies.
Mr. Stein graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Economics.
Brett Ratner has been a member of Remark Holdings, Inc.'s Board of Directors since 2017. Mr. Ratner is one of Hollywood's most successful filmmakers. His films have grossed more than $2 billion at the global box office. He has served as an executive producer on films such as the Golden Globe and Oscar winning The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, he served as executive producer and director of the Golden Globe-nominated FOX series Prison Break, and he served as executive producer of the television series Rush Hour, based on his hit films. Mr. Ratner, along with his business partner James Packer, formed RatPac Entertainment, a film finance and media company, in 2013. Since inception, RatPac Entertainment has co-financed 63 theatrically-released motion pictures exceeding $11.6 billion in worldwide box office receipts.
In 2017, he received a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.