Ballantyne Strong Announces the Appointment of Mark Roberson as Chief Financial Officer
Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE American: BTN), a holding company with diverse business activities focused on serving the cinema, retail, financial, advertising and government markets, today announced that Mark Roberson will join the Company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective November 16th.
Mr. Roberson, age 53, has more than 20 years of financial management experience. He brings an extensive background in executive leadership, operations, corporate finance, SEC reporting, treasury, and mergers & acquisitions. Mr. Roberson has served most recently as Chief Operations Officer of Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: BURG), a restaurant operating company, since May 2015, where he was responsible for SEC reporting, accounting, budgeting and operational management of U.S. and international business units. Prior to Chanticleer Holdings Inc., he served as Chief Executive Officer, since February 2010, Acting Chief Executive Officer, from May 2009 to February 2010, and as Chief Financial Officer, since October 2007, of PokerTek, Inc., a gaming technology company then listed on Nasdaq, until the company was sold in October 2014. Mr. Roberson previously held positions of increasing responsibility at Baker & Taylor, Inc., Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc., Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation, Inc., LifeStyle Furnishings International, Ltd., Coopers & Lybrand, LLP and Ernst and Young, LLP. Mr. Roberson received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Southern Methodist University, a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a master’s degree in business administration from Wake Forest University. Mr. Roberson is a Certified Public Accountant. He has served on the Board of Directors of Cynergistek, Inc. (NYSE American: CTEK), a cybersecurity and information management consulting firm, since May 2016, where he chairs the Audit and Compensation Committees. Roberson will succeed Lance Schulz, who resigned effective November 16, 2018, as Chief Financial Officer.
Kyle Cerminara, Chairman and CEO of Ballantyne Strong, Inc. commented, “We are very excited to welcome Mark to the Ballantyne Strong team and look forward to benefiting from his many years of financial and operational leadership experience. We would like to thank Lance Schulz for his service to Ballantyne Strong and we wish him well in his future endeavors.”
About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.ballantynestrong.com)
Ballantyne Strong and its subsidiaries engage in diverse business activities including the design, integration and installation of technology solutions for a broad range of applications; development and delivery of out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications; manufacturing of projection screens; and providing managed services including monitoring of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the cinema, retail, financial, advertising and government markets.
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