Kenneth S. Williams
Chairman, President and Co-Founder
Kenneth S. Williams has served as our President and Chairman since our inception. Mr. Williams is a senior media industry executive.
Mr. Williams served in executive positions during 18 years, from 1982 to 2000, with Sony Pictures Entertainment, including as President of Sony’s Digital Studios as Executive Vice President, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and as Treasurer of Columbia Pictures Entertainment. In addition, Mr. Williams was President and Chief Executive Officer of Ascent Media Group, a part of John Malone’s Liberty Media, from 2002 to 2006. At Ascent, he was responsible for the acquisition and operations of Accent Health, the largest Health Education Television Network in the U.S. Previously, Mr. Williams also served as President of Technicolor Digital Cinema.
Mr. Williams serves as the CEO of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts Center, a technology think tank that brings all of the major entertainment studios together.
He is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Mr. Williams received a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.S. in Business Policy from Columbia University.
Lon G. von Hurwitz
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Lon von Hurwitz has served as Chief Executive Officer and a Director since the inception of the Company. World Health Networks is in partnership with major CardioVascular Societies around the World for the development and deployment of non-invasive biometric health testing kiosks for the detection of cardiovascular disease and (pre)diabetes. Mr. von Hurwitz is a senior media executive with particular expertise in public health education.
From 2006 to 2011, he was the President of Lifeclinic International, Inc. the largest operator of Health Stations in the world.
Mr. von Hurwitz also has served as the Senior Vice President for Marketing at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Senior Marketing Consultant at Disney/abc, as Senior Principal for New Ventures of the Eastman Kodak Company, and as Executive Vice President for the Carlson Marketing Group, the largest marketing services company in the world. Previously, Mr. von Hurwitz also served as Vice President of Marketing for ABC Radio Networks.
He is the former National Chairman of the Board of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) where he is credited with modifying that organization into the 18th largest and one of the most effective non-profits in the United States. As Chairman of MADD, he received the Meritorious Non Profit Leadership Award from President Ronald Reagan. Mr. von Hurwitz is a graduate of Temple University.
Daniel J. Ridloff
Chief Operating Officer
Daniel has extensive experience in finance, real estate and operations.
He started his career in Investment Banking, focusing on the commercial real estate market. From 2003 to 2005, he was responsible for the financing capitalization of $100+ million in transactions.
From 2005-2010 he served as Vice President of a New York-based real estate private equity and development company, responsible for the firm’s financing, acquisitions, analysis and day to day management of operations. In this capacity, he oversaw all aspects of projects valued in excess of $2 billion.
In 2010, he worked for The Trump Organization in New York City, where he was responsible for new acquisitions, financing, capital markets and strategic investments on behalf of the firm’s Chairman.
Most recently, Mr. Ridloff has served as President of RPM USA, LLC, the United States affiliate of Swiss RPM, a Switzerland-based private equity firm. His roles and responsibilities in this capacity included new investment origination and deal analysis.
Mr. Ridloff attended Cornell University.
Dr. Alfred A. Bove
Chief Science and Medical Officer
Alfred Bove, M.D., Ph.D. has served as our Chief Science and Medical Officer since April 2011. Dr. Bove is a world recognized cardiologist and scholar. He is an emeritus professor of medicine at Temple University School of Medicine and served as the President of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for 2009-2010. Dr. Bove previously served as an Associate Dean at Temple University Medical School, as chief of cardiology at Temple Hospital, and as a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic. He is a leading researcher and publisher in basic cardiac physiology, coronary disease, exercise physiology, environmental medicine, and computer information systems in medicine. His recent research, has been funded by the National Institute of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and involves management of heart failure hypertension, and cardiovascular risk factors using an Internet communication system for patient to physician communication.
Dr. Bove has published over 250 original research papers on coronary disease, is a member of the IEEE, a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. Dr. Bove served as the Editor in Chief of the American College of Cardiology, educational web site: www.cardiosource.com and is the current editor of the ACC audio Journal ACCEL. He is a retired Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Dr. Bove received his B.S.E.E. from Drexel University and his M.D. and Ph.D. in Physiology and Bioengineering from Temple University Medical School.
Eric Newnham founded Kinetic Media in London, England and grew the business to a $4.4BN, international, diversified out-of-home media planning and buying company. As CEO and Chairman of WPP Kinetic Worldwide, internationalized the business and established Kinetic as the undisputed world leader in the specialized out of home media business. Mr. Newnham sold Kinetic to WPP, the largest marketing and media company in the world. He retired in 2011 from his role at WPP.
In developing Kinetics' business specialties, Mr. Newnham grew Kinetics' offerings to include Target Health which became the largest agency to provide customized solutions in health-related environments for pharmaceutical and healthcare marketers as well as consumer brands with health-related messages. He also pioneered airport advertising, digital outdoor media, experiential marketing, innovative media, mobile marketing, planning & buying, print & production and research intelligence.
He grew Kinetic to a global business, with 39 offices in 37 cities in 21 markets in the UK, continental Europe, Asia and US with over 800 employees.
Mr. Newnham is an investor in HSNI and advises the Company on its international expansion plans and the positioning of its new digital media offerings to advertisers.
Before founding his own firm in 2000, Arnie Herz was a litigator with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, and a partner at Kupfer, Rosen & Herz LLP, a notable Wall Street practice. Today, he is outside General Counsel and business advisor to numerous companies and personal counsel to over sixty individuals.
In addition to his legal practice, Arnie is a professional speaker, coach, and consultant focused on topics related to the attorney-client relationship, negotiation and conflict resolution.
Arnie’s work has been featured in a number of distinguished publications, including the Harvard Negotiation Law Review and the New York Law Journal. His colleagues have given him the highest rating possible—A-V Preeminent—for ten consecutive years in the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell directory.
Arnie is the father of three and a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.A. 1984) and Fordham Law School (J.D. 1991).