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  • Thomas F. (“Tom”) Lesinski is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National CineMedia, Inc. (NCMI). He also serves on the board of NCMI. as a Director.

    A highly accomplished executive with a career bridging the entertainment, digital media, sales, marketing and advertising industries, Lesinski was appointed to the role of CEO in 2019 after serving as both an Independent Director (2014) and Chairman of the Board (2018) of NCMI Since, 2015, he had also served as CEO of Sonar Entertainment, a leading TV production company, after serving as a Sonar Board Director since 2013.

    His extensive 25-year Hollywood career also includes prior leadership roles as CEO of Sonar Entertainment, a leading TV production company, after serving as a Sonar Board Director since 2013. His extensive 25-year Hollywood career also includes prior leadership roles as CEO and founder of Energi Entertainment, President of Digital Content & Distribution with Legendary Entertainment, President of Paramount Pictures Digital Entertainment and President of Worldwide Home Entertainment for Paramount, and both Executive Vice President and General Manager of Home Entertainment and Executive Vice President, Worldwide Marketing & Development at Warner Bros. He began his career in advertising, working at industry leaders BBDO, Foote, Cone & Belding, and Clairol Inc.

    He holds bachelor’s degree in Journalism and master’s degree in Advertising from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

  • Scott Felenstein is President, Sales, Marketing & Partnerships with National CineMedia (NCM), LLC and National CineMedia, Inc., based in the company’s New York office.

     

    He joined NCM in 2017 in the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer from Discovery Communications, Inc. where he spent 17 years rising through the ranks in various management positions. Felenstein most recently served as executive vice president, national advertising sales, overseeing advertising sales for the company’s portfolio of networks across all platforms, along with managing relationships with top agencies and clients across the marketplace. He was previously senior vice president, advertising sales for Discovery Channel, Science Channel, American Heroes Channel and Velocity. Felenstein joined Discovery in 2000 as an account executive for Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Discovery Health, and the company’s emerging networks. He was promoted to vice president in 2001 and then to senior vice president in 2005. Before joining Discovery, Scott held several positions in digital ad sales at Excite@Home and worked as an Account Executive at CBS Sports. His career in advertising began on the agency side as an Assistant Network Buyer at Ogilvy and Mather and later as a Network Buyer at Bozell, Kenyon, Jacobs & Eckhardt.

     

    Felenstein was named as one of Broadcasting & Cable’s Next Wave of Leaders in 2013, and currently serves as President & Chairman of the Cinema Advertising Council (CAC). He holds a B.A. in Communication from the State University of New York Albany.
     

  • Ronnie Ng is Chief Financial Officer of National CineMedia Inc.
     
    He joined NCM in September 2021.  With 20 years of finance, investment banking, accounting and managerial experience, Ng joins NCM from Allen Media Group, LLC (AMG), a diversified media and entertainment company, where he was CFO and head of corporate development. At AMG, he led the company’s finance organization and oversaw multiple large-scale acquisitions and the refinancing of its capital structure.
     
    Prior to AMG, Ng served as vice president in the fixed income group for TCW Group, Inc. (TCW) where he evaluated investments in the media and technology industry, including investment grade corporate bonds, high-yield bonds and leveraged loans. Before joining TCW, he was an investment banker for approximately 10 years. He served as executive director of UBS Investment Bank’s Global Media Group where he managed, advised and structured various financings and merger and acquisition transactions. Ng’s other previous experience includes working at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Houlihan Lokey, Inc. and Arthur Andersen LLP.

     

    Ng holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Maria Woods has rejoined the company as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Woods previously served in several key leadership roles on NCM’s legal team from 2010 through 2015, rising to the role of National CineMedia, LLC’s EVP and General Counsel. She reports to NCM CEO Tom Lesinski and will be based in Denver.

     

    An attorney with more than 25 years of experience covering a wide range of business and legal matters, Woods returns to NCM from JumpCloud, Inc. where she was General Counsel and Secretary providing strategic legal counsel for all legal aspects of the company’s SaaS identity management business, including, corporate governance, merger and acquisition activity, financing and stock repurchases and commercial contracting.

     

    Prior to JumpCloud Inc., Woods was Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at ONE Group Hospitality, Inc., where she was a member of the company’s executive leadership team and legal counsel for ONE restaurant brands, STK Steakhouse and Kona Grill. Woods managed SEC public company compliance and governance, development agreements, restaurant licensing, compliance and real estate activities.

     

    Woods also previously served as General Counsel for Lucky’s Market, where she managed a team responsible for all legal corporate enterprise matters, including completing $75 million in private placement financing and debt financing and also supporting real estate development, commercial contracting and technology transactions.

     

    Earlier in her career, she was Associate General Counsel at Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. and Assistant General Counsel at Sun Microsystems, Inc. She began her career at Holme Roberts & Owen (now Bryan Cave) in Denver as an associate working on public and private equity offerings, among other financial transactions. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies from the University of Iowa and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

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