Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer, David Hoodis leads all growth and development strategies at Mood Media that help businesses elevate their in-store Customer Experiences while also driving top and bottom-line success for Mood around the globe.
Each day David brings with him three decades of retail leadership experience in predictive analytics and business strategy, consumer marketing, product development, technology, e-commerce and operations across a plethora of business categories. David has spent his entire career at the intersection of Retail and Customer Experience, and he’s developed a wealth of relationships across the retail space.
Prior to joining Mood, David was President of Retail at IRI, a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights. From 2012 to 2015, he served as Vice President of Software Strategy and Innovation at NCR while also founding and serving as Chief Executive Officer of Snackbox LLC, a dynamic food service offering for high-traffic shopping environments in smaller spaces. From 2009 to 2012, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Modell’s Sporting Goods, and from 2001 to 2009 he held various positions at Wal-Mart, most recently as Vice President of Innovation and Operations.
David holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Houston and a B.A. in Government & Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.
As President, Ken Eissing leads the growth and development of Mood Media’s sight, sound, scent, social and systems solutions across a variety of media, marketing and technology platforms around the globe. A business strategist with a focus on revenue growth and acquisition opportunities, Ken has a proven track record of success in a variety of industry-leading businesses across the Media, Financial Services and Telecom industries.
Prior to joining Mood, Ken held a division President level role for a portfolio of six credit and financial services related businesses as the Senior Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Services for NCO Group, a $1.4 Billion+ BPO business. Before this position, he served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Transworld Systems, Inc., North America’s leading small business focused receivables management business that serves over 50,000 business and healthcare clients. Ken began his career at AT&T and held a variety of marketing, sales, and operational leadership roles with escalating responsibility during his 12 year tenure culminating with a General Manager role leading a 2,800 person nationwide sales organization.
Ken holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a B.S. in Finance & Economics from the State University of New York at Albany, and he has completed executive education programs at Thunderbird, the University of Southern California and the Center for Creative Leadership. He is an active member of the Austin chapter of Young Presidents Organization (YPO – Austin) and is an alumnus of AT&T’s exclusive Executive Development Program.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
As Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Stephen Duggan leads Mood Media’s global finance teams and executes financial strategies to enhance Mood’s revenue growth and increase operational efficiencies.
Stephen joined Mood in 2018 and brought with him a long history of shaping both public and private-equity sponsored media businesses. Prior to Mood, he spent six years at media giant Viacom as the Worldwide General Manager of Global Business Service. While there, he rolled out enterprise systems and best practices for the company globally, including building and transitioning the business into a collection of shared services, sites and processes across multiple offices. His efforts reshaped the business in several ways, creating organizational synergies, orchestrating cross-functional effectiveness and driving heightened financial performance that significantly strengthened Viacom’s operations.
Stephen is a CPA and began his career at Arthur Andersen. He later served as Chief Operating & Financial Officer of the Publishing Group of America, CEO of Alpha Media Group, and President & CEO of Athlon Sports Communications before joining Viacom in 2012. Stephen graduated magna cum laude with a B.S in Accounting & Computer Information Systems from Murray State University.
Michael F. Zendan II
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer
As Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer for Mood Media Corporation, Mike Zendan is responsible for Mood’s legal, licensing and human resources functions across the enterprise and serves as Mood’s corporate secretary.
Mike is a seasoned executive who has contributed significantly to three successful business transformations over his 20 year in house legal and business career. His skills were instrumental in helping steer Horizon Lines, a publicly listed shipping line, through troubled waters. Mike was part of a small and committed team responsible for a series of out of court, financial restructurings that spanned over 12 months, addressing debt obligations in excess of $700 million, and leading to the successful merger and sale of the company.
During his decade as the General Counsel at Muzak LLC, Mike spearheaded strategic change including the transformation of a two person-licensing department focused solely on reporting and compliance into a department of six specialists focused on aggressive content acquisition, cost efficiencies, and relationship development. Managing a P&L that equaled $18.9 million, Mike showed his combined legal and business acumen in many ways at Muzak, restructuring and re-licensing a residential, audio offering powered by Muzak and learning the nuanced-art of franchisee relations as he teamed with an internal franchise department to drive national sales, solve disputes, support franchisee initiatives, and enforce franchisor standards.
At Coltec, Mike was part of a team that helped successfully position Coltec as a desirable, strategic acquisition that was eventually purchased by Goodrich, Inc. As part of “Coltec 2000,” a company-wide initiative that attempted to drive growth via strategic additions and bolt-on acquisitions, Mike was principally responsible for structuring, negotiating, and closing two high profile acquisitions involving an aerospace company in the U.S. and an industrial group in France for a combined investment of $70 million.
Executive Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Development
As Executive Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Development, Randal Rudinski leads Mood activities focused on the investment community and supports all corporate development initiatives.
Randal is a finance professional with nearly 25 years of experience in the finance and Wall Street analyst sectors focused on media and telecommunications. Prior to joining Mood Media in September 2012, Mr. Rudniski founded RJR Communications Insights Inc. where he conducted proprietary research on the economic drivers that impact the Canadian broadcast and telecom sectors for a broad range of clients. Before founding RJR Communications Insights, he served as Director of Equity Research for Media and Telecommunications at Credit Suisse Securities Canada for more than ten years. In this role, he analyzed the effects of competition, regulation, consolidation and other industry trends on the financial and operational performance of global media and telecommunications companies. Before joining Credit Suisse Securities Canada, Mr. Rudniski was a member of the media, cable and telecommunications analyst team at Scotia Capital Markets. Mr. Rudniski is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and received a Bachelor of Commerce, Finance Orientation degree from McMaster University.