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 Executive Vice President, Chief Financial & Information Officer, Stephen Duggan leads Mood’s global finance and information teams and executes 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
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.