Buzztime’s Board of Directors
Jeff Berg is Chairman and interim CEO of NTN Buzztime, Inc. Berg became Chairman in late 2008 and assumed the interim CEO role in June 2012.
Additionally, Mr. Berg is Chairman and chief pilot of Surfline Inc, the world’s largest digital media property in the surf and marine space. In 1999, he co-founded Swell, a direct marketer of surf apparel and accessories, which was sold to Billabong in 2009 and is the cornerstone of their e-commerce efforts. Berg assumed a leadership role on the Board and as an owner in late 2006 and reconfigured the Board and team.
Between 1995 and 2000, Mr. Berg was Chairman of AccentHealth, a network that provided segmented, patient education-oriented TV programming to over 10,000 medical waiting rooms. Berg was the head cheerleader and financier during a period when the company grew from less than 100 locations to over 10,000. The company was one of the early success stories in the out-of-home media business and has been through several successful transactions. Mr. Berg has over 20 years’ experience as a professional investor, having founded Matador Capital Management in 1993, and before that working for 9 years at Raymond James Financial as an institutional securities analyst.
From 2000 to 2006, Berg was on the Board of Surfrider Foundation and has experimented with solar systems and windmills since the early ‘90s.
He pilots an Aero Commander throughout the Caribbean, Central America and Baja in support of Surfline’s research & development and quality control programs.
Mary Beth Lewis was appointed a Director in February, 2009. She most recently held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Fresh Produce Sportswear, Inc., a women’s apparel company, from 2007 to 2009. During 2006 and 2007 she was an accounting instructor in the Colorado State University College of Business. From 2001 to 2005 Ms. Lewis was employed by Noodles and Company, a restaurant chain, where she held, among other positions, the role of Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, she was the Chief Financial Officer of Wild Oats Markets, Inc, a national grocery store chain. Ms. Lewis currently serves on the Board of Directors for eBags, Inc., an online retailer of bags and accessories, where she also serves as the Audit Committee Chair. Ms. Lewis holds two undergraduate degrees from West Virginia University: a BA in Psychology and a BS in Speech Pathology and Audiology. Ms. Lewis also holds an M.B.A. in Accounting and Finance from the University of Pittsburgh
Terry Bateman was appointed as Director of the Board in November, 2008. Mr. Bateman served as CEO of NTN Buzztime, Inc. from February 1, 2009 to March 2010. Since May 2010, Mr. Bateman has been serving as the Chairman of PEP Direct and Brickmill Marketing Services, whose parent company, Quadriga Art, recently merged with Direct Mail Holdings to form QDMH, a direct marketing Company, and for which, Mr. Bateman currently serves as its President. He was also the CEO of Dick Clark Productions from June 2007 to February 2008. In 2006 he served as Chief Marketing Officer of the Washington Redskins. From 1998 to 2006, Mr. Bateman served as President and CEO of Barton Cotton. He was President of Snyder Communications’ Marketing Services Division between 1994 and 1997. Mr. Bateman was Executive Vice President, Vice President and Director of Whittle Communications between 1981 and 1994, having begun his career in marketing with The Gillette Company between 1979 and 1981. Mr. Bateman holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Tennessee. His board memberships have included Dick Clark Productions, Johnny Rockets and Red Zebra Broadcasting.
Steve Mitgang was appointed a director of the board in August 2010. He also serves on the board of MapMyFitness, Inc., an online business featuring fitness-oriented social networks and training applications. Mr. Mitgang is currently serving as chief executive officer of SmartDrive Systems, a company that provides driving intelligence solutions that improve safety, reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency. From 2007 to 2009 Mr. Mitgang was the president and CEO of Veoh Networks, an Internet Television company. Prior to his tenure at Veoh Networks, Mr. Mitgang worked at Yahoo! from 2003 to 2007. Mr. Mitgang joined Yahoo! after its acquisition of Overture Services, where he was the head of the Performance Marketing group. From 2001 to 2003 Mr. Mitgang was president and CEO of Keylime Software, a web analytics company that was acquired by Overture Services during Mr. Mitgang’s leadership. Mr. Mitgang holds a degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.
Paul Yanover was appointed a director of the board in July 2012. He currently leads Lookout Interactive Media, a consulting practice focused on strategy, product development, marketing and monetization for digital media, technology and entertainment companies. Prior to Lookout Interactive Media, Mr. Yanover served as executive vice president and managing director of Disney Online, where he oversaw all Disney-branded strategic, creative, technical, and marketing initiatives on the Internet and mobile web, including Disney.com, Disney on line’s suite of premium products including online worlds Club Penguin, Pixie Hollow and Toontown, and a network of family-targeted sites. Earlier he was senior vice president in charge of Disney’s Parks and Resorts Online, and was founding executive of the Buena Vista Game Entertainment Studio. He was also co-founder and CEO of Ceiva Logic, a consumer electronics company featuring the world’s first Internet-connected digital picture frame and digital picture-sharing network. Mr. Yanover holds a double honors Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and economics from the University of Western Ontario, and a Master of Computer Science from the University of Southern California.