Project Management and Key Contributors
The Company has an active Board of Managers and an experienced contributing team that designed and entitled the technology and studio production campus. The following had key roles and many will continue to assist in their respective capacities once financing has been established and construction and later operations commences:
Joseph G. DiLorenzo
Joe DiLorenzo spent 29 years in the sports and entertainment industry prior to joining Plymouth Rock Studios in September 2007. In 2002, Joe and former Massachusetts State Treasurer Joe Malone co-founded the M/D Group, a firm that specializes in corporate strategy and business development initiatives. Prior to that, he worked for more than eighteen years with the Boston Celtics, primarily as Chief Financial Officer or Senior Vice President of Administration, including roles that helped take the Boston Celtics public on the New York Stock Exchange, as well as the acquisition of Fox station Channel 25 and radio station WEEI, respectively, in Boston while in those capacities. He is a minority owner of the Maine Red Claws, the National Basketball Association’s minor league affiliate of the Boston Celtics and Charlotte Bobcats.
He has held leadership roles with the Boston Garden/Boston Bruins organization for 11 years and after leaving the Celtics, he was Vice President of Strategic Alliances and later Chief Financial Officer of a leading provider of an enterprise infrastructure software and solutions company, specializing in products designed and engineered to meet the unique requirements of the higher education marketplace.
Mr. DiLorenzo graduated from Bentley University with a degree in Accounting and has been a Director or Officer of the Executive Board of the Bentley University Alumni Association since 1992, also having served on many committees and was two-term past-President of the association and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Bentley Executives Club.
Mr. DiLorenzo has many volunteer roles including Past Chairman of the Board of the Financial Executives International (FEI), an international organization of senior financial executives with more than 15,000 active members from 8,000 companies in North America. He has participated on many committees for FEI including his role as Chairman of the Diversity Taskforce and is current Vice Chair of the Hall of Fame Committee. He is a past member of the Board of the Financial Executives Research Foundation, FEI Canada and Past-President of the FEI Boston Chapter. He was past-President of the Treasurer's Club of Boston; a two-term past-President and current board member of Community Work Services; a former corporator and current member of the Board of Visitors of New England Baptist Hospital; a member of the Board of Advisors and Nominating Committee of the Greater Boston Chapter of the Salvation Army; former trustee and member of the Development Committee and the Audit Committee for Franciscan Hospital for Children in Boston and a member of the Board of Visitors of Thayer Academy. He also serves as a member of Board of The Massachusetts Chamber of Business & Industry. He was an overseer and member of the Audit Committee of Beth Israel - Deaconess Medical Center in Boston for many years; past treasurer of the Boston Celtics Charitable Foundation, Inc.; past Boston Chapter Vice-Chairman of the Newcomen Society of the United States and past Vice President of the Downtown North Association. He has been the recipient of a number of awards for his volunteer service. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacqueline G. Mullen
Jacqueline Mullen joined Plymouth Rock Studios in 2009 and oversees finance after spending the last 10 years working in senior financial management positions within the construction and real estate development industries. As the Corporate Controller/Risk Manager for a $500M heavy highway union contractor/real estate developer, Jacqueline was responsible for all financial and administrative functions. This included but was not limited to all finance and accounting, human resources, employee benefits, insurance and bonding. In this role, she ensured accurate job cost reporting by implementing and maintaining tight system controls. She also has experience in a subcontractor non-union environment and residential development.
Prior to entering the construction industry Jacqueline began her career spending 6 years at Reebok International working initially as a junior analyst supporting Distribution and Logistics. Assuming more and more responsibility during her tenure, she ultimately became a Senior Financial Analyst supporting Global Supply Chain Management, Production, and Research Design and Development creating and managing a total annual budget of $55 million with headcounts in excess of 500 employees. Jacqueline is a graduate of Boston College with a B.A. in Management and is currently pursuing her graduate degree. email@example.com
Earl Lestz – President, ESL Consulting
Earl Lestz provided invaluable insight as it related to design, functionality and operations for Plymouth Rock Studios. He honed his ideas for a perfect, state-of-the-art studio when he served as President of Paramount Pictures Studio Group from 1985-2005. Under his leadership, the Hollywood-based 63 acre Paramount lot had undergone major renovations and new development, including over 500,000 square feet of new facilities on the Paramount lot, updated 10 sound stages to attract television productions, such as Entertainment Tonight and Dr. Phil, and expanded the post editing capacity of Paramount five-fold during his tenure. He was responsible for transforming Paramount’s studio operations and facilities from a $15 million per year loss leader into a $50 million per year profit center. He was also instrumental in developing the first child-care center at a motion picture studio.
Mr. Lestz is Chairman Emeritus, Hollywood Entertainment Museum, former Chairman of the Hollywood Walk of Fame Committee, serves on the Executive Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, on the Board of Directors of the Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital and is the former Chairman of Goodwill Industries of Southern California. He was also responsible for the creation of a highly successful program at Paramount, which encouraged employees to mentor children at local area schools. In 2005, Lestz retired from Paramount to start his own firm ESL Consulting, where he finds himself working on major projects in Hollywood and around the country.
Rae Ann Del Pozzo
Rae Ann Del Pozzo is CEO of an entertainment consulting firm and has over 30 years of experience with Paramount Pictures and held the position of Senior Vice President, Studio Operations. Ms. Del Pozzo possesses an extensive and diverse background in the entertainment industry. Throughout her tenure, she focused her organizational and internal control expertise on studio administration and operations.
Ms. Del Pozzo was responsible for the operation, maintenance, and administration of the physical studio, including new construction and renovation, highest and best use of office and support space and a system to track telecommunications, related systems development and implementation, and numerous other studio functions and services. Most noteworthy accomplishments included the creation of the guest relations and tour operations; establishment of the full-service graphics department; development and implementation of a corporate travel and entertainment policy; coordination and enhancement of the regulatory/environmental operations function; development of a work authorization and job cost tracking and control system; institution of building, grounds and infrastructure upgrades to the studio plant; and creation and implementation of an employee, vendor, and guest identification program.
Ms. Del Pozzo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and has attained FMA and Master Facility Executive certifications from BOMI (Building Owners and Managers Institute) and a CFM certification from IFMA (International Facilities Management Association). She also has served on the Boards of the International Society of Facilities Executives, L.A. Shares, and First Entertainment Credit Union. In 1995, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored her as a Woman of Distinction.
Timothy Hadley joined Plymouth Rock Studios from the Boston law firm of Hadley & Holmquest, PC, where he focused on commercial and residential real estate transactions, corporate and finance and intellectual property law. Mr. Hadley has over 15 years of experience in intellectual property law working in numerous industries including biotech and high tech. Mr. Hadley has worked as a licensing specialist for Abbott Laboratories, a worldwide leader in medical diagnostics and pharmaceuticals and as general counsel for Full Armor Corporation, a Boston based software firm.
Mr. Hadley has negotiated licensing and research deals with large universities, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, University of Massachusetts, Oxford University, University of Leeds, and the University of Limerick. Mr. Hadley graduated cum laude from Suffolk University Law School receiving a distinction in intellectual property law. During law school, Mr. Hadley was a member of the Suffolk University Law Review and is the author of many articles addressing various intellectual property topics. firstname.lastname@example.org
Brought on to help with the quickly changing innovations in technology and sustainability. As Vice President of Studio Systems for seven of his twelve years at Paramount Pictures, Alex Puatu created and managed teams in the execution of technology solutions and built infrastructure that allowed the company to fulfill its mission. He was responsible for the design and development of systems dealing with visitor control access, enterprise management and work order tracking, approval and billing. He created an in-house technology department for the studio that provided network connectivity, equipment rental and technology services to production companies. He also oversaw the development and operation of a fiber optic network that enabled production content to be transferred both internally and externally allowing production company management and studio executives to review material.
Prior to working at Paramount Pictures, Mr. Puatu led technology teams in consulting and publishing. At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he directed the systems engineering effort for a large Department of Defense satellite communication project. He also managed Research and Development teams at NASA JPL in developing proof of concept prototypes. Mr. Puatu holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and English from UCLA.
Skanska is one of the world’s largest project development and construction companies, developing offices, homes and infrastructure projects, such as schools and roads in selected home markets in Europe, the United States and Latin America. They create sustainable solutions and aim to be a leader in quality, green construction, work safety and business ethics. Skanska had 2010 worldwide revenue of $17.8 billion of which $5 billion was generated in the United States. It also employs 52,000 people worldwide and 7,400 in the US.
Skanska USA, its largest market, consists of four business units which specializes in building construction; civil infrastructure; public-private partnerships; and develops commercial development projects in select U.S. markets. www.usa.skanska.com
Gensler and Associates
Gensler and Associates is a leading worldwide architecture and design firm with offices in over 28 cities across the globe. Gensler has vast experience in studio designs and builds, including restoration projects and new builds at Warner Brothers, Sony Entertainment, DreamWorks Animation, Paramount Pictures, and LucasFilms. Gensler and Associates is currently serving as the Master Architect on the largest design and construction project in America, the 20-million square foot MGM complex in Las Vegas, including hotels. Gensler and Associates is a multiple winner of the prestigious Business Week Design Award and British Council for Office Awards, which recognize innovative design solutions driven by strategic business purposes. They were named “Most Admired Firm” by their peers in Contract magazine, and the American Institute of Architects named them “Firm of the Year,” the highest award to a collaborative practice. The award recognized Gensler as a “model of a 21st century design firm.”
Gensler describes themselves as a leader in sustainable design strategies that create healthier environments, preserve natural resources, and deliver greater asset value to their clients. Their achievements have been recognized by the inaugural Leadership Award of the U.S. Green Building Council and the European Building Exchange Sustainable Regeneration Award. They have more than 2,000 employees worldwide and more than 2,000 clients, covering 13 practice areas. www.gensler.com
As CEO of Creative Strategies and Communications, Inc., Kevin O’Reilly specialized in meeting the needs of corporate and political clients including project management, government relations, crisis communications, strategic political planning, permitting and local approval, public opinion survey research, public strategies implementation, grass roots community organizing, media and corporate communications, special event coordination and fundraising, and direct marketing, market research and advertising. The Studio relied heavily on him to provide strategic insight on many issues as it relates to preserving the Plymouth area. Mr. O’Reilly specializes in communications and public affairs.
Mr. O’Reilly has over 20 years of senior public and corporate experience, including serving as Chief of Staff to State Senate President Therese Murray (D-Plymouth), during her tenure as Chair of the Committee on Ways and Means. He has also served as Senator Murray’s Campaign Manager since her first election in 1992. His extensive private sector experience includes creating, owning, and operating a successful government and public relations firm. He is an elected Town meeting Representative in Plymouth and currently serves as the Chairman of the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce. KOReilly@CreatStrat.com
Regan Communications Group is the largest privately-held public relations firm in New England and the 9th largest privately-owned public relations firm in the country. Founded in 1984, Regan is a full service public relations firm with offices in Boston, New York, Cape Cod, Providence, Hartford and West Palm Beach. With the addition of Pierce-Cote Advertising of Cape Cod, we offer our clients a full range of public relations, marketing and advertising services. With a skilled and experienced staff with extensive backgrounds in the media, government and business and a client basis that includes numerous high-profile companies and individuals, Regan has the capability to plan and execute the most aggressive and effective public relations campaign. www.regancomm.com
Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young will has served as tax consultants and in an advisory capacity. www.ey.com
Gillis & Angley, LLP
Gillis & Angley practices in the following areas of law: energy, utility, natural resources, corporation, administrative, commercial, admiralty, maritime, real estate and probate law. Gillis & Angley, LLP
Withington and Betters
Bob Betters is a prominent Southeast Massachusetts attorney who focuses on real estate law and especially zoning and title issues, where Plymouth Rock Studios will rely on this expertise. www.withingtonandbetters.com
Coler & Colantonio
Coler & Colantonio is providing the lead engineering components to the studio. It was founded in 1986 and has been instrumental in completing expedited engineering and permitting entitlement for major projects in Southeastern Massachusetts, including more recent success such as, IKEA Stoughton, Bridgewater Place Shopping Center, and Sharon Commons Lifestyle Center. All of these large site development projects involved complex issues such as traffic, environmental sensitivity, state of the art storm water management, water supply challenges, and wastewater treatment in sensitive groundwater protection zones. Even with these challenges, Coler & Colantonio, Inc. was able to work with various state and local jurisdictions to help entitle these projects for development in less than 9 months. www.col-col.com
Vanasse & Associates, Inc.
To take advantage of its area knowledge, Vanasse & Associates was hired to work with Color and Colantonio to supports the traffic initiatives. Vanasse is a New England based Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning and Highway design firm specializing in state and local permitting of private development projects and providing transportation services to cities and towns. Their expertise includes traffic impact analysis, transportation planning, traffic engineering, roadway design, traffic signal design, construction services and expert witness court testimony. www.rdva.com
Epsilon Associates, Inc.
To supplement engineering regulatory compliance, Epsilon Associates was hired. They provide environmental management and permitting services to real estate, energy, industrial and public sector clients. Their reputation for practical strategies, a focused work effort, and successful project outcome has made Epsilon an industry leader, as reflected by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce award for Business Excellence, conveyed to Epsilon in 2002. www.epsilonassociates.com