Digital Cinema Implementation Partners (DCIP) is a joint venture owned equally by exhibition industry leaders AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings, Inc. and Regal Entertainment Group. Formed over 10 years ago to facilitate the upgrade from 35mm to digital projection technology, DCIP has overseen the conversion of more than 18,000 screens across the United States, Canada and Latin America, and we continue to provide management services and facilitate information flow for our deployment footprint.
As part of this monumental transition, we developed extensive expertise in managing vast amounts of information throughout the digital network, which lead to the creation of our Cinergy software solutions. Cinergy is scalable centralized enterprise software developed to help exhibitors and distributors better monitor and manage cinema execution, presentation and quality assurance, utilizing information that was not centrally available prior to the industry’s conversion.
We are a team of innovators who seek to revolutionize the cinema experience for movie-goers across the globe.
Rich has been with DCIP since inception and was instrumental in the company's formation and launch, which included the creation and implementation of its business plan and day-to-day operations. His career spans over 23 years in the theatrical exhibition industry, with an extensive background in Theatre Operations, Corporate Finance, Strategic Development, Business Planning and Systems Development. Prior posts include VP of Strategic Development, VP of Operations, Senior Director of Operations and Managing Director at Loews Cineplex Entertainment.
Mike has been with DCIP since 2007 and has been Executive Vice President since October 2010. Prior to joining DCIP, Mike spent seven years as an attorney with Loews Cineplex Entertainment and was their General Counsel for the last three of those years. Prior to that, Mike was a corporate associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in New York. Mike has extensive experience in the exhibition industry and in general corporate, strategic and financing transactions.
Mark has been with DCIP since 2010. Before joining DCIP, Mark served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Haights Cross Communications. Prior to that role Mark served at Haights Cross Communications as Vice President, Finance and Accounting and Chief Accounting Officer from December 1999 to December 2007. From June 1996 to December 1999, Mark served as Chief Accounting Officer of Oakstone Publishing. Prior to joining Oakstone Publishing, Mark was a senior manager at Hardman Guess Frost and Cummings, a public accounting firm. He has been a C.P.A. since 1989 and holds a B.B.A. from the University of Montevallo.
Tracy has been with DCIP since inception and has over 15 years of technical and program management experience. She has extensive knowledge in logistics, implementation and installation projects on a massive scale. She has implemented substantial networks for telecommunication companies as well as a nationwide digital content network for NCM. At NCM, Tracy administered the program for implementing a multifaceted national digital advertising network, the world's largest proprietary system of digital and satellite technology of its kind. Tracy has successfully completed complex, high profile projects, effectively managing diverse teams throughout her career.
Tom has been with DCIP since inception and has an extensive background in Network Management and Design, Technology Research, Software Development, and Information Technology Support Management. Prior to joining DCIP, Tom was one of the principal architects at National CineMedia ("NCM") in the development of the world's largest digital cinema advertising solution. Tom has worked extensively with NATO, Digital Cinema Initiatives, Intersociety Digital Cinema Forum and within SMPTE supporting the digital cinema transition. Tom holds a Bachelors of Science Information Technology and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.