Daniel R. Thompson
Chairman of the Board
Daniel Thompson was appointed Chairman/CEO in 2010 and served as CEO until appointing Alex Cunningham as CEO in 2015. Formerly a television and entertainment industry professional with a 30-year career that embraces network and cable advertising sales, programming production and product placement. Mr. Thompson was also the founder of Creative Entertainment Services, which he successfully sold in 2001. Included in this sale was Creative Television Marketing, a producer of short-form advertising concepts, Closed-Captioning Sponsorships, 10-Second Promotional Advertising vehicles, and network Game Show Merchandising. Mr. Thompson also founded Cable Rep USA, a media sales firm specializing in local market cable advertising, which he sold to Cox Cable in 1981. Mr. Thompson attended Wayne State University, Bellevue College and College of Continuing Studies at University Nebraska at Omaha.
Alex H. Cunningham
CEO, President, Director
Alex H. Cunningham's background is "hands on" C level management and business development with a focus on the analysis of companies, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and franchising. He has led senior management in multiple companies and created and implemented growth and efficiency strategies for client companies. He is the founder of FranCnsult, Inc., a firm that represents Franchisors and Franchisees developing, owning and managing franchises and is the Owner & Managing Partner at the consulting firm AH Cunningham & Associates, LLC. Mr. Cunningham founded Profit Management Consulting, Inc. where he managed projects and a staff of 85 as President & CEO for 10 years, guiding and conseling Owners and other CEOs of over 2,000 private or closely held middle-market client companies throughout 24 states. He served as a partner at the mergers and acquisitions firm London Capital Corporation where he managed all phases of the transaction process including market analysis, financial analysis, capitalization structure, business valuations, due diligence, negotiating, and closing transactions. Mr. Cunningham was President & CFO at Vance Communications, Inc., a national communications company with over 300 employees in 15 states serving such companies as IBM, Seimens, Northern Telcom, AT&T, GTE, United Telephone, Ericsson, the U.S. Military, State Colleges, and Universities. Mr. Cunningham earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the Crummer Graduate School of Business Rollins College and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and Finance at the University of Kentucky. Mr. Cunningham is a Former Vice Chairman of the Lexington Home Ownership Commission, Inc., a Former Commissioner of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority, and served on the Board of Directors of The Lexington Forum, Leadership Lexington Alumni, The Lexington Dream Factory, and American Senior Living, Inc.