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Elixir 3D, LLC. is a 3D technology distribution and marketing company.

 

Key Management:

John A Kuri,  Managing Member

Scott P. Jeffreys

 


 


 

The Board of Advisors:

Leonard Chaikind

Willie Davis

Jeffrey Kennedy

Dale Petroskey


 



John A Kuri, Managing Member, Elixir 3D, LLC.

As the founder of Elixir, John has broad career experience in all aspects of entertainment management. He began at Walt Disney Productions where his work encompassed all areas of the company, from theme park operations, management, and design, onto motion picture and television production. As a writer/producer/director of film and television, among his many titles John produced the classic Louis L’Amour western, Conagher, starring Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross, for which the National Cowboy Hall of Fame awarded him their Western Heritage Award. Emmy nominated, he has produced several of his original screenplays. His filmography includes over 30 titles. He is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, a member of the Directors Guild of America, Writers Guild of America, and Art Directors Guild.

As the CEO of Sheffield Entertainment, Inc. John guided the company’s successful bid with the FCC to acquire the broadcast license for KCMY, TV, a full power television broadcaster in the 19th largest TV market in the country, Sacramento.  John developed the station master plan, secured the financing commitment from GE Capital for the build out, and negotiated the affiliate relationship to Telemundo. KCMY went on to operate as a part of the Paxton Communications network.

The author of four books, John’s historical novel Cheyenne Rising Sun arrived in bookstores in September 2004 and rose to #1 on best seller lists in many cities. His next novel, Takin’ It Back, released in 2006 at Book Expo America in NYC, is endorsed by Shaquille O’Neal, the National Police Activities League, the NBA, Bill Walton, then LAPD Chief William J. Bratton, and others.

John is a Senior Fellow with the Culture of Lawfulness Project for the National Strategy Information Center, an education/ research foundation funded in part by the U.S. Dept. of State, USAID, Georgetown University’s Center for Democracy & Civil Society, and partnering countries.  As an entertainment professional he is a regular guest lecturer at Southern California Colleges and a frequent juror for the Newport Beach Film Festival.

A military school graduate, John won the Randolf Hearst Long Rifle Marksmanship National Championship for Army Navy Academy. He is a licensed commercial multi-engine pilot, and a jazz guitarist who occasionally plays Los Angeles venues and currently leads his sextet, Elixir and Friends.


Scott P. Jeffreys, Chief Financial Advisor

Scott joined Elixir 3D™ with over 30 years of financial, accounting and operations management experience primarily in International media companies and family owned or controlled businesses.

Prior to joining Elixir 3D™ Scott was Director of Finance for WB Resorts Development, having provided overall financial management to the developers of a 401-room hotel and indoor water park scheduled for construction in Wildwood, New Jersey. He was Chief Operating Officer of Presidium Group of Companies based in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He was responsible for the company’s accounting and administrative functions along with the Family Office Division.

Primarily working in New York City during his career his roles have included Chief Financial Officer, VP Finance and Operation and Director of Finance and Planning with companies such as The Princeton Review, Scholastic Corporation, HarperCollins Publishers, Simon and Schuster, CBS and McGraw-Hill. In addition, he has done private financial consulting for a range of clients including British Broadcasting, a regional Law firm, an international distribution company and a well known regional restaurant chain. Scott is known for his attention to detail, leadership skills and as a team player with a customer needs, results driven focus on business.

In addition to Scott’s expertise in accounting, financial reporting and cash-flow management, his experience includes financial analysis, budget development, short and long range planning, profit / productivity enhancement programs, business process improvement, acquisition analysis and business integration.

As a financial manager, Scott worked with the Division CEO and managers in sales, marketing, operations, manufacturing and distribution to construct financial plans, measure/ report on performance and to revise goals and objectives to meet the needs of the business.


 


 


 The Board of Advisors:

Managing Member, John A. Kuri


Leonard Chaikind

Financial Specialist / Board member Elixir 3D, LLC. and Elixir Entertainment, inc.

Mr. Chaikind served as the Administrator of the $12 plus billion dollars Shell Savings and Retirement Programs with responsibility for both the investment and administration of four major funds. About 50% of these funds were managed internally under the guidance of Mr. Chaikind and his staff with the rest being outsourced to various investment managers and consulting groups. He also served as an active member of both the NYSE Institutional Investors Advisory Committee and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Advisory Board (the CFTC is to the futures and derivatives industry what the SEC is to securities industry).

Since his retirement from Shell, Mr. Chaikind has stayed very active in the whole area of tax-exempt funds (including health care, pension reform, social security reform) and still maintains a strong presence in Washington, DC.  

Prior to 1985, Mr. Chaikind worked in the Treasurer’s Department of Shell Oil on a wide variety of projects. From 1977 to 1981, Mr. Chaikind served as the Regional Treasurer for Royal Dutch Shell’s operations in the Far East and Australasia working out of Shell’s head office in London. In this capacity, Mr. Chaikind was responsible for financing well over $30 billion dollars in both corporate and major project activities throughout this region.


Dale Petroskey

Communications Specialist / Board of Directors

Dale has an impressive career in all three sectors -- public, private, and non-profit -- at The White House, National Geographic, The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Texas Rangers Baseball Club.

Dale has held leadership positions for 30 years -- CEO, Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff, Assistant Secretary. He has a national network of influential friends in the realms of public policy, diplomacy, scientific research, journalism, sports, and business, and enjoys helping them and calling on them for help when needed.

During his career he has reported to the most senior executives in each organization, and motivates his personal staffs to improve revenues, operations, customer service, and outreach through personal vision and energy.

His political experience and intuition has helped him build broad and mutually beneficial relationships with a wide array of key stakeholders. Considered an excellent writer and public speaker, has been invited twice to speak at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, as well as numerous other distinguished venues.

 

 


 




Company Advisors:

 

Willie Davis

Professional Football Legend / Entrepreneur / Advisory Board of Directors

Widely considered to be one of the best defensive ends to ever play professional football, Mr. Davis is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and helped lead Coach Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers to five championships. He earned All-Pro honors five times and is the Green Bay Packer’s all-time leader in sacks with over 120 in ten years, with 25 alone in one season. He played in 138 consecutive regular-season games for the Packers. Mr. Davis continues to serve on the Green Bay Packers Board of Directors.

A native of Texarkana and a graduate of Grambling State, he continued on to earn an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 1968. Mr. Davis' success continued well after his football career ended. An accomplished entrepreneur in both the beverage and radio industries, he has also served as a director for several top international companies including Dow Chemical, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, MGM Mirage, K-Mart, Schlitz Brewing, and Sara Lee.

Mr. Davis is President of All-Pro Broadcasting, operators of five radio stations.

Jeffrey Kennedy

Technology Consultant / Advisory Board of Directors

Jeffrey has over 20 years experience as a highly focused technical leader and collaborator with extensive experience in product management of critical technical computing projects. Proven ability to liaise with architects, developers, user communities and customers to advance product delivery. Possess expertise in performance measurement, communication tools, architecture review, data modeling and technical personnel management. Skills include harnessing cutting edge technologies, solution engineering, project tracking, instruction; superb written & presentation communication skills. Recognized as a dedicated, energetic, organized, personable and passionate team player with high integrity.

He was Director of Engineering with Oracle Corporation for over a decade. He has held highly technical positions in performance engineering, database architecture and user interface design. Oracle is an American multinational corporation, specializing in developing and marketing enterprise software products, particularly database management systems. The corporation has arguably become best-known due to association with its flagship Oracle database.

Jeffrey specializes in systems & database analysis, ITIL CMDB, development infrastructure, software lifecycle management, technical project & personnel management, performance engineering, customer escalations, user interface design, technical presentation, and instruction.

Jeffrey also serves on the board of Wildwood Conservation Foundation, a nature conservancy located in the northern California wilderness.

 

 

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