Board of Directors

Zhang Hongcheng
Chairman

Zhang Hongcheng founded and has served as Chairman of FAB since 2003. Mr. Zhang also founded Guangzhou Hongxiang Culture Co., Ltd. and in 2002 sold the company to Tom.com.. Mr. Zhang has 20 years experience in publishing and distributing Digital Entertainment products in China. He has served as the Vice President of Guangdong Association of Entrepreneur and Chairman of Anti-Piracy Alliance of China. Mr. Zhang graduated from China -Europe International Business School with an EMBA degree in 2001.

 

Christopher Spencer
Director, CEO, President

Christopher Spencer has served as our Chief Executive Officer, President and as a director of Wizzard since February 7, 2001.  Mr. Spencer has been responsible for our overall direction since our inception and has been instrumental in leading us to our current position in the speech recognition industry.  From 1994 until 1996, Mr. Spencer founded and worked for ChinaWire, Inc., a high-technology company engaged in financial remittance between international locations and China.  Mr. Spencer worked for Lotto USA, Inc. from 1992-1994, where he was founder and Chief Executive Officer for the Pennsylvania computer networking company.  From 1990 until 1992, Mr. Spencer worked for John Valiant, Inc., and was responsible for business concept development and obtaining financing.  Mr. Spencer’s efforts combined an effective advertising/promotions campaign with proper timing in the young adult/college restaurant/nightclub market.  John Valiant was sold for a profit in 1992 after successfully operating three revenue-generating divisions.

 

Jim Rogers
Director

Jim Rogers is a world famous investor, financial professor and author. Mr. Rogers was the co-founder of the Quantum Fund and creator of the Rogers International Commodities Index (RICI). He was called the “Father of Austria Stock Market” and praised as, “For no one other than Jim Rogers can grasp the general trend,” by the legendary investor Warren Buffett. Mr. Rogers is presently the Chairman of Beeland Interests, Inc.

Mr. Rogers graduated with a bachelor’s degree in History from Yale University in 1964. He then acquired a second BA degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Balliol College, Oxford University in 1966. The Quantum Fund was one of the first truly international funds. From 1970 to 1980, performance of Quantum Fund gained 4200% while the S&P advanced about 47%. In 1980, Mr. Rogers decided to “retire”, and spent some of his time traveling on a motorcycle around the world. Since then, he has been a guest professor of finance at the Columbia Business School.

In 1998, Rogers founded the Rogers International Commodity Index. In February 2011, Rogers announced that he has started a new index fund that focuses on “the top companies in agriculture, mining, metals and energy sectors as well as those in the alternative energy space including solar, wind and hydro.” The index is called The Rogers Global Resources Equity Index and according to Rogers, only the best and most liquid companies go into the index.

 

Douglas Polinsky
Director

Polinsky serves as the President of Great North Capital Corp. , a Minnesota-based financial services company he founded in 1995. Great North advises corporate clients on capital formation and other transaction-related financial matters. Polinsky has been involved in financing transactions totalling in excess of $200 million throughout his career and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

 

Greg Smith
Director

Smith is an award-winning producer and entrepreneur with over 10 years of significant experience in television. In 2000, Smith established The Solution Film Group, LLC and acts as the Company’s President. Smith provides professional production and editorial support for various forms of non-fiction television entertainment, including the direction of media projects from development through production and post-production. His clients include Discovery Channel, Science Channel, Animal Planet, The Military Channel and PBS. Smith most recently won an Emmy in 2006 for the Discovery Channel’s animated special Before the Dinosaurs. His other awards for excellence in production and editing include Emmy’s for the Discovery Channel’s Walking with Prehistoric Beasts and Allosaurus: A Walking with Dinosaurs Special. Smith’s current projects include the BBC’s Horizon/Big Science series. Smith graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio University.

 

Denis Yevstifeyev
Director

Yevstifeyev is a CPA who currently serves as the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis for Education Management Corporation – Online Higher Education. Previously, Mr. Yevstifeyev served as a Sr. Financial Reporting Analyst for American Eagle Outfitters, in Pittsburgh, PA. His duties included: preparing and analyzing various internal and external financial reports and preparing the Company’s SEC filings. Prior to this position, he acted for two years as an Internal Auditor for Schneider Downs, Inc. , where he assisted the Company with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance engagements. Yevstifeyev graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Washington and Jefferson University. He also graduated with honors from the Moscow Bank College of the Central Bank of Russia in Moscow with a degree in Finance.

 

Gu JianFen
Director

Gu JianFen is one of the most famous Music Composers in China. Ms. Gu currently serves as the Vice-Chairperson of China Musicians Association, Vice Chairperson of Music Copyright Society of China and Council Member of China International Culture Exchange Center. Ms. Gu graduated from Shenyang Conservatory of Music in 1955. Ms. Gu has composed more than one hundred musical works, and won the “China Gold Record Award”, the “Contemporary Youth Favorite Song” award, the “Award of the Ministry of Culture”, and UNESCO’s “Asia-Pacific Region Excellent Music Award”.

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