Board of Directors


Kai-Shing Tao

Chairman & CEO, Remark Media, Inc.
Elected 2007

Kai-Shing Tao has served in a directorship capacity for Remark Media since the Company’s public listing in 2007. After being elected Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer in October 2012, he assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer in December 2012.

Additionally, Mr. Tao is Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Pacific Star Capital Management, L.P., a private investment group. Prior to founding Pacific Star Capital Management, L.P., Mr. Tao was a Partner at FALA Capital Group, a single family investment office.

Mr. Tao serves on the Board of Directors of Paradise Entertainment Limited (HK:1180) as Head of the Audit Committee and on the Board of Directors of Genesis Today, a leading health and wellness company. He earned his undergraduate degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Theodore P. Botts


Theodore P. Botts has been a member of Remark Media, Inc.’s Board of Directors since 2007. He is President of Kensington Gate Capital, LLC, a private, corporate finance advisory firm.

Mr. Botts previously was on the Board of Directors of INTAC International and served as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Prior to 2000, Mr. Botts served in executive capacities at UBS Group and Goldman Sachs.

Additionally, Mr. Botts is a member of the Board of Trustees and Head of Development for REACH Prep, a non-profit organization that has been serving the educational needs of underprivileged children in Fairfield and Westchester counties since 2003.

Mr. Botts graduated with honors from Williams College and received an MBA from the New York University Graduate School of Business Administration.

William W. Grounds


William W. Grounds has been a member of Remark Media, Inc.’s Board of Directors since 2013. Mr. Grounds is a Director and President of Infinity World Development Corp., an affiliate of Dubai World.

He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of NYSE-listed MGM Resorts International, CityCenter Holdings, LLC., Infinity World, and Grand Avenue LA.

Prior to joining Infinity World, Mr. Grounds served as CEO of Property and Finance for MFS Group and has held various senior positions in the real estate investment and development industry throughout his career.

Daniel Stein


Daniel Stein has been a member of Remark Media, Inc.'s Board of Directors since 2017.  Mr. Stein has worked in digital, direct, and healthcare marketing for more than 16 years.  He currently serves as Senior Vice President, Analytics Services & Product Strategy at Crossix Solutions, Inc., a consumer-centric healthcare analytics company providing data analytics solutions for business and marketing optimization.  At Crossix Solutions, Mr. Stein is responsible for driving innovation across the product suite, including digital and TV-based solutions.  Previously, Mr. Stein spent eight years at Digitas and Digitas Health, where he led the Strategy and Analysis group in New York.  While with Digitas Health, he built a team focused on leveraging analytics to help pharma and health-focused clients optimize their marketing plans and partnerships.  Prior to Digitas and Digitas Health, Mr. Stein worked at Scholastic, where he developed interactive and direct marketing plans to support teachers and parents, and he gained additional healthcare experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he designed and built comprehensive health & welfare systems for large companies.

Mr. Stein graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Economics.

Brett Ratner


Brett Ratner has been a member of Remark Media, Inc.'s Board of Directors since 2017.  Mr. Ratner is one of Hollywood's most successful filmmakers. His films have grossed more than $2 billion at the global box office. He has served as an executive producer on films such as the Golden Globe and Oscar winning The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, he served as executive producer and director of the Golden Globe-nominated FOX series Prison Break, and he served as executive producer of the television series Rush Hour, based on his hit films. Mr. Ratner, along with his business partner James Packer, formed RatPac Entertainment, a film finance and media company, in 2013. Since inception, RatPac Entertainment has co-financed 63 theatrically-released motion pictures exceeding $11.6 billion in worldwide box office receipts.

Mr. Ratner is a Board of Trustees member of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Museum of Tolerance. He sits on the boards of Chrysalis, Best Buddies and Do Something, while serving on the Dean's Council of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts and on the Board of Directors at Tel Aviv University's School of Film and Television. In 2017, he received a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.