Former senior Microsoft executive and Wyndcrest Principal Carl Stork named CEO and Board member
...Carl Stork, a long-time senior Microsoft executive and principal of Wyndcrest Holdings, has been elected chief executive officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Digital Domain, replacing Scott Ross who is stepping down as CEO and remaining a consultant to the company.
..."At a time when every top grossing motion picture is relying on digital visual effects to help tell compelling and entertaining stories, we believe this translates into a bright future for companies in this field, and we believe Digital Domain represented a unique opportunity to invest," said Stork, whose accomplishments at Microsoft included leading the development of Windows® 95/98.
"The creative and talented team at Digital Domain
has a great reputation in both the feature film business and in the commercial advertising community for high-quality, award-winning work.Adding the expertise, business acumen and diverse relationships of the Wyndcrest principals will allow Digital Domain
to capitalize on the rapidly expanding opportunities in the entertainment business.
"On behalf of all involved with Digital Domain
, I would like to thank Scott Ross for his remarkable contributions as a founder and leader of the company over the past 13 years," Stork
will take over as Digital Domain CEO effective immediately.
The principals, John Textor, Michael Bay, Jonathan Teaford, Carl Stork
and Dan Marino, have direct extensive experience in the disciplines of management, technology development, strategic planning, business development and investment banking.
...Carl Stork Principal - Wyndcrest Holdings, LLC Chief Executive Officer and Director - Digital Domain, Inc. Carl Stork is a principal of Wyndcrest and has been involved with Wyndcrest portfolio companies since May 2000.In connection with his responsibilities at Wyndcrest, he serves as chief executive officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Digital Domain, Inc., a leading special effects and animation company based in Venice, California.Mr. Stork is also president and founder of Ciconia & Co, LLC, a private investment firm based in Seattle, Washington.Prior to founding Ciconia, Mr. Stork had a long and varied career at Microsoft Corporation from 1981 to 2002, serving in a variety of executive management positions, including technical assistant to Bill Gates, general manager of Windows® 95/98 and general manager of Hardware Strategy and Business Development.
...Mr. Stork served on the Board of Directors of Lydian Trust Company until March 2005, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Neomagic Corporation, a semiconductor developer of application processors and mobile TV solutions for hand held devices, and BabyUniverse, a leading online retailer of brand name baby, toddler and maternity products.Mr. Stork is also a partner in the Baseball Club of Seattle, owner of the Seattle Mariners major league baseball team.Mr. Stork earned a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington following a bachelor's degree in Physics from Harvard University.C. Bradley Call President and Chief Operating Officer - Digital Domain, Inc.