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Tom Kane

President & CEO

Tom was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts where he was discovered to be a talent in the creative arts. He was a singer, rapper, producer, writer and performer.  Tom went on to get a record contract where he had a 15 year career in music, writing and acting. Tom’s entertainment career moved on to the business side where he began working for record labels and management firms on their marketing and advertising, even working for the notable film company Radar Pictures, alongside film mogul Ted Field. Tom decided to go back to college where he earned his B.A. in Business Management and a minoring in financial accounting from the University of Southern Maine.  After graduating, he went on to sell advertising for professional sports, before finally pursuing his own business and launching his first company that specialized in social media marketing. It was in March of 2021 when Tom took over Food & Travel magazine after the late previous owner Sam Wattam passed away. After all the traveling and posh dining Tom was used to during his days in Hollywood, he grew a passion for luxury Travel, outdoor adventuring and epicurean foods.

J.T. Zory

COO & EVP of Sales

JT Zory grew up in New York and later graduated high school in Houston Texas where he entertained several opportunities to accept football scholarships and play at the national level. He chose a different path and chose to join the US Army instead where he served proudly and with distinction with some of the bravest and most influential people to impact his life. While serving he acquired his BS degree in advertising and marketing and after his military service he excelled at sales and sales management at numerous successful organizations and has consistently been commended for the above average and exceptional level of professionalism he has demonstrated when providing service to his valued clients. JT spent many years as a top level e-commerce expert, sales trainer and business management consultant where he advised management staff on implementing effective sales processes, training sales staff, and creating and implementing advertising and marketing campaigns designed to maximize sales and ROI. JT later met Tom Kane through mutual business acquaintances and came on board to support their vision to make Food and Travel and Travel Outdoors magazines the best in the food and travel segments.

Dan Nguyen

EVP of Finance

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Dan was born and raised in San Jose, CA and earned a B.S. in General Management with a concentration in Accounting. He is an astute finance management professional with over 15 years of extensive experience in directing high-level financials, driving business goals and augmenting profitability with exceptional expertise in general financial management, IT infrastructure implementation, integration, and financial restructuring. He possesses a strong track record of successfully building competent teams of motivated staff and long-lasting networks.

Through tenacity, resilience, resourcefulness, and a collaborative approach, he can implement and maintain finance-related policies, procedures, and controls. Furthermore, he possesses solid technical accounting knowledge, excellent communication skills, and strong software information know-how. His versatility in all aspects of back-office is what differentiates him from other financial professionals who are involved only in accounting/finance.  He has built accounting and IT departments from ground zero and has taken the lead on Chapter 11 reorganization to a successful conclusion. All of these combined competencies has enabled him to successfully manage teams towards the delivery of key goals.

On a personal level, he possesses a dynamic work ethic, along with an ability to think outside the box and pick up new skills quickly. He always thinks analytically, embraces positive change, and is transparent and open with others. He considers himself to be a confident individual who can quickly become part of an existing finance team.

Bianca Cooper

EVP of Marketing & Communications

Bianca has been a marketing specialist for 17 years now and helps implement and scale varied digital marketing initiatives that grow business pipelines and sales. She offers a unique blend of significant digital marketing expertise with the right IMC driven targeted content strategies to reach your audience, and the technical toolset to develop and deliver the right message at the right time.

Adam Hirshfield

General Counsel

Adam is a well-known and highly regarded entertainment, tax, and intellectual property lawyer.  He brings more than 20 years of experience to YK Law, having owned and operated his own law firm for the last 18 years and previously served as in-house counsel in the Corporate & Transactions Group at NBC.

Adam’s three main practice areas routinely intersect just as entertainment, taxation, corporate structuring, and intellectual property matters routinely overlap during a transaction.  Through a transactional lens, Adam offers strategic and practical advice that achieves short-term goals as well as long-term solutions for his clients.  Whether he is negotiating a transaction or rendering day-to-day advice to his clients, Adam makes long-term planning and goals a priority in his dealings.

Susan Hollander

Editor

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