Chief Executive Officer Bill O’Dowd
Dolphin Entertainment, Inc, is led by Chairman and CEO Bill O’Dowd. Mr. O’Dowd brings a wealth of media experience to this post, having founded Dolphin Entertainment in 1996, one of the world’s leading entertainment companies specializing in children’s and young adult live-action television programming.
Mr. O’Dowd also serves on the Leadership Council of United Way Worldwide, as well as on the Board of Directors of United Way of Miami-Dade County and United Way of the United Kingdom, as well as the Board of Directors of the Miami-Dade County Public School System Foundation for New Education Initiatives. Also, Mr. O’Dowd has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami for 21 years, teaching the business of motion pictures and television to film and communications majors.
Mr. O’Dowd graduated with honors from Harvard Law School, has received a master’s degree in modern European History from Creighton University, and was named 1st-Team Academic All-American by USA Today while an undergraduate at Creighton.
Chief Financial and Operating Officer Mirta A. Negrini
Mirta A. Negrini has served as our Chief Financial and Operating Officer since October of 2013. She has over thirty years of experience in both private and public accounting. Between 1996 and 2013, she was a named partner of Gilman & Negrini, P.A, an accounting firm of which Dolphin was a client. Prior to that, she served as Controller of American International Container, Inc., an international distributor of glass and plastic containers. Ms. Negrini spent several years working overseas in the Paris, France office of American Airlines, where she served as Accounting Manager. She began her career at Arthur Andersen in Assurance service. Ms. Negrini graduated with a Masters in Professional Accounting from the University of Miami and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Florida.
President of Dolphin Films Charles Cohen
Charles Cohen, former COO of MGM Studios, currently serves as President of Dolphin Films. Mr. Cohen is a 25-year veteran of MGM Studios, where he worked on several large properties across both the film and television divisions.
Mr. Cohen holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from Occidental College.