Mr. Thomas Kidrin serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Treasurer, Secretary and Director of Worlds Inc. He has been president, secretary and treasurer from December 1997 through July 2007 then added the title chief executive officer since August 2007. Mr. Kidrin was also president and a director of Worlds Acquisition Corp. from April 1997 to December 1997. He has been the chairman and president of Datastream Corporation, a designer and developer of interactive products and services, since 1993. From December 1991 to June 1996, Mr. Kidrin was a founder, director, and President of UC Television Network Corp., a company engaged in the design and manufacture of interactive entertainment/advertising networks in the college market under the brand name College Television Network, the private network on college campuses in the United States sold to MTV in 1996 now operating under MTVU. Mr. Kidrin has attended Drake University and the New School of Social Research.
Mr. Robert N. Fireman serves as an Independent Director of Worlds Inc. Mr. Fireman was a founder and former Director and General Manager of SmartSource Direct, Inc., a subsidiary of News America Marketing (News Corp). Mr. Fireman was responsible for the development, marketing and distribution of card-based loyalty, financial, and database products & services in retail, grocery and drug store chains encompassing over 50,000 stores throughout the U.S. Mr. Fireman has been a practicing attorney for over 25 years and is the managing attorney of Fireman & Associates LLP. Mr. Fireman has been CEO and President of MariMed Inc. since 2017 and a member of its Board of Directors since its formation.
Mr. Bernard Stolar serves as an Independent Director of Worlds Inc. Mr. Stolar has served in high profile leadership roles at publicly and privately held interactive entertainment companies. Currently, Mr. Stolar is Dean of Games and Game Evangelist for Google, Inc. From February 2006 until its purchase by Google, Inc. in February 2007, Mr. Stolar was the Chairman of the Board of Adscape Media. Prior to this, he was president and chief operating office of BAM! Entertainment, where he transformed the company from a hand-held content company to a developer and marketer of interactive entertainment for next generation video game consoles. In 2000, Mr. Stolar joined Mattel, Inc. as president of Mattel Interactive, where he was responsible for directing and reorganizing the $1 billion Mattel Interactive division. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Stolar served as president and chief operating officer of Sega of America, Inc. Mr. Stolar also served as executive vice president of Sony Computer Entertainment of America, where he was a key leader of the Sony Playstation® launch team, directing all third-party publishing in the U.S. Prior to that, Mr. Stolar served as president of Atari America's game division.
Mr. Toboroff became a director on October 26, 2020. Mr. Toboroff was a founder and director of Steel Partners Acquisition Corp. from June 2007 to June 2009. Mr. Toboroff served as Executive Vice President from May 1989 until February 2002 of Allis-Chalmers Energy Inc., a provider of products and services to the oil and gas industry; Director and Vice Chairman of Varsity Brands, Inc. (formally Riddell Sports Inc.), a provider of goods and services to the school spirit industry, from April 1998 until it was sold in September 2003; Executive Director of Corinthian Capital Group, LLC, a private equity fund, from October 2005 to June 2008; Director of ENGEX Corp, a closed-end mutual fund, Director of NOVT Corporation, a developer of advanced medical treatments for coronary and vascular disease since April 2006; Director of Asset Alliance Corp., an alternative investment company since April 2011; and Chairman or Vice Chairman of American Bakeries Co., Ameriscribe Corporation and Saratoga Spring Water Co. Mr. Toboroff is a graduate of Syracuse University and the University of Michigan Law School and is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society.
Mr. Christos became a a director of the Company on June 18, 2015 and was its chairman from June 18, 2015 until October 26, 2020. Mr. Christos’ professional Wall Street experience spans more than 30 years. In 2005, he founded and remains Executive Chairman of Abacos Ventures, LLC. In 2011 he was a co-founding Managing Member of HCB Ventures, LLC, a land owner and water rights aggregator. As founder from 1997 to 2005, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Adelphia Holdings, LLC, owner of Adelphia Partners, LLC (managed direct investments), and Adelphia Capital, LLC a former investment banking (NASD/SIPC) member firm located in New York City. From 1993 to 1995, he was an Executive Vice President, Partner and co-head of the NYC office of the investment-banking firm Bannon & Co. From 1988 to 1993 he was a Managing Director of the Corporate Finance Department and the Managing Director of the New Venture Group of D. H. Blair Investment Banking Corp. and its predecessor NYSE member firm. From 1985 to 1988 he was a Managing Director in the Corporate Finance Department of Muller & Company, Inc., a NYSE member firm. He was also a co-founder of AND Interactive Communications Corp., a private software company acquired in 1994 by TCI Technology Ventures, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of TCI, now Comcast Corp; a co-founder of AquaCare Systems, Inc., from start-up to IPO on NASDAQ; a co-founder of TransAmerican Waste Industries, Inc., from start-up to IPO on NASDAQ and then acquired via merger in 1998 by USA Waste Industries, Inc. now Waste Management, Inc.; a co-founder of Sparta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from start-up to IPO on NASDAQ and then acquired in 1999 by SuperGen, Inc.; and a co-founder of CTN Media Group, Inc., aka College Television Network, from start-up to IPO on NASDAQ and then acquired in 2002 by MTV Networks, a division of Viacom, Inc. Since August 2018, he has been a Director of Worlds Inc., a public company.
Mr. Ryan has been the Vice President-Finance of Worlds Inc. since May 2000 and its principal accounting and finance officer since August 2000. From August 1991 through April 2000, Mr. Ryan held a variety of financial management positions at Reuters America, an information services company. From 2001 through 2003, Mr. Ryan was the founder and President of CJR Advisory Services, a personal corporation through which he provided financial consulting services to various entities. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Ryan was the CFO of Peminic, Inc. From 2008 to 2012 Mr. Ryan served as the CFO of Conversive Inc. Mr. Ryan was the CFO of MariMed Inc. from its inception in 2011 until July 20, 2017. Mr. Ryan is an inactive certified public accountant. He is a graduate of Montclair State University in New Jersey and received an M.B.A. degree from Fordham University.