|President||Charles B. Moss, Jr.|
|Chairman Emeritus/Treasurer||Frederick M. Friedman|
|Vice President||Andrew Sheppard|
|BOARD OF DIRECTORS|
|William D. Briendel||Gemma Hart|
|Timothy Callahan||Jamie Polon|
|Marion Garfield||Arthur Rafkind|
|Meryl Gassman||Sharon Snyder|
|David A. Green||Marc Wieder|
Charles B. Moss, Jr., is the third generation of a family-run, century-old real estate and entertainment company that is based in Manhattan and maintains office in Colorado.
Charley, as he likes to be called, is the grandson of the legendary vaudeville impresario B. S. Moss and the son of Charles B. Moss, Sr., a radio and television producer and movie theater owner. Together they’ve build a family dynasty that has made the Moss name synonymous with show business in New York.
In the entertainment business, where expectations are high, Charley has always stayed ahead of the marketplace. He produced both feature-length films and Broadway theater shows throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Today, Charley and his son, Ben Moss, make up Bow Tie Partners, a real estate and entertainment company that continues the Moss family tradition.
With headquarters on Broadway in Times Square, in the signature Bow Tie Building, Bow Tie Partners combines Charley’s love for the arts with this vision in real estate and architectural design. He often looks deep into the soul of a building whose day has come and passed and see what no other developer can imagine. He envisions, plans and resurrects the remnants of yesterday into spaces of new functionality and beauty.
Charley graduated from the University of Pennsylvania before earning an L.L.B. from the Boston University School of Law. He then attended the Harvard University Masters of Law Program and graduated from the Harvard Business School’s Executive Education program. The first job Charley held in the film industry was as a production assistant for E.U.E. Screen Gems.
Charley has served on the Board of Directors of Showscan Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded, multimedia entertainment company producing simulated film rides. He was also a Director of Robin Cinemas, a British corporation that owns and operates movie theaters in the United Kingdom. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Will Rogers Memorial Fund, the Toronto Film Festival and Variety, the Children’s Charity.
Among Bow Tie Partner’s most recent projects are Merrit 95. an elegantly renovated office building in a sylvan corner of Mitford, Connecticut, and Temple Square, a distinctive luxury apartment complex is downtown New Haven that features two restaurants and a spectacular five-screen, first run art cinema in a landmark location.
Frederick M. Friedman
A native of New York, Fred graduated from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce of the University of Pennsylvania in June 1962, and started his career as a Certified Public Accountant.
Fred joined TDA Industries, Inc., in 1970 and is one of its two fifty (50%) percent owners/shareholders, as well as a director and executive officer of the Company and its subsidiaries. TDA Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, has been engaged in the wholesale distribution of roofing materials and related products, floor coverings and accessories, and plumbing, heating, electrical and industrial supplies; the processing and distribution of meat and related food products; and the manufacture, assembly, import and sales of electrical wiring devices, among other businesses; and, through a division and subsidiaries, operates an indoor/outdoor tennis facility and its real estate holdings and investment portfolios.
Fred is active in community and philanthropic activities. He is an active member of the Boards of Trustees of Variety Children’s Lifeline, Variety – The Children’s Charity (New York), the Natinoal Foundation of Facial Reconstruction, and the Boys and Girls Club of Queens, as well as an officer of these organizations.
Born: New York City
Education: High School of Music & Art (Music Major); B.S. from Columbia University (Pharmaceutical Sciences)
TV/Radio Announcer Career Highlights:
1961: While attending college, entered and won top prize in WABC Radio Disk Jockey Content. Appeared as guest DJ on various WABC programs.
1969: ABC Radio/TV Staff Announcer and Host of WABC Radio’s All Night Show.
1970-1977: Morning Show Host on WPIX-FM in New York
1977 – Present: Voice of Tony Awards Telecast for 20 Years (CBS TV); Voice of Academy Awards Telecast: 1992, 1994, 1996; Voice of Screen Actors Guild Awards Telecast; Voice of Annual Ford’s Theatre Gala in Washington, D.C. (current); Account on NBC’s Today Show (current); Narrator on Court TV’s “Psychic Detectives” Series; Voice-Over Announcer on Mac’s TV & Radio Spots (from 1986-2006).
1984 – Present: Member of Board of Directors of Variety, the Children’s Charity and co-host of annual Telethon.
1988 – Present: Weekly Volunteer Reader at In Touch Radio Networks (Division of Jewish Guild for the Blind.)
Tim is a private wealth advisor in Private Wealth Management. He joined Goldman Sachs as a Managing Director in 2007.
Previously, Tim was a managing director at the U.S. Trust Company where he advised ultra-high net worth individuals and families, and served on the Marketing Advisory, Open Architecture and Investment Product Strategy Committees. Prior to joining U.S. Trust, Tim was a managing director at the Citigroup Private Bank and a member of the Alternative Investments Advisory Group and the Chairman’s Council. Tim has also held positions in commercial and private banking with Merrill Lynch, Citicorp, Manufacturers & Traders Trust Company and Republic National Bank (now HSBC). Tim serves on the board of Variety – The Children’s Charity. Tim has a BS in Finance from Central Connecticut State University and an MBA from Fordham University, and graduated from the General Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
David A. Green
David is an Executive Vice President of Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., a global real estate service provider. In addition to his considerable real estate expertise, he is both an attorney and a certified public accountant.
David utilizes his extensive background and knowledge base to provide his clients with a competitive advantage for each transaction. During his career, David has been successful in both the landlord and tenant representation areas, and has represented many prominent owners, as well as many high-profile tenants.
Prior to joining C&W, David was an Executive Vice President at CB Richard Ellis, formerly Insignia/ESG, having been with the firm since 1991.David also spent more than six years as Vice President and General Counsel for Solow Realty and Development Company, where he directed the leasing activities of 2 million square feet of office and retail space in Manhattan, including, most notably, 9 West 57th Street.
In 2000, David was honored as a co-recipient of the Real Estate Board of New York’s most Creative Retail Deal of the Year Award for his work involving the leasing of the 105,000 square foot Toys ‘R Us flagship at 1530 Broadway in Times Square.
David is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York, The Stores Committee of the Real Estate Board of New York (former Chairman), The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association.
Gemma is a director at Brunswick Group LLC, a leading international communications agency, based in New York. At Brunswick, she helps businesses address critical communications challenges, including mergers and acquisitions, crisis and issues management and corporate reputation management.
She specializes in supporting companies as they undergo significant change projects, including post-merger communications, operational restructurings and infrastructure development, and enjoys helping her clients to align cultures and reorganize operations while maintaining business continuity. Since she joined Brunswick in 2003, she has advised clients such as Hilton Worldwide, Mars Incorporated, HJ Heinz, Kraft Foods, Blackstone Group, Merck KGaA, Armstrong Industries and TowerBrook Capital Partners.
A British citizen, Gemma spent three years working in Brunswick’s London office before moving to New York in 2006. As a result, she brings an international perspective when helping her clients navigate the challenges of communicating with varied stakeholders around the world. Gemma started her career teaching English as a foreign language across Europe and has retained a love of different languages and cultures.
Jamie Polon, Esq is a managing attorney of the corporate pre-litigation group at New York City based Jaffe & Asher, LLP a prominent civil practice law firm in midtown Manhattan. Jamie has been with the firm for over ten years, and specializes in debtor/creditor law, working with several of the largest creditors in the world.
He has practiced in the fields of intellectual property, real estate and complex litigation. Mr. Polon is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Georgia, The United States Supreme Court, as well as the Second, Third and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York State and the District Court of New Jersey
Jamie has also worked within the entertainment industry prior to his current position. He spent 18 months in the legal department at Pearson Education, the world’s largest educational publisher and subsidiary to the Pearson PLC, parent company to the Financial Times. Additionally, Jamie worked as a production assistant for 20th Century Fox Filmed Entertainment “Object of My Affection” with Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd and Warner Bros. as a summer intern in the their New York distribution office; as well several entertainment based public relations firms in Washington, D.C. Jamie obtained his Juris Doctorate from New York Law School in 2001 and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Specialization from American University in Washington, D.C in 1998. Jamie has also completed course work at New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies in bankruptcy, reorganizations and corporate workouts.
Jamie currently was on the Executive Board of the Greater New York Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America and has served in this capacity since through January 2013. He currently is an honorary board member with the CCFA. Jamie is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York Bar Association, Georgia State Bar Association, Turnaround Management Association and in the past has served on the young professionals committee of the American Cancer Society, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, New York Bar Association of the City of New York-Entertainment Law Division, and District of Columbia Bar Association.
Jamie currently resides with his wife Emily and their daughter Kate and son Cooper in Manhattan.