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Marc Bell
Occupation Chief Executive Officer of FriendFinder Networks Inc., Chairman of the Board of Enterprise Acquisition Corp.,
Managing Director of
Marc Bell Capital Partners
Website
www.ffn.com
www.enterpriseacq.com
www.marcbell.com

Marc Bell is the Chief Executive Officer of FriendFinder Networks Inc., the world’s largest social networking and multimedia entertainment company, owner of the FriendFinder family of social networking and online personals sites in addition to the Penthouse lifestyle brand.

Biography

In November 2007 Bell completed a $250 million IPO for Enterprise Acquisition Corp.[1] (AMEX:EST), where he serves as Chairman of the Board. Bell is also Managing Director of Marc Bell Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in Boca Raton, Florida founded by Marc Bell in 2003. Marc Bell Capital Partners invests in entertainment ventures, publishing, internet and real estate.

Prior to founding Marc Bell Capital in 2003, Mr. Bell served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Globix Corporation.[2] He founded the predecessor company for Globix as a provider of desktop publishing systems in 1989 and added complementary services over time. This group of businesses called Bell Technology Group completed an IPO on the NASDAQ in 1996. Under Mr. Bell's leadership Bell Technology Group grew rapidly into Globix, a leading provider of corporate Internet solutions, with over 1,000 employees worldwide and a Fortune 100 client list. During his career Mr. Bell has been a seed investor in several start-up entities including iFilm, Vault.com, NetSat Express, Edgar Online, Earnings.com and SpamEx. He has also overseen several large scale real estate development projects including the build out of over 1 million square feet of office space.

Bell has also been a producer of a number successful Broadway musicals and plays [3]:Jersey Boys - Tony Award Winner in 2006 for Best Musical, The Wedding Singer, The Times They Are-A Changin', August: Osage County, A Catered Affair. Bell is a winner of the American Theatre Wing's Tony Award – in 2006 for the Grammy Award winning musical Jersey Boys (Best Musical) and in 2008 for the Pulitzer Prize winning August: Osage County (Best Play).

Marc Bell is a member of the Board of Trustees of New York University, New York University School of Medicine. Bell also was an adjunct professor at the Global Entrepreneurship Center of Florida International University, where he taught graduate courses in Entrepreneurship.

Mr. Bell runs a foundation to foster education and advance medical research. Since its inception the foundation has organized significant personal and outside donations to schools, hospitals and educational institutions. Some of the foundation’s notable programs include The Bell Scholarship, which encourages undergraduates to choose careers in public service by relieving them of their debt upon graduation.

Mr. Bell has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Babson College and a Masters in real estate from New York University.

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