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Cinemark to Promote New CEO Following Mark Zoradi’s Retirement

Plus, Mavenir creates new chief technology and strategy officer role and Dykema welcomes new senior counsel.

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Cinemark Holdings

Sean Gamble, Cinemark Holdings

Sean Gamble, Chief Executive Officer

Sean Gamble, current CFO and COO of Cinemark Holdings, will be promoted to CEO following Mark Zoradi’s retirement effective Jan. 1, 2022. The company plans to expand upon its transition plan during its second earnings call next week. Prior to joining Cinemark, Gamble was executive vice president and CFO of Universal Pictures.

Education: Bucknell University (B.S.)


Bejoy Pankajakshan, Mavenir

Bejoy Pankajakshan, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer

Bejoy Pankajakshan joins network software provider Mavenir in a newly created role. This position expands his previous role as executive vice president, and he is tasked with delivering a single software-based network that runs on any cloud. Before joining Mavenir eight years ago, Pankajakshan was the director of engineering at T-Mobile.

Education: Southern Methodist University (M.S.), Kansas State University (MBA), the University of Kerala (B.S.)


Catherine Bowe, Dykema

Catherine S. Bowe, Senior Counsel

Catherine Bowe joins Dykema after practicing with Exall Legal Advisors in Dallas for four years. Prior to that, she spent 17 years with Hudson Advisors, most recently as deputy general counsel and managing director.

Education: Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (J.D.), Stanford University (B.A.)


Four Seasons Resort and Club

Yudith Bustos, Four Seasons Resort and Club

Yudith Bustos, Executive Pastry Chef

Yudith Bustos is transferring from the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C., where she has been since 2013. Before that, she was with the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo since 2008.

Education: Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje Culinary School and O’Sullivan Culinary School



Eric Hage, KDC

Eric Hage, Executive Vice President

Eric Hage will help bring on new business, expanding relationships with existing clients, managing new and ongoing projects, and helping to guide the company’s development team to ensure future success while supporting efforts around KDC’s recent $800 million fund. Before joining KDC, he was the regional vice president at Structure Tone Southwest.

Education: the University of Richmond (B.S.)

Independent Financial

Brett Walker, Independent Financial

Brett Walker, Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager

Brett Walker will be responsible for originating, managing, and monitoring a commercial loan and deposit portfolio for clients in all sectors of the real estate industry, including multi-family, industrial, retail, office, hospitality, self-storage, and student housing at Independent Financial. Previously, he was a senior vice president at Texas Capital Bank.

Education: The University of Oklahoma (B.B.A)

Jackson Spalding

Rachel Vaughan, Jackson Spalding

Rachel Vaughan, Paid Media Director

Rachel Vaughan was promoted to direct the paid media team at Atlanta-based PR agency Jackson Spalding. She will lead the cross-office team from Dallas. Vaughan is responsible for growing and managing the agency’s paid media offerings, helping clients drive business results through digital and traditional advertising channels. Previously, Vaughan was an account manager at global technology firm Ansira.

Education: The University of Kansas (B.S.)

Valuation Research Corp.

Bryson Miller, Managing Director

Bryson Miller, Valuation Research Corp.

Bryson Miller joins the global valuation firm in their first formal office in the state. Miller will spearhead an initiative to bring independent valuation support and advisory services to corporate clients and private equity sponsors in the Texas market. Before joining VRC, Miller served in leadership positions in the PwC deals practice and worked in the valuation services practice for KPMG.

Education: Brigham Young University (B.S.)


Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp.

Justin Shuart, Marcus & Millichap

Justin Shuart, Senior Director

Justin Shuart will arrange debt and equity financing for commercial real estate owners and developers through banks, life insurance companies, pension funds, conduit lenders, debt funds, private equity funds, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, HUD, and other private capital sources at Marcus & Millichap. Previously, he was the director of the real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield.

Education: Southern Methodist University (MBA), The University of Texas at Austin (B.A.)

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