Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> March 11, 2004

Don Kurz – Equity Marketing Inc

DON KURZ became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Equity Marketing, Inc., in January 1999, after serving as President and co- Chief Executive Officer from 1991 through 1998. He has also served as a Director since 1990, when he joined Equity Marketing as Executive Vice President. Mr. Kurz was previously a management consultant with the general management consulting division of Towers Perrin, where he was a Vice President and senior partner and eventually headed the firm's New York office. Mr. Kurz is the company's largest individual shareholder, with approximately 25%of total outstanding shares. Mr. Kurz earned a Bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University and a Master's in Business Administration from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Throughout the years, he has served as both an Adjunct Assistant Professor and a guest lecturer on various topics at Columbia University. He also serves as an Advisor and Board member to various educational and charitable organizations. Profile
TWST: We'd like to begin with a brief historical sketch of Equity

Marketing and a picture of the things you're doing at the present time.

Mr. Kurz: The company was started in 1984 as a small