Mood Media Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Posted at 10:14 AM, Feb 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-19 10:14:22-05

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 19, 2019--Mood Media, the world’s leading in-store media solutions company dedicated to elevating the Customer Experience, today announced new executive appointments after President & CEO Steven K. Richards retired from the organization last month.

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David Hoodis, Mood Media’s new Chief Executive Officer (Photo: Business Wire)

The Board of Directors has appointed David Hoodis as Chief Executive Officer, effective February 20 th. Mr. Hoodis brings over three decades of leadership and operational experience from organizations across the retail landscape. Throughout his career, he has developed innovative business solutions for retailers that helped them drive topline growth. At the same time, he has leveraged existing talent and industry-leading expertise at organizations to maximize revenue generation, control costs and strengthen operating margins. Mr. Hoodis will focus his efforts at Mood in much the same way, by helping Mood clients with growth strategies by creating better Customer Experiences and increasing customer engagement and loyalty. He will also direct Mood globally in driving top and bottom-line success while creating a more efficient organization.

Mr. Hoodis spent the past three years at IRI as President, Retail. While there, he helped establish new strategies for growth, expanded solutions for IRI’s retail clients, helped broaden retailer partnerships and increased revenue. His background also includes roles as VP of Software Strategy and Innovation at NCR, CEO and Co-founder of Snack Box, President and Chief Operating Officer of Modell’s Sporting Goods, and VP of Innovation and Operations at Wal-Mart. He has also served on numerous Board of Advisors groups including Freshub, Systems Alliance and Natural Insight. Mr. Hoodis has an MBA from the University of Houston and a BA from the University of Texas.

The Board of Directors also announced today that Ken Eissing, current President of Mood’s In-Store Media Division, has now been appointed President of Mood Media, effective immediately.

“David has spent his entire career at the intersection of Retail and Customer Experience, which provides him with the insight and relationships to open doors and drive value for Mood Media across client verticals,” said David Sambur, Senior Partner at Apollo Global Management and a member of Mood’s Board of Directors. “I believe his decisive, results-driven approach and long history of developing successful growth strategies for technology-enabled businesses will make a very strong impact.” Mr. Sambur continued, “We are also pleased to recognize Ken’s contributions to Mood Media with his promotion to President, and we look forward to continuing to work with him in driving day-to-day operations of the company.”

“I am thrilled to join the talented Mood Media team at this time,” said Mr. Hoodis. “Mood has a legacy of providing great value-added experiential services to their clients, and the company is well positioned to help clients delight their customers with each interaction by enhancing the Customer Experience in new and exciting ways.”

About Mood Media

Mood Media is the world’s leading in-store media solutions company dedicated to elevating the Customer Experience. Mood creates greater emotional connections between brands and consumers through the right combination of Sight, Sound, Scent, Social and Systems solutions. They reach more than 150 million consumers each day through more than 500,000 subscriber locations in 100+ countries around the globe. Mood’s clients include businesses of all sizes and market sectors, from the world’s most recognized retailers and hotels to quick-service restaurants, local banks and thousands of small businesses. For more details, visit

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