Founder, Chairman & CEO
Curt Thornton has more than 30 years of executive experience in technology and general management – both domestically and internationally in multiple markets. Mr. Thornton has successfully launched four start-ups, taking one company through an IPO, and most recently taking Provision public through a reverse merger.
As Founder and CEO of Provision, Mr. Thornton has created an impressive board of industry leaders including the former CEO of Apple Computer, and formed partnerships with companies such as Rite Aid, Intel and Fuji.
Prior to founding Provision, Mr. Thornton served as Executive Vice President of the Iwerks Entertainment Corporation, where he was responsible for the assimilation of two acquisitions that positioned the company as the market leader in projection technology. He also held senior management positions with Nortel and Tandon Computers.
Over the last two decades, Mr. Thornton has traveled and conducted business around the globe, managed corporations on several continents, and has been an instructor at the University of California and California State University campuses.
Mr. Thornton holds an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University and a B.S. in Engineering from Western Illinois University.
Executive Vice President, Business Development, Sales
Bob Ostrander has more than 30 years of sales and business development experience, both domestic and internationally. While at Baskin Robbins, Mr. Ostrander was responsible for $350MM in manufactured sales to franchise stores through manufacturing operations at four owned and operated and five co-packing plants. Additional responsibilities included Food Service Sales, licensing and review of strategic acquisition and joint venture opportunities. At Baskin Robbins Flavors, Mr. Ostrander quadrupled revenues in four years from $8MM to $32MM through the development of frozen drinks and sales to sister companies such as Dunkin Donuts and Hiram Walker.
Following Baskin Robbins, Mr. Ostrander was brought in as President of two food companies as a turn-around specialist. At Kan Pak LLC, based in Arkansas City, KS, he developed brand and sales strategies for this aseptic flexible packaging company that grew revenues from $10MM to $23MM in two years. At Cappuccino Americana, based in Bensenville, IL, he acquired licensed rights to Chiquita, Mott’s and Welch’s resulting in increased sales from $6MM to $24MM in two years.
Mr. Ostrander has held positions in sales and manufacturing at Allied Domecq, Kraft Foods, Sara Lee and Welch Foods. He holds an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University, and a B.S. from the State University of New York.
Jon Corfino is the Founder of Attraction Media & Entertainment, Inc. and has been its Chief Executive Officer since 2001. Mr. Corfino served as President, Theme Park and Location Based Attractions at Stan Lee Media Inc., since joining in February 2000. Previously, he served in various executive capacities with Iwerks Entertainment Inc., most recently as Senior Vice President of Film and Executive in Charge of Production since March 1998, and prior thereto, as Vice President of Attractions, Vice President of Owned and Operated Operations, Director of Studio Operations and Production Manager. Over the past seven years, Mr. Corfino supervised the production and/or acquisition at Iwerks of more than 30 Specialty films, i.e. Simulation, Attraction and Large Format films.
Mr. Corfino previously worked at MCA Universal in various capacities, and assisted in the development and hosting of presentations to potential sponsors and investors in the Universal Florida and Japan theme park projects. As a Project Manager in the Planning and Development group at Universal, he was directly involved in the creative development and construction of a variety of projects and attractions, including 'The Star Trek Adventure', 'Back to the Future' The Ride, Studio Center expansion, 'ET the Extraterrestrial' and the 'Special Effects Stages'. Mr. Corfino has been Director of Provision Holding, Inc. since March 2008.
Mr. Corfino holds a B.A. from UCLA.