An entrepreneur, film producer and hybrid real estate investor, CJ has built, invested in and successfully exited from several large businesses. He was a managing director of The Shooting Gallery – one of NYC’s largest independent film studios – and the Founder/CEO of the Gun For Hire Digital Studios. CJ expanded Gun For Hire to five cities throughout North America receiving the prestigious Small Business Award in 1998 by Crain’s Publications. His companies’ films and documentary productions have won several awards including: an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay (Slingblade); the Universal Studios/Hypnotic Award (Bullet in the Brain); and the 2008 Pare Lorentz Award for Best Environmental Documentary (Burning The Future).
He was chosen as a 40 Under 40 Media Executive To Watch by the Toronto Film Commission and a New Media Rising Star by Mediapost. His production companies have produced films by: Billy Bob Thornton, Laurence Fishburne, Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, Clive Owen, Kenneth Lonergan, Owen Wilson, Al Pacino, and Sheryl Crow.
CJ founded IMMINENT Digital 15 months ago for the sole purpose of creating the most technologically & creatively advanced employee engagement environment in existence. His mission is to help any workforce become happier, healthier and digital advocates for their company through a purpose-driven approach.
When he’s not doing this, CJ also serves on the Boards of several NYC arts institutions and is active in US Squash.