Our Board and Management Team.
ICTV’s integrated team of Directors and senior executives incorporate close to 100 years of top-level experience in the vital areas of corporate management and finance, direct marketing, retailing, and commercial television production. Individual members of the team have conceived and directed significant marketing programs in North America, Latin America, Europe, and South-East Asia. As individuals, ICTV Directors and executives have been directly responsible for a total of over $1.6 billion in direct response marketing sales since 1982.
A profile of ICTV’s key Board members and executive management is as follows:
Chief Executive Officer, Director
Kelvin Claney is a founder of ICTV and currently serves as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Claney has established an international reputation over 20 years as a dynamic and creative marketer. He began working in the US Direct Response sector as an independent contractor to National Media Corp, for whom he sourced and executive produced major infomercial projects. These included:
- Euro Painter™
- Color Cote 2000 polymer sealant™
- Dustmaster 2000™
- Sterling Spring™
- Iron Quick™
- Fatfree Express™
Mr. Claney also created the successful children's toy product BetterBlocks®. For fifteen years, BetterBlocks™ has been advertised and sold nationally and internationally. In a principal capacity, he has overseen the production of ICTV's Derma Wand® infomercial and has been responsible for sourcing all related skin care products in ICTV's DermaVitál® branded skin care range. Total sales generated by infomercials that Mr. Claney has initiated or overseen now exceed $500 million.
President, Chief Financial Officer
Richard Ransom joined ICTV in July of 2008 as the Company's Controller, was appointed as Chief Financial Officer on December 8, 2008 and appointed as President in September 2011. Mr. Ransom joined the Company with eight years of experience in financial management roles at Traffic.Com, Hildebrandt International, and Grant Thorton. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Accounting, and received his MBA from Delaware Valley College in December, 2009.
Stephen J. Jarvis
Stephen Jarvis was named a Director of ICTV in December of 2009.
Mr. Jarvis is the co-founder and president of Positive Response Vision, Inc., Manila, a leading-edge infomercial-based direct response company. He has been engaged in the direct response marketing industry since 1984, when he formed Direct Response Advertising, Inc. This firm specialized in generating and qualifying direct response leads for companies dealing in luxury consumer items. The company also took several highly successful products to the Australian direct response market, the most notable being BetterBlocks™, which were sold through both DRTV and all major Australian retailers.
In 1996 Mr. Jarvis took up residence in the Philippines, where he established Positive Response Vision, Inc. Under his leadership, the company grew to be the leading direct response marketing organization in the region, and the company marked and distributed a vast range of products throughout South-East Asia. As its President, Mr. Jarvis was responsible for product sourcing and acquisition, inventory, finance control, design issues, and sales back-end programs.
Mr. Jarvis has also produced infomercials in a private capacity and licensed them to Positive Response Vision, Inc. and to other international infomercial companies. Recently, Mr. Jarvis established an outbound call center, Vision TV Philippines Inc, and has produced eight new shows for international distribution.
Director of Sales
Kelly Willet is responsible for managing ICTV’s televised home shopping operations in the United States, and managing the Company’s International sales and distribution channels with over 35 countries. In addition, he assists the Company’s CEO, Kelvin Claney, in managing new product development.
Mr. Willett brings a wealth of television and sales experience to ICTV. He has over 25 years of experience in television and film production, and has been a very successful presenter on the Home Shopping Network (“HSN”) in the United States.
Mr. Willett's career has included television and film management with companies such as Stephen J. Cannel Productions Inc, Lions Gate Entertainment, Carroll Street Studios, and Culver City Studios. At Stephen J. Cannel Productions, Mr. Willett was head of production services, where his duties included overseeing all physical facilities, purchasing, inventory control, product placement and merchandising.
International Sales Manager
Cynthia Ingua is ICTV’s International Sales Manager, responsible for coordinating all sales activities in over 35 countries where the Company has distribution and licensing sales relationships. She is based in the Philippines, and has worked with ICTV since 2004.
Ms. Ingua graduated from New Era University with a Bachelor of Science of Business Administration. Her extensive sales experience and knowledge of management logistics has enabled her to expertly coordinate the needs of ICTV and the international partnerships that the company has secured. She has a strong sales background in the direct response television industry, having worked in and managed sales for nine years with well-known Asian DRTV distributor - Positive Response Vision Inc.