Captivate Leadership & Board

Our Leadership Team

Captivate is guided by industry veterans who lead our incredible team of passionate professionals.

Marc Kidd CEO

Throughout his 30-year career, Marc has demonstrated success as a marketing, media & entertainment executive at organizations such as Host Communications, Winnercomm, and Outdoor Channel.

  • Hot Yoga Lover
  • Wine Enthusiast
  • Old Movie Buff
  • College Sports Fan
Lorenzo Papa CRO

Lorenzo leads the Ad Sales team with 20 years of media experience including a proven record of driving revenue for Captivate for over 10 years. Lorenzo is a strong mentor and relationship builder focused on collaborative partnerships that deliver unique, integrated campaigns to achieve client success.

  • Syracuse Alum (Go Orange!)
  • Napa Valley Wine Enthusiast
  • Proud Uncle
  • Avid Concert Goer
Barb Huggett SVP, Ad Sales & GM of Canada

Barb brings extensive sales and media strategy experience with a proven track record of revenue growth for Captivate. Barb leverages her deep industry expertise to lead the strategy and implementation for the advertising sales and real estate sales teams.

  • Sappy Christmas Movies
  • Wine Tasting
  • Mystery Novels
  • Guns n Roses
Del McPhetridge SVP, Operations & Technology

Del brings 20-years of experience as an Operations leader disciplined in Electrical and Nuclear Engineering with 12-years as a Project Manager of large-scale engineering projects. Del leads Captivate’s Operations and Technology Teams in the design, operation, and maintenance of product and content delivery and is focused on building strong teams.

  • Husband and Father
  • Navy Chief (Submarines)
  • Electronics Enthusiast
  • Spelunking
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Alice leads strategy, innovation, and product to deliver growth and foster a culture of change at Captivate. She leverages a diversified background centered around strategy and execution in organizations spanning legal, finance, insurance, and technology.

  • Podcast
  • Road Trips
  • Social Activism
  • Volunteerism
Nicolas Beaver SVP, Real Estate Sales & Partnerships

Leaning on his strong financial and economics background, Nic brings a fresh perspective to the media space. His international education and rigorous data-driven focus breed results. A former professional athlete, Nic excels in a competitive environment and is focused on bringing the best possible experience to real estate clients and partners alike.

  • Father
  • Volleyball
  • Nature
  • Gamer
Rein Dijkema CFO

With 20 years of US and EU-based experience, Rein has demonstrated success managing the overall finance function, system integration, and automation for media & entertainment businesses at varying stages of development. Certified CMA and CTP professional adept at driving operational improvements through deep understanding of processes and systems allowing the business to scale efficiently.

  • Husband & Father
  • Golf & Tennis
  • Bourbon
  • Bear Market Investing

Our Board of Directors

Captivate is owned by growth equity firm Generation Partners.

Mark Shapiro Chairman of the Board

Mark Shapiro
Chairman of the Board

Marc Kidd CEO

Marc Kidd
CEO

John Hawkins

John Hawkins

Mark Jennings

Mark Jennings

Louis Marino

Louis Marino

Andrew Hertzmark

Andrew Hertzmark

Kirk Posmantur

Kirk Posmantur

Jim Wilburn

Jim Wilburn

Philip C. Watt, MD, MPH

Philip C. Watt, MD, MPH