Peter Cuneo has been Executive Chairman of our Board of Directors since inception. He is a recognized leader in corporate value creation and has reshaped the operations of seven distressed companies in the global media and consumer products sectors in the past 35 years. Business Insider called Mr. Cuneo one of the 10 greatest turnaround CEOs.
From 2019 until March 2021, he was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of CIIG1. Since the closing of the Arrival transaction (Nasdaq: ARVL), Mr. Cuneo has been serving as Non-Executive Chairman to Arrival’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Cuneo currently serves as Chairman of BeyondView LLC, a digital twin technology company, since 2017 and as a Director of electroCore, Inc. (Nasdaq: ECOR), a medical technology company, since 2020. Mr. Cuneo has also been the Managing Principal of Cuneo & Company, LLC, a private investment and management company, since 2010.
Mr. Cuneo served as Chairman of the Board at Iconix Brand Group (Nasdaq: ICON), a brand management company and owner of a portfolio of global consumer brands, from January 2019 to August 2021. Mr. Cuneo previously served as Executive Chairman of Iconix’s Board of Directors from January 2018 to May 2018 and from April 2016 through December 2016. From 2015 to 2018, and while not serving as Executive Chairman, Mr. Cuneo served as Chairman of the Board of Iconix. He also served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Iconix from May to October 2018 and 2015 until 2016.
From 1999 to 2009, Mr. Cuneo was first President and Chief Executive Officer and then Vice Chairman of the Board of Marvel Entertainment Inc. (NYSE:MVL). His tenure ended with Marvel’s more than $4 billion sale to Disney at the end of 2009.
From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Cuneo was President and Chief Executive Officer of Remington Products Company. Previously, Mr. Cuneo has also served as President of the Security Hardware Group of the Black & Decker Corporation (NYSE: SWK), President of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.’s (NYSE: BMY) Pharmaceutical Group in Canada and President of the Clairol Personal Care Division.
Mr. Cuneo’s involvement in non-profit organizations includes currently serving on the board of the National Archives, the board of the National Police Foundation and the board of trustees of Alfred University, where he was previously Chairman.
Mr. Cuneo served two tours as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy in the Vietnam War. Mr. Cuneo received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from Alfred University.