Paul A. Glantz

CEO, Emagine Theaters

July 27, 2016
Business

About the speaker

Founder and Chairman of Emagine Entertainment, Inc. and CEO of Proctor Financial Inc. (PFI) in Troy.  Glantz is the driving force behind metropolitan Detroit's Emagine theaters, raising more than $45 million in capital to initiate Emagine Novi, Canton, Rochester Hills, and Royal Oak.  Emagine theaters were recognized by the Detroit News as the "Best Theaters in Michigan" for three years running.  WDIV also voted Emagine as Detroit's best theaters for two years in a row.  In 2008, Corp! magazine honored Emagine as one of Michigan's Economic Bright Spots.  In 2010, Emagine was recognized by the Edward Lowe Foundation as one of Michigan's 50 Companies to Watch.  Glantz has been at the forefront of technological change.  Under his direction, the theater chain became, in 2006, the first in the nation to convert all of its 46 screens to high-definition digital.  In 2011, Emagine deployed two of the world's first four "4K" Texas Instruments/Christie digital projectors at Emagine Royal Oak.

 Glantz started his career as a commercial loan analyst with Comerica Bank.  He then joined Ernst & Young.  After attaining his CPA and several years as a tax practitioner, Glantz joined Pulte Homes, Inc. as corporate risk manager, assistant treasurer, and later, as president of its wholly-owned subsidiary, First Line Insurance Services.  In 1990, he became vice president of finance and administration with PFI, a provider of specialized insurance services to mortgage servicers nationwide.  From 1996 to 2007, he helped guide PFI and its affiliates from a value of less than $1 million to more than $50 million.  Glantz's volunteer efforts include serving as a director of Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, member of the Wayne State University (WSU) Foundation and chairman of the Foundation's investment committee board, and treasurer of the Detroit Chapter of Variety International.  His recognitions include the 2007 Presidential Citation Award of the Detroit Chapter of Variety International.  In 2006, WSU's Business School named him a Distinguished Alumnus and in 2011, the Irvin D. Reid Honors College named him one of their first "Pillar Award" recipients for distinguishing himself in his profession and in service to humanity.  Ernst & Young named Glantz its 2011 Michigan and Northwest Ohio Entrepreneur of the Year in the category of consumer products/s

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