Our Team

Extraordinary Leadership

Vern Fotheringham

CEO

Vern Fotheringham has dedicated his professional career to bringing the benefits of true broadband communication services to the global population. He has been and continues to be a catalyst for change and progress in driving this evolution forward. He has specialized in early-stage company development and maturation through the IPO and M&A stages. Together with highly skilled and experienced professional colleagues, he translates his clarity of vision into efficient operations and self-sustaining profitability.

Mindful of all fiduciary duties, he is a proven steward of investment capital who is focused on protecting the interests of all stakeholders. Mr. Fotheringham has been a serial entrepreneur in telecommunications, serving as a founder, CEO, Chairman or board member of eighteen innovative telecommunications companies, including: Norcom Networks, Digital Satellite Broadcasting Corp, Advanced Radio Telecom, Bazillion, Broadstorm, Terabeam, Adaptix, Mead Instruments, Castanet, Kymeta, and V-Satcast.

Caleb Weiss

President

Caleb Weiss – has over 20 years of experience in broadcast communications and television ministry. Since 2004, Caleb has been the chief technical director and Operations Manager of Excellence in Christian Broadcasting (EICB) a production company and broadcaster operating the EICB-TV and Grace Worship Center network of 87 independent LPTV stations. He is an active member of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) through CrossTalk International, and has served on many panels within the NRB supporting other organizations to reach their potential in the broadcast media world. He continues to serve in a vital role within EICB TV and CrossTalk International.

Joshua Weiss

CMO/Business Development

Joshua Weiss has over 20 years of experience in broadcast television, production, and church ministries. He currently serves as chief marketing officer for ARK Mediacom, vice president of business development at Edge Spectrum, Inc., and is general manager of IBN Television. He is producer of CrossTalk International, Today With God and Wize Flix television programs. He serves as associate pastor at Abundant Life AG in Grand Prairie, TX, where he and his wife, Nancy, lead worship and are responsible for all media. Joshua teaches Church Media at Southwestern Assemblies of God University. He serves as the chairman of the Church Media Committee for the National Religious Broadcasters, has an MA in strategic communications, and is working on his Ph.D. in communications at Regent University.

John Tabakci

COO/Acting CFO

John Tabakci is an outstanding operations executive with over 30 years of Business Operations experience and demonstrated record of success in creating, leading and managing Business Operations for numerous enterprises, including the Kymeta Corporation, Vectrad Networks Corp and Microsoft.

Randy Weiss, Ph.D.

Chairman

Randy identified the value of TV’s visual format for stimulating dialogue with viewers and for extending the reach of the Christian message very early. He composed, produced, and distributed one of the very first Christian music videos on secular television in 1981–long before any Christian music videos existed. It was quite challenging to consider entering television in that era and years passed before moving squarely into the world of TV production for national distribution. But Randy’s programs have been distributed on a continuous basis across the nation since 1994.

By the late 1990’s, Randy had also become an LPTV broadcaster. He identified opportunities to continue expanding the reach of inspirational television through the medium of LPTV. Since then, his path forward was firmly established.

Since then, Randy and his family built, licensed, expanded, and acquired LPTV stations across most of the nation. Through their EICB (Excellence in Christian Broadcasting) family of stations, along with their International Broadcasting Network (IBN television), they built a network of more than 200 LPTV station licenses and construction permits which are now part of ARK. He has maintained distribution of a steady stream of quality inspirational and family-friendly programs offering hope and encouragement to millions of American families through free over-the-air television stations since their first station was turned on. More recently, he began to literally expand his sights to the sky via satellite and the IBN television network which also feeds the stations in their rapidly growing network group.