We have often wondered how stressful it is working for certain CEOs in our industry and now we know – well at least we likely do with regard Rob Brazell, CEO of InStore Boxing Broadcasting Network but after you read this story you will no doubt, like us, question what is really going on in this Salt Lake City based business.
KUTV reported yesterday that “A top executive at a Salt Lake City advertising firm is behind bars after he allegedly grabbed a bat and threatened his boss during a heated meeting”.
Said executive was none other than Mark E. Oleksik, the President and Chief Financial Officer of InStore Broadcasting Network.
Salt Lake City police say that he was meeting with his boss, around 6:30pm Monday night.
“The meeting was not going the way that he wanted,” said Sergeant Shawn Josephson, of the Salt Lake City Police Department and so “he left the meeting angry”. According to police, soon after, Oleksik returns, and he has a baseball bat, and a few choice words for his boss. Allegedly Oleksik held the bat over his shoulder while he threatened his boss.
Police were called and Oleksik was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. No one was injured, and Oleksik is no longer in jail.
But is that the end of the story? Well we are pleased that no-one got hurt and pleased that no one is in jail but I guess someone has lost their job. Whilst IBN have not made much noise about this (indeed, why would they), it’s interesting to note that nearly all of the senior management has left the business recently.
With this very dramatic exit for poor old Mark, we believe that only Robert V. Brazell (Executive Chairman), Joel Ballstaedt (VP and Controller) and Doug Burton (VP Creative Services) are left and by our reckoning they have 15,000 music player PCs in the field and yet no one running their IT department!