CEO of Decurion and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Christopher Forman is CEO of The Decurion Corporation and chairman of its subsidiaries ArcLight Cinemas, Pacific Theatres, Robertson Properties Group, and Hollybrook Senior Living.
Mr. Forman founded of The Wonder of Reading, a not-for-profit organization whose purpose was to inspire in children the love of reading. When it ceased operations, he joined several of the staff and Board members to found Citizens of the World Charter Schools. More recently, he and they launched The Center for Humanity.
Mr. Forman has long been involved in community activities related to education. He served as a member of Brentwood School’s Board of Trustees, the Undergraduate Education Planning Committee at Harvard University, the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Management Board, and the American Film Institute’s Board of Trustees.
Mr. Forman received his AB summa cum laude in ancient history from Harvard College. A Marshall Scholarship recipient, he received an MA in philosophy, politics, and economics from Oxford University. He received an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Forman has practiced Iyengar yoga and various forms of Eastern and Western meditation for more than 20 years. He holds a black belt in Aikido. He is co-author of The Practice of Self-Management: Walking the Path from Reactivity to Presence and Connection.
VP of Decurion and Member of the Board of Directors
Nora Dashwood serves as senior advisor to ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres and is a vice president of Decurion. She is also a member of Decurion’s senior leadership team that stewards the organization’s purpose, values, and operating culture.
Prior to her current role, Nora served as chief operating officer and later as chief brand officer of Decurion’s theater business. During this time, she played a key role in the creation, operations, and expansion of ArcLight Cinemas, a differentiated moviegoing experience.
Nora joined Decurion as COO of Pacific Theatres in 2000 following a 20 plus year career with AMC Theatres. She culminated her career with AMC as senior vice president of North American staff operations.
Nora received her bachelor’s degree from Cal State Fullerton and her master’s degree in business administration from UCLA. She has served multiple terms on the Executive Board of Directors of both the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) and the California/Nevada NATO Association.
Member of the Board of Directors
Neil Haltrecht was a Decurion member for 19 years. Before leaving at the end of 2010, he was the president of Robertson Properties Group (RPG) and chief strategy and finance officer (CSFO) of The Decurion Corporation. He oversaw all RPG activities including the development, acquisition, and management of real estate, primarily in California, Seattle, and Hawaii. In his role as CSFO, Neil led business planning, strategy development, and value creation processes for Decurion and its operating businesses. Neil joined Decurion in 1991. Under his leadership, RPG developed or acquired more than five million square feet of income property.
Since leaving Decurion, Neil has pursued a variety of philanthropic and personal interests. Since 2010 he has been an active member of Home for Good, an initiative of United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the LA Area Chamber of Commerce to end chronic and veteran homelessness in Los Angeles County. Neil is also a director of Food Forward, an organization that rescues fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need and inspiring others to do the same.
Neil obtained his master’s degree in business administration from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. A James McGill Scholar, he received his bachelor of commerce degree with distinction from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
COO and CFO of Decurion, CEO of Robertson Properties Group
Jeff Koblentz is the chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Decurion. He is also the chief executive officer of Robertson Properties Group, a Decurion portfolio company. In these roles, Jeff is responsible for Decurion’s overall operations and financial performance and for all facets of RPG operations. Jeff came to Decurion from Lazard Freres in New York, where he was a vice president in the real estate private equity group. Prior to Lazard, Jeff was a manager in the real estate consulting practice at Arthur Andersen in Los Angeles. He served on the board of directors for The Wonder of Reading and was the organization’s chief financial officer. Jeff received his bachelor of science degree from Cornell University.
CPO of Decurion
Bryan is the chief purpose officer of Decurion. He is accountable for the ways in which Decurion operates its businesses so there is no tradeoff between excellent business and the flourishing of people, places, and society. Bryan joined Decurion as its chief information officer. He received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Hiram College and his masters of business administration degree from the University of Michigan. He has studied human development and consciousness through many lineages and traditions. Bryan holds a 2nd degree black belt in Aikido.
COO of Robertson Properties Group and Senior Counsel of Decurion
Lilian Hanna is chief operating officer of Robertson Properties Group and senior counsel of Decurion. In these roles, she is responsible for overseeing operations and shaping and implementing strategy for RPG as well as managing the legal affairs of Decurion. Prior to joining Decurion, Lilian served as managing principal of a Los Angeles-based development firm and as senior vice president and general counsel for a private real estate investment company with a portfolio focused on Class A office assets in core markets throughout the country. She started her career as a corporate attorney at the law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Lilian graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Irvine with a bachelor of arts degree and went on to earn her juris doctor degree from the University of Southern California Law School. She is currently admitted to the practice of law in California.
CFO of Robertson Properties Group and VP of Finance of Decurion
Gisselle Kelley is chief financial officer of Robertson Properties Group and vice president of finance of Decurion. She is responsible for Decurion’s accounting and finance functions, including cash flow management and financial planning and reporting. Gisselle came to Decurion from Jones Lang LaSalle, where as executive vice president and finance director for the West Region she was responsible for overseeing M&A and the financial performance of the 23 offices in the western United States. Prior to JLL, she was the west regional controller for Grubb & Ellis. Gisselle started her career at PriceWaterhouse, where she was a senior tax consultant for the International Taxation Group, supporting US companies doing business in Latin America. Gisselle is an active CPA in the State of California and a member of the AICPA. She holds a masters of business administration degree in accounting from the University of Uruguay in Montevideo.