PAUL GLANTZ:
 
Paul Glantz




 
 
 
 
 
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/services. Glantz received his bachelor's degree in business administration with high distinction from WSU and a master's degree in taxation from Walsh College.


WHERE BORN: “Highland Park.”

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS: “I had the privilege of being mentored and coached by a handful of people throughout my career. I learned to work hard and to do the best you can do with whatever you're tasked with accomplishing - an important life lesson. Whenever I put the interest of those on task to serve ahead of my own, it always turns out beautiful for both of us.”

LAST BOOK READ: “Josh Linkner's book,Creative Dreaming.”

WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME: “Industrious, competent, caring.”

WHERE MY FIELD/INDUSTRY IS HEADED: “It's headed in the direction of providing its guests with an even more high quality experience. We provide a quality guest experience.”

FAVORITE TECHNOLOGICAL GADGET: “My Android phone.”

FAVORITE PLACE: “Emagine Royal Oak.”

FAVORITE HOBBIES: “Boating and grilling.”

FAVORITE FOOD: “Too many favorites - I'm fond of lamb chops.”

MY HIDDEN TALENT: “I'm a reasonably good chef.”

HOW I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED: “As one who pursued the Golden Rule.”


At the annual awards reception in May 2015, one Leader & Innovator from the previous 12 months will be selected as the Leader & Innovator of the Year.