Leading with Insight
David M. Brain is President, Chief Executive Officer and Trustee for the Company. He served as Chief Financial Officer from 1997 to 1999 and as Chief Operating Officer from 1998 to 1999. Mr. Brain acted as a Consultant to AMC Entertainment, Inc. in the formation of the Company in 1997.
“I love working on the genesis of things, the engineering of something new. I love to be part of new thinking. A professor once told me that the most addictive drug is adrenaline. I’m an adrenaline junkie. I just have to keep pushing.”
DESCRIBE THE COMPANY’S STYLE.
“I want everyone to feel free to disagree and to express fresh ideas. I’m more interested in seeking the truth than in being right.”
WHAT DO YOU HAVE HANGING IN YOUR OFFICE?
“I have photos of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Eiffel Tower, and the entrance to the St. Louis Convention Center. Architectural photos remind me of the importance of places in people’s lives.”
IF YOU COULD BE ANY TYPE OF PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE, WHICH WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?
“A baseball player. Baseball is a blend of individual and team effort. No one player can dominate. Plus, I like competitive play.”
M.B.A., B.A., Tulane University
Certified Business Appraiser, American Appraisal Association and the Institute of Business Appraisal
1996–1997: Senior Vice President, investment banking and corporate finance department, George K. Baum & Company
1984–1996: Managing Director, corporate finance group, KPMG LLP
Board of Governors, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts
Director, American Residential Properties