CMX Cinemas Names Jose Leonardo Marti as New CEO


Miami, FL (Sept. 27th, 2018) – CMX Cinemas, the eighth largest movie theater chain in the U.S., has named its new Chief Executive Officer, Jose Leonardo Marti.

Most recently, Martí led the recent acquisition of Cobb Theaters and CinéBistro for CMX Cinemas. A 30-year career finance and cinema veteran, Martí led the acquisition which now has CMX Cinemas operating 36 locations in the U.S., making it one of the largest movie theater chains in the country. As CEO for CMX, he is responsible for spearheading the company’s aggressive growth expansion plans.

“We are happy to welcome our great friend and colleague Jose Leonardo Marti to the CMX Cinemas team as our new CEO,” said Rogelio Velez, CEO of Grupo Cinemex S.A de C.V. the owning and managing theatre company headquartered in Mexico. “He is a proven leader in finance and operations and thanks to his expertise and diligence he has transformed the theater industry in the region. Undoubtedly, Marti’s drive and vast experience will help us continue to expand our presence as the preferred destination for all movie-goers.”

For nine years prior to his role as the CEO for CMX Cinemas, Martí was the CFO and CEO for Grupo Cinemex, S.A. of C.V. and CFO for Latin America Movie Theatres where he led the acquisition of nearly 500 screens, leading the company to be the second largest movie company in Mexico.

“To join the CMX Cinemas team in the U.S is both a pleasing and a challenging experience. The diversity of our brand with 36 theatre locations and more to open in the U.S. secures CMX as the preferred entertainment destination in the region and allows us to offer a full range of experiences for our customers.  I’m excited about our future at CMX.”

Prior to his thriving career path in the theatre industry, Marti worked for Grupo Mexico S.A. of C.V. and for a number of internationally renowned organizations including Scotiabank Inverlat S.A., and Citibank N.A. in Mexico.

From 2015 to 2018, Marti was also the president of the Cámara Nacional de la Industria Cinematográfica (Mexico’s National Chamber of the Cinematography Industry). Marti received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago.  

This year alone, CMX’s robust expansion plans included new locations in Tallahassee and Chicago and the upcoming opening of CMX CinéBistro in New York, in October. This venue, located in the Upper East Side, is set to be the most elegant and exclusive movie theater in town.

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