Walsh Alumnus: Paul Glantz
Paul A. Glantz serves as the President of Proctor Financial, Inc. (“PFI”) and CEO of Troy-Based theater chain Emagine Entertainment, Inc.
Since 1989, Glantz has focused his efforts on building entrepreneurial business. Particularly noteworthy have been his accomplishments at PFI, a leading provider of specialized insurance services to mortgage servicers nationwide. He has helped guide PFI and its Affiliates from a value of less than $1 million to over $50 million. Monetizing the aforementioned appreciation in value, he successfully quarterbacked the sale of PFI’s flood division to TransUnion, LLC, and the balance of the firm to Brown and Brown, Inc., a leading NYSE listed insurance intermediary. Under Glantz’s leadership, PFI consistently generated the largest single-year operating profit of any Brown & Brown profit center. In Brown & Brown’s 2016 Annual Report, PFI was characterized as a “high performing office.”
As Co-Founder and Chairman of Emagine Entertainment, Glantz has raised over $100 million in capital to initiate development of 8 entertainment venues; and in doing so, brought his concept of an exemplary entertainment experience to reality. Glantz is regarded an expert in the cinematic exhibition industry. He has been at the forefront of technological change in the theater industry, particularly the transition to high-definition digital presentation, deployment of two of the world’s first four “4K” Texas Instruments/Christie digital projectors at Emagine Royal Oak, initiating its premium large format concept, the E-Max Experience, and by introducing Dolby’s revolutionary Atmos sound systems to the Michigan marketplace.
Glantz holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with High Distinction from Wayne State University and a Master’s Degree in Taxation from Walsh College. He has been recognized by Wayne State’s Business School by awarding him its Distinguished Alumnus Award, by the State’s Irvin D. Reid Honors College naming him as one of its first ever “Pillar Award” recipients, by Ernest & Young as Michigan and Northwest Ohio Entrepreneur of the Year and by Walsh College with the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Glantz is actively involved in numerous Philanthropic endeavors. His volunteer efforts include serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, member of the Wayne State University Foundation Board, as Chairman of the Wayne State University Foundation investment Committee, and as Treasurer of the Detroit Chapter of Variety International. In recognition of his contributions, Mr. Glantz was awarded the 2007 Presidential Citation Award by the Detroit Chapter of Variety International, The Children’s Charity. In 2014, Mr. Glantz was honored by the Salvation Army with their “Doing the Most Good Award” and Winning Futures recognized him as its Businessman of the Year in honor of its founder, Sam Cupp.
Mr. Glantz and his wife, Mary, reside in Lake Angelus, Michigan. They are the proud parents of two terrific sons, Jack and Jim.