Mr. John Textor is a well known, well respected, and well established leader in the entertainment industry. From his early career to other escalades, his resume is very impressive.
Education and Early Career
Mr. Textor attended Wesleyan University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics in 1987. He co-founded Wyndcrest Holdings in 1997, and he became the managing partner. Wyndcrest Holdings is an investment firm specializing in private equity that is based in Florida, and it focuses on the Internet, telecommunication, and entertainment. He also became the director for The Parent Company and BabyUniverse in 1999. This is an online retailer specializing in children’s products. At this organization, he became the chairman in 2002, and then he became the CEO in 2005.
Other Business Escalades
As an executive, John Textor founded the Lydian Trust Company (Bank.com), where he was also the director. He was the CEO and Chairman of Sims Snowboards, in which he was responsible jointly for corporate finance and strategic planning for Michael Swerdlow Companies.
In his investment firm, Wyndcrest Holdings, success has reached soaring heights. Great success was reached during the time of the early dot-com period. This is due to the perfect timing of investments for several startups. And from 1997 to 2003, Wyndcrest Holdings turned approximately $40 million into approximately $700 million. With this success, Mr. Textor looked into investing and working in the entertainment field.
Major Escalades in the Entertainment Industry
In the entertainment industry, John Textor is the executive chairman of the board of Pulse Evolution Corporation. The Pulse Evolution Corporation, aka Pulse, is a creative digital production as well as IP Company, that produces human like forms from computer generated applications. As chairman, Mr. Textor serves a full time, active resource to the CEO of studio. He’s mainly responsible for venue partnerships, relationships, rights acquisition, strategic partnerships, and special projects with major media organizations.
As a producer, John Textor has participated in a plethora of projects in an outstanding way. He’s worked on a movie called, Ender’s Game, and he is now working on the Art Story. His productive team produced several virtual versions of different celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Tupac Shakur at the Coachella Valley Music Festival in 2012, and Michael Jackson for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. He also worked with the famous director Michael Bay, and the quarterback Dan Marino on a deal for purchasing Digital Domain. At that time, FX’s reputation was declining with low profitability. With John Textor and his team, they rebuilt the studio, and expanded its profits. And as a result, Digital Domain earned the highest honor in the industry, which is the “Best Visual Effects” award for the 2005 movie called “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”.