John Textor is a leader and innovator in the entertainment world. Mr. Textor has had an extensive and unique career since graduating from Weslayan University in 1987 with his BA in Economics.
One of Mr. Textor’s first notable accomplishments was as co-founder of Wyndrest Holdings in 1997. Wyndrest Holdings, LLC is a private equity firm that invests in technology as it relates to entertainment. He remains a key executive of this firm today. In 1999 Mr. Textor went on to work for The Parent Company and BabyUniverse, starting as a director and quickly moving his way up to CEO before eventually leaving the company.
Visual Effects Career
In more recent years, Mr. Textor has played a large part in the production visual effects in the entertainment world. For a period of time he was the CEO of Digital Domain Media Group. Under Mr. Textor’s leadership Digital Domain produced visual effects for 25 well known films, including Transformers and Flags of our Fathers. During his time at the company, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button won an Academy Award for Achievement in Visual Effects. After leaving Digital Domain Media Group Mr. Textor was the Executive Producer of Ender’s Game, which is a science fiction movie that was released in the fall of 2013.
Pulse Evolution Corporation
Currently, John Textor is the Executive Chairman at Pulse Evolution Corporation. Pulse Evolution Corporation produces computer generated humans used for a variety of reasons, including entertainment, advertising, and medical applications. To date, the appearance of the late Michael Jackson at the Billboard Music Awards in 2014 is the most notable accomplishment by Pulse Evolution. Although much of the company’s current work appears to be focused on entertainment, in the future the goal is to have computer generated humans for simulations to be used in a variety of areas, including medical and military.