John Textor is one of the most skilled men in the world of digital production and entertainment. Of course he doesn’t get the front page love that certain companies get but that doesn’t, at all, take away from what he has done. John Textor has found success at every stop he’s made on his way to his current position as CEO of Pulse Evolution Corporation. But before Textor could become a legend, he had to become a hard worker. Let’s take a look at the path that Textor followed in order to get to where he most proudly stands today.
Any successful man should start out his career with a solid foundation of education. That is why Textor found himself graduating from Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree based in economics back in 1987. Textor, as you will come to find out, is not the kind of man to sit idly by. SO that is why we can see that he was almost immediately throwing his weight into projects that would grow his succesful ten fold. Textor helped to co found Wyndcrest Holdings in 1997. Wyndcrest would go on to be one of the more succesful private equity firms in Florida. Their focus was based in and around the entertainment industry with a special lean towards technology and telecommunication. These areas of expertise would serve Textor well in the coming years.
John then found himself as the CEO for a pair of internet companies, BabyUniverse and The Parent Company, and it is here that he would learn to truly lead from the front. From that point on, 2002, he would never look back. In 2006 Textor found his way to the head chair at Digital Domain in 2006. Digital Domain is one of the most respected digital production studios in Hollywood and their work has, for a long time, spoken for itself. Still, the company fell on hard times and they needed a guy like John Textor to help fix it.
Once Textor took over the company, Digital Domain would go on to have a resurgent couple of years. Textor personally led 25 big picture projects that specialized in heavy visual effects. Of these great projects you would see huge hits like ‘Transformers’, ‘Benjamin Button’, ‘Tron’, and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End’. Still, all good things come to an end and it wasn’t long before Textor was on the move.
His next stop would be Pulse Evolution Corporation.