In 1937 at the Wesleyan University, John Textor received his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. Ten years later he co-founded Wyndcrest Holdings where he became Managing Partner. Wyndcrest Holdings main interests are in; telecommunications, entertainment and the internet. Other achievements of Mr. Textor are:
* 1999 – Director of The Parent Company and BabyUniverse
* 2002 – Chairman
* 2005 – Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
* Chairman and CEO of Sims Snowboards
* Jointly responsible for planning/finance for Micheal Swerdlow Companies
* Founding Director of Lydian Trust Company/VirtualBank
* Chairman and CEO of Digital Domain and its parent company
* Executive Chairman of Pulse Evolution Corp.
Mr. Textor’s main focus at Pulse Evolution Corp. is in; special projects, acquisition of rights, venue partnerships, strategic partnerships and interacting with other media companies. He is full time support to the CEO and President-Head of Studio.
As previous Chairman and CEO of Digital Domain Media Group, Mr. Textor has combined resources of both Pulse and Digital to help create visual effects for more than 80 large scale feature films. There were 25 of those films done when Mr. Textor was in charge. He was responsible for the procurement and restructuring of Digital Domain Media Group in May 2006.
Pulse Evolution’s is known for generating ‘virtual humans’ for live and holographic concerts. Mr. Textor’s expertise in this area has helped Pulse to grow into a global leader of the computer-generated likeness. A recent example of how incredible these virtual humans are; is the human likeness of the late Michael Jackson that was in the live performance of the Bill Board Music Awards on May 8, 2014.
Today the development of computer generated human likeness is popular in the entertainment business. Pulse and Mr. Textor see this interest growing in the days ahead to include the military and surgical simulations. The uses for these applications will be far more lucrative in these situations as well as in telecommunications.