John Textor has certainly forged an extensive career in the years following his college graduation. Although this Wesleyan University alumnus was awarded a BA degree in economics Textor has used his education and talents to become one of the foremost innovators in the movie production industry.
It was obvious in BusinessWire that Textor was a perfect fit for the executive ranks, even when he was still a relatively new and untested talent. He became the founding director of the Lydiann Trust Company and oversaw finance and planning at the Michael Serdlow Company. His rise through the company ranks would also see him serve as the Chief Executive Officer and Board Chairman for the Sims Snowboards conglomerate.
One of his most successful career paths began with Wyndcrest Holdings. This Florida based firm was co-founded by Textor during the 1990s and he was designated as the company’s managing partner. The firm focused directly on specific communication industries such as entertainment, internet and the burgeoning field of telecommunications.
Digital media would soon become Textor’s overriding interest and he continued to use his business acumen to propel his career forward. Two years after his Wyndcrest Holdings debut this businessman was asked to become the director for BabyUniverse and The Parent Company. This was one of the early internet retailers who specialized in sales of products for children.
Textor quickly moved up the business ladder. In 2002 he took over as chairman of this retail giant. By 2005 Textor was elected as the company’s CEO (chief executive officer).
In 1999, John Textor became director of The Parent Company and BabyUniverse, an internet retailer of children’s products. He became chairman in 2002 and moved up to chief executive officer (CEO) in 2005.
As CEO and Chairman at Digital Domain Media Group it would be Textor who helped lead the way during the years of restructuring and acquisitions. During this time period Textor was deeply involved in the production of some of this decade’s most memorable movie releases.
Those superbly computerized special effects viewed in Tron, Pirates of the Caribbean, Benjamin Button and Transformers were created by the Digital Domain Media Group when Textor was at the helm. Textor’s most recent contributions to the film and media industry have involved the creation and production of virtual images of such iconic stars as Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe.