Mr. Tan is currently the Chief Executive Officer/ President of Victory Hill Exhibitions (VHE). VHE is the exclusive partner of Marvel Entertainment for The Avengers’ Exhibition – titled ‘Marvel’s Avengers Station Exhibit’ since 2013. The company also secured the global exhibition rights (ex-Japan) to the Transformers franchise from Hasbro in 2015.
VHE combines intellectual property with in-house creative talent to produce world-class museum and entertainment content that are visually appealing and educational, involving the latest technologies, to target demographics of all ages.)
The company (VHE) was acquired by Singapore’s publicly-listed Cityneon Holdings Ltd in 2015. Mr. Tan is currently a major shareholder of Cityneon Holdings Ltd and sits on the board as its executive director since November 2015.
In 2010, Mr. Tan was appointed to the Board of EpiCentre Holdings – another publicly listed company in the Stock Exchange of Singapore (SGX) – as its Independent Director. Mr. Tan is now in his 6th year of appointment. Mr. Tan is also currently the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of the publicly listed company. In addition, Mr. Tan was also a previous independent board member of SGX-listed Friven & Co in Singapore in 2009 and NASDAX OMX publicly listed company, Mavshack AB in Sweden in 2015.
Moreover, Mr. Tan was the International Director of the investment holding company, First Alverstone Partners in Singapore, and served as executive directors of boards of other local and international companies previously, such as EMS Holdings (themed exhibition company headquartered in Austria), Hi-5 World (a global pre-school entertainment group formerly owned by Endemol Group and Australia’s NINE Television), and BASE Entertainment Asia (the management partner of Marina Bay Sands Group, MBS, for its MasterCard theatres to develop, produce, program and manage live entertainment presentations in MBS Theatres).
Mr. Tan was the Producer for the first ever, well-received Hi-5 movie “Some Kind of Wonderful” in 2012 that was screened across Australia and various other parts of the world. He was also the Producer of the award winning Hi-5 television series (Hi-5 House) that was shot and produced for the first time in Singapore in 2013 and sold and broadcasted to more than 200 countries globally. Hi-5 continues to be one of the top children’s entertainment brands globally.
Mr. Tan’s previous company was acquired by another publicly listed company in Singapore in 2009. The company was the principal partner involved in the production of the “Disney PIXAR’s 20 Years of Animation” in Singapore in 2010 in conjunction with DISNEY/ PIXAR Studios.
In his earlier careers, Mr. Tan served in various distinguished management positions at the Media Corporation of Singapore, LexisNexis Asia Pacific in Singapore and Hong Kong, and the Singapore Tourism Board/ Economic Development Board of Singapore.
Mr. Tan brings with him a balanced mix of public, corporate, and entrepreneurial experiences that are rare to come by in a single person. Mr. Tan’s experiences especially in the field of intellectual property production, themed entertainment, venue operations and management, licensing and merchandising, also come in useful in his entrepreneurial pursuits. Mr. Tan was awarded the prestigious Singapore Government scholarship to pursue his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA.
A member of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Televisions Arts, Nicholas leads the creative direction of Victory Hill Exhibitions. An award winning producer/ director / writer with over 15yrs experience in the entertainment industry, Nicholas specializes in creating engaging entertainment productions across multiple platforms.
He has been responsible for the creation and / or implementation of numerous national and international productions for partners and clients such as Marvel, DC Comics, Warner Bros, CBS, Honda, The Entertainment Quarter, Hoyts Cinema and more, receiving high levels of critical and commercial success with his works.
Stephen Couture , is principal of Couture & Company, a private corporate financial consulting firm formed in 1973. Over the last 20 years, he has focused on professional consulting engagements with entrepreneurial and middle market companies over a broad range of industries. In the last 10 years, Stephen’s primary focus has been on managing high-growth companies, both public and private, in the entertainment industry. He has served as CFO and a member of the board of directors for several global museum exhibition companies.
Stephen has an established track record serving as the senior financial executive in early stage, rapid growth, middle market companies. He has assisted in completing a number acquisitions and divestitures across various industries. His expertise includes completing financings from private and public funding sources, business plan development and implementation, management systems implementation, cash management, financial reporting, implementing controls and procedures, budgeting and modeling, and regulatory agency reporting and compliance.
He co-founded Victory Hill Exhibitions, LLC. in 2012 which produced Marvel’s Avengers Station exhibition, through licensing with Marvel Studios, which is currently showing at Discovery Times Square in New York City. He also served as Vice President Finance & CFO and a member of the board of directors of Premier Exhibitions, Inc. from February 2006 until January 2008.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in management systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Business Administration in finance and accounting from The University of Tampa. Stephen resides in Tampa, Florida and he and his wife Nikki have two children.
Michael Mattox brings to Victory Hill Exhibitions more than 15 years of technical entertainment experience. Before joining Victory Hill Exhibitions, Mattox was the Director of the Theatrical Services and Entertainment Operations at SeaWorld® San Diego. From 2013 to the end of 2015, Mattox oversaw a team of 149, which includes crew operations, electronic services, technical production supervisors, theatrical maintenance, costume shop, media studios, wardrobe and theming services.
From 2007 to 2013, Mattox was both the Technical Director and Operations Production Manager for the Cirque du Soleil show, “Mystère,” at Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, where he led multiple departments, including wardrobe, rigging, audio, carpentry, automation, lighting and props. He started his Las Vegas career as the Technical Supervisor for the world premiere of “STORM” at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, which allowed for his transition to Cirque du Soleil Inc. for the installation and creation of “KÀ.”
In 1998, Mattox began his professional career with VEE Corporation in Minneapolis, Minn. as part of the “Sesame Street Live” national touring show, where he held multiple positions, including head rigger, technical director and carpenter.
From 2010 to 2013, Mattox developed and taught two undergraduate/graduate level classes at University of Nevada, Las Vegas to entertainment engineering and theater students. He received his Bachelor’s degree in design technology from West Virginia University, in Morgantown, WV, in 1998 and his Master’s degree in technical direction from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2013.
Mattox currently lives in Las Vegas, NV., with his wife and daughter, while his other daughter resides and is performing in Chicago. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family camping, boating and traveling the world.
Prior to joining us at Victory Hill, Daniel was from MGM Grand where he served as Director of Retail Operations. While at MGM Grand, he was part of a management core that oversaw the development of 5 new retail offerings, renovation of the Grand and Co Lobby Store, and remodeling of the District corridor in the hotel. Participating in the company’s profit growth plan, Daniel and his team increase key performance indicators (Units per transactions, transactions, and average dollar sale) by creating a Sales Associate Daily Audit Program. This program was adopted by multiple departments as well. Additional responsibilities were overseeing the wedding chapel and in-room minibar departments, totaling an approximate 130 employees.
Before his time at MGM Grand, Daniel was with EMS Entertainment, where he served as general manager. While at EMS Entertainment, he was part of a team that opened the company’s first permanent attraction, CSI: The Experience at MGM Grand. Daniel and his team set precedence for EMS Entertainment to open four attractions across the United States within a two-year period. All policies and procedures were developed and modeled from CSI: The Experience. This includes retail purchasing programs, sales initiative programs, and guest experience programs.
Originally from Vegas, Daniel played for the University of Nevada Las Vegas’ men’s soccer team while earning his bachelor’s degree in finance. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys soccer, cycling, and backcountry snowboarding.
After graduating the San Francisco Art Institute, Richard Sears made his short film, An Evil Town. The screenplay was adapted from a short story by the late author, Charles Bukowski. The film went on to win many awards including Cannes – Le Semaine de la Critique and The New York Underground Film Festival. Following this achievement, Sears filmed Bongwater (1997), the film featured a relatively unknown cast featuring Luke Wilson, Jack Black, Brittney Murphy, Alicia Witt, Andy Dick, Scott Caan and Jeremy Sisto. The film premiered at the LA Independent Film Festival and has gone on to become a cult-classic.
Also during this time, enlisted by Weiden & Kennedy Advertising Agency to do an ESPN campaign, Sears embarked on his commercial directing and producing career that has spanned over 10 years and has produced over 100 commercials and campaigns.
Additionally, Sears has written and directed short films for Canal Plus/France, Nissan, University of Phoenix and Department of Homeland Security.
Mr. Sears’ films have played at numerous festivals around the world including Cannes, Rotterdam, San Sebastian, Berlin, Toronto, Houston, Sonoma and Palm Springs.
Olivier Katz brings over 20 years of leadership experience in entertainment, television, marketing and media companies.
Katz professional milestones include his tenure as President of Bie Media, a digital marketing product international company, as well as President of The Viral Factory, a digital viral agency, and President of Celluloid Holdings, overseeing subsidiaries content development, production and advertising companies.
Earlier in his career as a producer and executive producer of feature films, TV programs and commercials, Katz garnered numerous national and international awards (Cannes, Clio’s, and Sundance).