VINCENT BUTTA, Co-Founder
Senior Executive with over 30 years of international business leadership in entertainment, retail/e commerce, consumer products, health and wellness, B2B B2C technologies, social media, and licensing. Turnaround Specialist for both Public and Private companies with expertise in strategy, business acceleration, fundraising and executive management. From early stage and start up, to $300+ million enterprises.
Vincent created one of the largest marketing companies (ADC) in the US (3rd largest in the world) Some of the more notable products Vincent was instrumental in bringing to market are the “Pump Sneaker” for Reebok, Bitten by Sarah Jessica Parker, Starbury by Stephon Marbury, and the overall creation and global roll out of beauty retailer “Sephora” which included the creation of 30 new brands for the chain.
After selling his company in 2000 Vincent was focused on turnaround and business acceleration on behalf of VC’s, Private equity, high net worth, and institutional investors. Some of those companies included SuperStock (Vice Chairman), a digital stock photography distribution company, Dashing Diva a spa franchise (President), SAAS/Mobile technology company EMT (CEO), Solaris Entertainment (President), and most recently Carnegie Technologies (President and COO) where on behalf of a large Private equity fund he managed operations for 8 B2B tech platforms (from Fintech and SAAS platforms to IOT and Satellite communications) and breakthrough B2C social media platform “Triller” which Vincent led the recent sale to Proxima Media. Vincent currently serves on the board of Triller.
In the entertainment business Vincent has both studio and independent film experience. As President of Solaris Entertainment the company produced “Tumbleweeds” (winner of Sundance Film Festival and two Golden Globe awards, and one Oscar nomination) 2005 Miracle about the 1980 US Olympic team with Disney, 2007 Pride and Glory with Colin Farrell, Jon Voight and Ed Norton and in 2010 Warrior” which featured Tom Hardy and Nick Nolte, “Warrior” had a best supporting actor and Oscar nomination for Nick Nolte, and as President of “Rogue Wave” entertainment which has a focus on faith oriented films such as ”Soul Surfer”, and “Hacksaw Ridge”.