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iocus invests, develops,

produces & sells content in film,

television & new media.

 

FOUNDERS

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Aaron Gingrich

co-Chief Creative Officer

President of International Affairs

received a B.F.A. in Acting and Writing from Emerson College and is a graduate of The Second City, Chicago. He is represented by APA and CAA. Aaron is an international award winning writer and creator who has written and produced original content for SONY, NBC, FOX, The Cookie Jar, Cartoon Network,The Hub, JibJab, and Funny or Die. He is currently writing and producing several live action series with the Executive Producer of HBO’s Golden Globe and Emmy award winning ‘Big Little Lies.’ Aaron resides in Hollywood, California.

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 is an internationally known Actor and producer. She is an Austrian American who received her B.F.A. in Acting from Emerson College. Victoria is represented by APA. Victoria has created and produced several short and live action films while voicing original characters for numerous animated projects for companies such as Disney, TNT, MONDO, The Hub, Comedy Central and The Cartoon Network. Victoria resides in Hollywood, California.

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Nicolas Vannier

is a fiercely independent producer of film and television. Nicolas has been producing and distributing films internationally for the last two decades through his company Orly Films. He received his Film degree from Emerson College. Mr. Vannier is a member of the Film Censorship Board in France. He is also on the Board of the Producers Union, the UPC (Union Des Producers de Film.) Nicolas resides in Paris, France.

co-Chief Creative Officer

Victoria Ullmann

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Rudi Hilti

Chairman

Rudolf “Rudi” Hilti is an entrepreneur and visionary from Liechtenstein. Rudi considers himself a global citizen, a responsible optimist and a change maker, who invests his emotional and financial resources exclusively in projects which are aligned with his values focusing on integrity and sustainability. Rudi is among others the co-founder of the The System Change Foundation and the think & do-tank THEHUS.institute, a platform to explore the transformation of the old economy into an ecologically as well as economically sustainable digital modern era. An integral part of the foundation includes the emerging global governance systems and the corresponding digital citizenships which asks for global values. The foundation sees itself as a value-based global village for global topics to rethink systems and global challenges holistically, free of higher national interests.

BOARD MEMBERS

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David Armstrong

Chief Operating Officer

is an entertainment professional who started as a Film Editor for acclaimed independent Actor/Director John Cassavetes on ‘A Woman Under The Influence’ and ‘Killing of a Chinese Bookie.’ He has been an acquisition executive for USA Networks International, launching SciFi Channel in the UK, Scandinavia and Benelux. He has been an International sales executive as Senior Vice President for both All American Entertainment and MGM Studios. He has won a PromaxBDA award for marketing campaigns. David resides in Southern California.

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 Paul Condolora

Chief Financial Officer

Paul Condolora has built and/or led the global brands Cartoon Network and Adult Swim in the Digital and Consumer Products space to record revenue, profitability, and audience size throughout his 14-year tenure. Paul expanded his branding and strategy expertise by joining Warner Bros. as the co-head of the Harry Potter Global Franchise Development team. More recently, Paul was the COO of two VC-backed startups. Paul earned his MBA in Entertainment Management from the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management, his Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Oswego and is a former member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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Sebastian Shariati

is a serial entrepreneur and VC investor. He has a background in financial engineering with an expertise in entertainment business strategy and development. Sebastian has over the last 15 years amassed a vast and in-depth insight and experience in all aspects of the entertainment industry, ranging from Broadway plays to blockbuster Hollywood productions and A.I. integrated digital platforms. Sebastian resides in Stockholm, Sweden. 

Chief Investment Officer

TEAM MEMBERS

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Elsa Reichling

Local Director

Elsa is responsible for all financial and operational matters at the RHEINEST Family Office ecosystem and acts as the right-hand woman of Rudi Hilti. She has gained extensive experience in marketing, management, and administration over the past few years, while completing a Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences and a CAS in Sustainability Management at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

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Jamieson Mundy

Business Technical

Development

A accomplished branding strategist, social engineer and creative with over 10 years in a creative capacity within the technology space. Jamieson’s helped to create and sell his first tech start-up at the age of 20. His experience ranges from branding & marketing label recording artist and consumer products to being involved in multiple start-ups in a design, marketing and product capacity.

BOARD OF ADVISORS

Jere R. Hausfater

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Tristan du Laz

        Tristan du Laz has held leadership roles at Warner Music, Sony Music, Studiocanal, Canal+ group or TF1 group. Since 2010 until now he was Deputy CEO at TF1 Studio, the leading French media group movie arm, overseeing distribution in all media (theatrical and e-cinema, home entertainment, VOD & SVOD, TV sales) for French speaking territories.  Tristan combines a unique experience of over 20 years in the media and film industry, with recognized expertise and a strong track record in the areas of marketing, acquisitions, distribution or digital businesses. He currently heads Originals Factory, a distribution company in France.

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Gregg Fienberg

        Gregg Fienberg has served as one of HBO’s top Executive Producers since 2000.  Gregg's producing credits include the the long-running HBO series “True Blood” and the original “Twin Peaks” series with David Lynch, Big Little Lies, seasons 1 and 2, I Know This Much is True, starring Mark Ruffalo, Sharp Objects starring Amy Adams and White House Plumbers, a limited series about the Watergate burglaries starring Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux.

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Debbie Liebling

           Deborah Liebling has been a significant comedy influencer in film and TV both as an executive and as a producer. She recently partnered with renowned film director Sam Raimi in a new TV company with Skydance Media. Together, they have set up a new series and a feature film at AMAZON, as well as a series at UCP. Deborah was President of Red Hour Films, where, with her partner, Ben Stiller, she has produced four new television series.   Prior to joining Red Hour, she was President of Production at Universal Pictures where she oversaw the development and production of many hit films including “Bridesmaids,” ”Pitch Perfect,” “American Pie 2,” “Ted,” and “Wanderlust.”  She has been nominated for several Emmy awards as Executive Producer of “South Park.”

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Jere R. Hausfater

          Hausfater spent a majority of his film career at Disney serving as Executive Vice President of Acquisitions and Business Affairs for Buena Vista International/Buena Vista Home Entertainment, and Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, responsible for worldwide acquisition of theatrical motion pictures. Hausfater’s division within Disney achieved over $300M in operating income. Hausfater worked as Executive Vice President, Miramax International overseeing international theatrical distribution, marketing, sales, home video, television and international business affairs. He was in charge of the LA office and a senior executive of Miramax’s worldwide acquisition group.

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Gary Marenzi

            Gary Marenzi is the founder and CEO of Marenzi & Associates, which provides creative collaboration, strategic management advice and implementation for the media and entertainment industry. For decades, Marenzi has been an industry leader and innovator in launching global content franchises including STARGATE, NCIS, VIKINGS and KILLING EVE. His advisory firm’s work, his very well established relationships with key decision makers, and his senior level executive tenures at Endeavor Content, MGM Television, Paramount Television, UIP Pay TV, etc., enable Marenzi to navigate the world of global content development and sales in an extremely effective manner and in a way few others can. Marenzi previously served as Head of Entertainment Sales & Partnerships at Endeavor Content, as well as holding President roles at Paramount International Television, MGM Worldwide Television and UIP Pay Television. Marenzi is an active Board Member of the Hollywood Radio & TV Society (HRTS), and has served on the Executive Committees of the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (IATAS).

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