NET Critical Conversations: Pivoting Live Events Production to Grow A Company During Covid

FNTECH CEO Jeremy Muir began his career as an audio engineer and quickly moved to technical director, project manager and executive producer of live events. In 1996 he co-founded live events production company FNTECH which has been producing high-profile, multi-million-dollar live, in-person, events across the globe – and, during the past year, events designed for the pandemic era. Jeremy joins Critical Conversations host Mark Chiolis to talk about two key case studies of virtual events and what the future of a hybrid events environment looks like as we move forward.

Chief Executive Officer, FNTECH

Jeremy Muir has over 25 years of experience in the event industry. In 1996, he and his business partner Chad Kropke founded FNTECH in a small shop in Huntington Beach, CA. Bob Moe soon joined them and together they grew FNTECH into a full-service production company with multiple locations, over 100 full-time employees and millions in revenue. Clients include Facebook, Apple, HP, Samsung, OpenStack, Open Compute Project, Taco Bell, Wells Fargo, Vans, Volcom and many more. Jeremy, his beloved guitar, and his stack of super-secret nerd books currently reside in Southern California with his wife and daughter.

Mark Chiolis

Mark Chiolis, Director of Business Development, Mobile TV Group; HPA Board Member

Mark Chiolis is the Director of Business Development for Mobile TV Group (MTVG), which provides facilities for over 4,000 live professional and college sports events with more than 35 mobile units based throughout the U.S. MTVG has been leading the 4K/UHD/HDR live event production with key broadcasters, networks and distribution companies.

Mark is currently working to interface with customers and partners to develop and support MTVG’s entertainment, egames, and esports events with current and new trucks.

Prior to MTVG, Chiolis worked in marketing, business development, and sales for Grass Valley, Thomson, Technicolor, Philips, and BTS as well as at television stations KMUV, KRBK and KVIE.

Chiolis is an active board member of the HPA, an associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers, past section manager of SMPTE, member of STE, SBE and California Broadcasters Association.

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