Kürt E Neübauer - Founder, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Kürt E. Neübauer , Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Momentous Entertainment Group, founded the Company in 2013. He is a versatile, action-oriented, executive producer with over twenty five years of increasingly responsible management positions. Mr. Neübauer has been involved in all phases of high corporate business including research and development, acquisitions, packaging, financing, budgeting forecasting and taking companies public.
Working primarily behind the scenes, he has developed and implemented financing facilities, designed and implemented domestic and international sales and marketing campaigns. Over a career that spans 35 years, Mr. Neübauer has identified and developed many unique ideas and products and converted them to successful businesses, on both a domestic and an international scale. These enterprises include successful efforts in the oil and gas industries.
Mr. Neübauer's significant knowledge and expertise in all aspects of business development, marketing, and corporate structure, include decades of successful leadership in taking companies public. Since 1998, his responsibilities have included all areas of operations, working and reporting to the SEC, managing shareholder expectations, securing financing, populating, communicating and cooperating with boards and affiliated governances. This broad experience in the multi-disciplinary sectors of taking companies public will be key to the current market opportunities being sought for Momentous Entertainment. Mr. Neübauer overall brings discipline and structure to an industry which often times is somewhat anemic in these areas.
Tim Williams - Senior Executive Vice President - Business Development, Director and Corporate Secretary
Mr. Williams was an original founder of 24HR Fitness with Leonard Schlemm and Mark Mastrov. As the company’s first President, he pioneered and oversaw the original implementation of Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to the fitness industry. This process brought predictability to the health club industry and set the stage for Private Equity investment and National growth.
He was part of a group that purchased the rights to manufacture, distribute, and franchise Nautilus equipment in Japan. After establishing a showroom in Tokyo, a triventure was formed with Sumitomo and Mitsubishi to distribute Nautilus equipment. The group later sold the franchise rights to Sumitomo separately.
In the early 1990’s, he founded Results Sports and Fitness, a chain of full service Fitness clubs, which he sold to USA Health Technologies, a NASDAQ Public company, and became its President. He expanded the company rapidly by structuring deals using stock for acquisitions.
In 1997 he became CEO of Cosmedix, a laser hair removal company with multiple locations in four States. The company expanded to offer Botox, Facial Peels, and various Cosmetic Procedures through its Physician partners.
In 2003 he became Chairman and CEO of National Developers, a Real Estate Development firm in Phoenix AZ. The Company was involved in Land Development and Entitlement. It had an in-house Architectural and Engineering firm as well as a Design Center. The company built housing communities and platted over 2000 residential lots. It owned, designed and permitted a 21 story condo loft project known as Cosmopolitan Towers.
Mr. Williams was a Chairman to Espion International, an Artificial Intelligence venture based internet gateway security company. Espion’s Technology applies Probabilistic Reasoning, which allows it to learn and adapt to a company’s email flow without slowing or growing over time. The platform also assists organizations with Regulatory Compliance in areas such as HIPPA, GLBA, and Sarbanes Oxley. Clients include Major Universities, Hospitals, Governmental Agencies and Fortune 500 companies.
David Micek - Chief Operations Officer
David Micek, a dynamic marketing and product management executive with innovative business and proven skills in the IPTV, OTT, brings more than 35 years of senior-level product development, sales, marketing, operations and general management experience to Momentous Entertainment Group.
Mr. Micek is a recognized leader with a strong track record of product marketing build & grow skills and successes who drives rapid growth through innovative new product designs.
With a proven track record of developing, launching and growing new products into market leaders, he has an established reputation for achieving dominant market share positions for some of the most well-known technology brands.
Mr. Micek past accomplishments include serving as president at Internet search company AltaVista where he led a restructuring and sale of the company's enterprise software business. Before AltaVista, he was president and CEO of wireless networking company Zeus Wireless
Mr. Micek was also president and CEO of broadband video applications company iKnowledge. Prior to iKnowledge, he was vice president and general manager at Texas Instruments.
Micek holds an MBA from the University of Southern California. Mr. Micek has demonstrated repeated success leading product lines, business units and companies from the start-up level on up to over $250MM in revenues.
Laureen Falco - Chief Accounting Officer
After earning her Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Houston – Clear Lake in 1984, Laureen worked for both a national audit firm and Big 4 audit firm from 1984 – 1987. She performed audits in the financial, real estate and oil and gas sectors.
Laureen received her Bachelors of Arts – Music Performance (Voice) from the University of Houston, graduating summa cum laude in 1993. She performed consulting contracts in the Houston area until 2001.
Laureen worked for CFF Recycling, USA as an Assistant Controller from 2001 to 2004 and earned the “Employee of the Year” award in 2003. She worked at U.S. Zinc from 2004 - 2007, at that time a division of Aleris International (public) , as a Business Unit Controller, with 12 domestic and international locations, supervising 30 personnel, implementing Sarbanes-Oxley #404, and preparing the monthly business review with the executives of both U.S. Zinc and Aleris International.
Since 2007, Laureen has worked as a consultant working in the following areas: financial reporting, SEC filings, IFRS public filings, statutory accounting, external audit coordination, policy and procedure development, merger and acquisitions, Sarbanes-Oxley, bank audits, financial restatements and small business accounting and tax.
Laureen earned her Master’s in Accounting from University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2010, and has taught both undergraduate and graduate accounting on campus classes for the University of Phoenix. She has also taught ethics webinars for the American Institute of Continuing Professional Education. She has served as a City Treasurer for the City of El Lago from 2002 - 2004.
When Laureen is not working, she sings with the Bay Area Chorus of Greater Houston, and works with crafts and sewing.
Spencer D Proffer - Corporate Advisory Board
Spencer Proffer has been at the forefront of successful and inventive multimedia projects for years. Throughout an extensive entertainment career, he has consistently broken new ground with pioneering work on both creative and business fronts. As a marketing and media architect with an anchor in how music plays an organic role in various platforms, he has created and then implemented numerous initiatives on behalf of major television networks, advertising agencies, online, record, and motion picture companies. He also has a meaningful history of producing socially conscious events and enterprises which have both charitable as well as commercial components.
2014 enterprises which Proffer is quarterbacking are listed in PROJECTS & PARTNERS on our M17 site.
Here is Spencer's current Wikipedia page: Proffer's Wikipedia page.
Check out an interview he did with the Huffington Post by hitting this link: Huffington Post interview. His progressive thinking and results are also highlighted in both The Wall St Journal article on the Citizens Of The World enterprise which he architected and co-produced as well as in the Huffington Post where they have premiered M17 band Flying Machines’ English language version of “Citizens” with an embedded player and free download.
Spencer is a highly regarded media producer and strategist with a long history of connecting with audiences. His productions have garnered Academy, Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy and Tony awards and nominations, and as music producer, Spencer has sold millions of gold and platinum records.
In 2010, Proffer, together with long time collaborator and composer Larry Brown, won the Grand Prize Gold Medal at the 7th Annual Park City Film Music Festival for their his production, songwriting, scoring and music supervision work on the acclaimed documentary film, narrated by Dr. Maya Angelou entitled "As Seen Through These Eyes." It was financed and premiered on The Sundance Channel. As Seen Through These Eyes.
As a Music Director/ Supervisor,, he had handled over 160+ films/television project in a proactive, hands-on capacity for most of the key motion picture studios and major broadcast television networks (see IMDB for a detailed listing of Spencer’s film and television music work).
In addition to implementing the creative elements, Spencer’s work included negotiating all talent, licensing and soundtrack elements on behalf of the respective studio, network or production company. Over 35 of these were nominated or won major industry awards, and includes work with CBS, NBC, ABC, MTV, VH-1, Showtime Networks, TNT, USA Networks, Paramount, Touchstone, Lions Gate, 20th Century Fox and New Line Cinema. Additionally, he oversaw Showtime’s music interests on all levels for seven years, off campus.
Proffer has worked in a production capacity on twelve financed and distributed films and continues to do so now. Some highlights are: Spencer served as a Producer & Cast Album Producer of the 4 time Tony nominated Broadway hit, "It Ain't Nothin' But The Blues“; the 2 time Emmy nominated television special, "Robbie Robertson, Coming Home", CBS mini-series “Shake Rattle and Roll” and HBO’s award-winning multi-cultural series “Happily Ever After,” as music producer/director, songwriter. He was also a Co-Executive Producer of “Gods and Monsters” which won Academy, Golden Globe, Independent Spirit and other major awards.
Spencer’s music career and credits are equally formidable, having produced and overseen projects involving: Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Beyonce and Destiny’s Child, Darius Rucker/Hootie & The Blowfish, KISS, Green Day, Godsmack, Aerosmith, Sheryl Crow, Eric Clapton, Keith Urban, Britney Spears, 3 Doors Down, BB King, Heart, Cheap Trick, Jeff Beck, Brian May of Queen, Ritchie Sambora of Bon Jovi, Graham Nash, Alanis Morissette, Beach Boys, Quiet Riot and N’Sync to name a few. Amongst the 190 albums which Spencer has produced throughout his career, he helmed Tina Turner’s Acid Queen album from her role in The Who’s “Tommy” while serving as worldwide chief of A&R at United Artists as well as Quiet Riot’s “Metal Health”, the first debut hard rock album to reach #1 on the Billboard charts, selling over 7 million copies at that time.
As an early pioneer of laser light shows, Spencer also shepherded the first #1 rock album (Billy Thorpe’s Children Of The Sun) to be developed into computer-animated laser choreography and exhibited in planetariums across North America.
Spencer is an honors graduate of Loyola University School of Law and UCLA; has taught numerous courses at UCLA, USC and Syracuse U. and served on the Dean’s Council at the American University School of Communication in Washington, DC. Spencer is married with two sons, Morgan and Sterling.