Hunter is a Tony award winning Broadway producer with a strong background in senior executive leadership at mid-cap companies. He is a frequent lecturer and guest professor on global business trends, emerging markets, alternative investments and entertainment business. His Broadway credits include Hadestown, Pretty Woman: The Musical, Anastasia, Dear Evan Hansen (Tony Award), Kinky Boots (Tony Award and Olivier Award), Gettin’ the Band Back Together, Head Over Heels, Once On This Island (Tony Award), M Butterfly, Disaster!, Allegiance, Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening (Tony Nomination), The Visit (Tony Nomination), It’s Only a Play, Mothers and Sons (Tony Nomination), The Bridges of Madison County, Macbeth, Godspell, and Chinglish. London credits include: The Inheritance, The Jungle, Hadestown, Tina: The Musical, Edward Albee’s The Goat. In addition to his producing projects, Hunter is the founder and CEO of ARTech Holdings, LLC an incubator and holding company focused on generating technologies to support the live arts community. Hunter earned his bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurial Business from DePaul University and his Master’s in Business Administration from TRIUM, a joint program representing NYU Stern School of Business, H.E.C. Paris and the London School of Economics.
During his 19 years as a U.S. Navy SEAL, Curt deployed 13 times leading the nation’s premier assault force in global high-risk combat operations, earning two Bronze Star medals for combat valor. His ability to build high-performance teams and forge unlikely alliances revolutionized the application of elite special operations units to defeat sophisticated international threat networks.
After retiring from the military, Curt parlayed his operational experience to the business world as Managing Partner at the McChrystal Group before founding Ridgeline Partners and the Broadway Strategic Return Fund. As CEO of Ridgeline, he capitalizes on military, academic and business world experiences to advise numerous organizations, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to niche startups on how to catalyze an exponential culture of execution and innovation. As General Partner at the Fund, he collaborates with fellow partners to produce and invest in a robust portfolio of productions in effort to provide a meaningful avenue for others to invest in the arts community.
Curt earned his Bachelor of Science from the United States Naval Academy and his Master of Business Administration through combined programs at the London School of Economics, New York University’s Stern School of Business and H.E.C. School of Management in Paris.
A career mathematician, software developer and entrepreneur with 15 years of trading experience, John has applied his unique expertise across a diverse set of industries, ranging from digital advertising and technology startups to futures traders and Broadway producers.
As a Commodity Trading Advisor and Commodity Pool Operator, John offered AI-based intraday managed futures accounts to institutions, family offices, and individuals for over 10 years. Utilizing proprietary trading algorithms and technology, John built a dynamic and self-adaptive trading portfolio that won the RQSI/Access CTA Star Search Competition. He has held FINRA Series 3 and 65 licenses.
He previously founded Independent Trader, Inc., a software company that provides a turnkey high-speed automated trading platform for futures traders, and Validated Media, a market maker for digital mobile, video, and display advertising. John also serves as Special Advisor to Builders.VC, a $200 million venture fund.
John's manuscript, A Nontrivial Extension of the 3x+1 Problem to Z2[i], was published in The Fibonacci Quarterly, a peer-reviewed journal of mathematics focused on number theory.
Director, Investor Relations
As a theatrical producer specializing in commercial Broadway, Kayla's Broadway credits include: Anastasia, Gettin’ the Band Back Together, Once On This Island and Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening. Off-Broadway, she produced Daddy Long Legs. Kayla previously served as the Director of Operations and Marketing at ARTech Holdings, an incubator and holding company focused on generating technologies to support the live arts community. In addition, she was previously the Managing Director of the Davenport Theatre and Ken Davenport’s Producing Associate. Since 2016, Kayla has been a judge for the annual SHENYC festival dedicated to supporting the creation of new works by female writers and composers. She has produced benefit concerts for GLAAD (Broadway Gets GLAAD) and The Trevor Project (Say My Name). Kayla earned her bachelor’s degree from NYU in Secondary Education with a concentration in English (Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development) and in The Business of Entertainment, Media and Technology in a joint program through NYU’s Stern School of Business and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Vice President, Investor Development
As Vice President of Investor Development, Terry Loftis is responsible for nurturing existing investor relations as well as identifying and cultivating prospective investors across multiple United States markets. He leverages his diverse background in marketing, business and the Arts to host exclusive investor events that provide a platform for people to connect more directly with their passions.
Terry is a 2015 Tony-nominated Broadway producer for The Visit starring the legendary Chita Rivera. He also served as one of the producers of Bandstand, which won the 2017 Tony for best choreography and received a nomination for best orchestration. He also served as executive producer of the short film GLASS and feature film Love Anonymous, as well as segment producer on NBC’s The Voice – Season 4 and producer on Let’s GO D/FW, a local entertainment show in Dallas.
Terry is also an accomplished jazz vocalist and has performed over the years on a variety of stages including the Sammons Center for the Arts in Dallas, Denise Lee Onstage Productions – Cabaret Series, the Como Inn in Chicago, the Lenox Lounge in Harlem.