Bradford Allen serves as a member of our board of directors. Mr. Allen is a seasoned financier, entrepreneur, and business executive, having spent the past 35 years in senior roles at various firms in New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. Mr. Allen’s experience in finance covers private wealth management, investment banking and venture capital, and has involved fund raising as well as mergers and acquisitions. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Allen has founded, funded and successfully exited three companies — BuyGolf.com, eFederal and NextVR — in the technology, e-commerce and enterprise software sectors.
From August 2020 to present, Mr. Allen has served as Executive Chairman of Vaunt Inc., a leading sports and entertainment intellectual property development company. At Vaunt Inc., he is responsible for corporate strategy, strategic partnerships and all financings of the company. From September 2020 to present, Mr. Allen has served on the board directors of Duddell Street Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: DSAC), a special purpose acquisition company focused on global companies in fintech, telecom, media and technology, healthcare, and consumer sectors with Asian growth potential.
Mr. Allen previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vaunt Inc. from August 2018 to August 2020. Mr. Allen co-founded a leading virtual reality technology company, NextVR, which was acquired in 2020 by Apple Inc. From May 2014 to January 2018, he served as Executive Chairman of NextVR. Mr. Allen graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.