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Our Philosophy

Creating memorable guest experiences through ground-breaking live events that are entertaining, innovative, and cutting edge.

We specialize in partnering with the biggest IP owners in the world in bringing their brands to life through immersive, captivating live experiences. With a heavy focus on family entertainment, Kilburn Live strives to help families find time to put their screens down and experience life together.

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Our Team

Great Ideas Start with Great People.

Kilburn’s management team is a diverse group of creative minds, with extensive experience in all aspects of the live entertainment business, from creative design, to production and operation.

CEO, Partner

Mark Manuel

Mark Manuel founded Kilburn Media in 2010. Mark is a top tier Hollywood executive and financier and has guided Kilburn to its impressive growth trajectory and investment track record. Under Mark’s leadership, Kilburn has grown from a film production and finance company to a diversified entertainment platform company with rapidly growing, profitable divisions in live events, television, distribution, and select corporate acquisitions. Kilburn has also expanded into select international territories in its bid to grow its media and entertainment presence on a global basis. Previously, Mark was the Executive Vice President of Structured Finance and Corporate Strategy for Lionsgate Entertainment.

Mark has extensive studio-based corporate development and structured finance experience. He has partnered with select family offices, high net worth individuals, institutional investors, and foreign investors and governments in their desire to invest in the film and entertainment industry. He has been recognized as one of the industry’s top corporate strategy executives.

Prior to Lionsgate, Mark was an executive with Paramount Pictures’ International Television Group. Before joining the entertainment industry, Mark worked in the investment banking and consulting industries, covering the media and entertainment industry.

Partner

Ted O’Neal

Ted O’Neal is a founding partner of Kilburn Media and has helped foster its phenomenal growth. He is active in the production and finance of live events, feature films, partnerships, and company strategy.
Ted utilizes his experience and strategic, legal, and financial expertise in capital and structured transactions to build long-term partnerships between Kilburn and private equity groups, family offices, and key partners around the world. He serves and has served as an officer and on the boards of various funds and operating companies, and in various executive and strategic positions for private equity and family office ownership groups, and has founded or co-founded a variety of successful ventures.

Ted graduated from Princeton University with honors where he played golf and volleyball and was an Ivy League Champion and holds his law degree with honors from SMU where he was a published member of the law review.

Partner

John Goff

John Goff is the Founder and Managing Principal of Goff Capital Partners where he focuses mainly on strategy. With a background in accounting, finance, and real estate, John has experience in all forms of investment, including public and private securities in various industries. He co-founded Crescent Real Estate in the early 1990s and led it to its IPO in 1994. As its CEO, he grew it into a multi-billion dollar company, which was acquired by Morgan Stanley in 2007. In 2009, John teamed up with Barclays Capital to reacquire Crescent.

John graduated from the University of Texas where he recently made his single largest donation to their School of Business. When he’s not in Texas, he can be found skiing in Colorado.

Partner

Travis Goff

Travis Goff is President of Goff Capital, a Fort Worth, Texas-based family office. Goff Capital is the family office of John Goff which directly invests in public securities as well as private equity in a variety of sectors. The firm also manages Crescent Real Estate Holdings, a real estate private equity firm. Travis manages all existing and potential private and public investments for Goff Capital.

Travis is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and began his career in the real estate group at Morgan Stanley in New York working in both the investment banking and principal investing platforms. He currently serves as a Board Member of several companies in the technology, manufacturing, and esports industries.

COO

Jon Sanford

Jonathan has worked in the entertainment industry for the past 15 years, both on stage and behind the scenes. He has produced and managed shows in some of the most iconic venues around the world including The Queen Mary, Chicago’s Navy Pier, Broadway’s Marriott Marquis Theater and The Sydney Opera House, to name a few.

CFO

Maryann Milligan

Adam Tran – Staff Accountant
Caitlin Kowalke – VP Business Affairs
Donovan Will – VP Production and Operations
Doug Hastings – VP Risk Management
Frank Prather – Producer
Helen Yu – Associate Producer
James Samson – VP Creative and Operations
Jenny Colburn – Chief Creative – London
Jeremiah Pierson – Production
Joey Krieger – Graphic Designer
Joseph Franco – Warehouse Manager
Kyle MacFarlane – Merchandising Manager
Kyle Rosenblum – Creative Producer
Logan Caldwell – Project Manager
Lucy Treadway – Producer
Mars Tanumihardja – Technical Production Director
Michael Walker – Senior Accountant
Renee Froix – VP Production
Spenser Prelletz – Operations
Vance Galloway – Technical Manager and AV Architect
William Castonzo – Producer
Zak Sender – Social Media Manager