Dan Diamond– Managing Partner
KAOS Connect, LLC
Dan Diamond, Managing Partner of Kaos Connect. LLC is a tech-savvy executive with over 30 years of executive experience and success in the network broadcast, cable, film and entertainment industries. His highly unique set of diverse skills across multiple business disciplines led to the creation and development of consumer entertainment at National CineMedia (NCM) under the brand Fathom Events. A proven leader, Diamond’s strategic vision and leadership were critical success factors in his role as senior vice president of business development, entertainment programming and marketing. Diamond was a driving force in the creation of an entirely new entertainment category leading to the transformation of movie theatres into “local community event centers.” His visionary leadership and ability to leverage and integrate numerous strategic partnerships while creating win-win scenarios, all led to the acquisition and execution of hundreds of successful “in-theater” entertainment events. During his tenure, Fathom Events evolved from a business development concept to exponential growth and profitability generating annual revenues in excess of $35 million while been named the “World’s Leader in Alternative Cinema Content” (“Event Cinema”) by Screen Digest in 2011.
Among the most notable Fathom “events” that transpired under his guidance were concerts such as: Eric Clapton’s Crossroads, Prince, KISS, the Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Josh Groban and Celine Dion; classical arts events such as internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang, Yo Yo Ma, the Bolshoi, Royal Opera and New York City Ballets; performing arts events highlighted by a series with Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber including “Les Mis,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Love Never Dies” and renowned stage performances featuring the works of Shakespeare from The Globe Theatre and “A Street Car Named Desire” from London’s National Theater along with many others; major film anniversary events including “Lord of the Rings,” “West Side Story,” “Casablanca,” and the “The Wizard of Oz”; socially relevant, interactive events such as “I.O.U.S.A” featuring Warren Buffet, “Bold and Fresh Tour” featuring Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly, “Monumental” & “Unstoppable” featuring Kirk Cameron, “Patterns of Evidence” with Meteor17, “Irreplaceable” and “The Dropbox” in association with Focus on the Family, “Rise” in partnership with United Stated Olympic Figure Skating and “E3 Live” in partnership with Spike and Sony; children’s programs, horror classics, sports events including the last seven (7) Floyd Mayweather title bouts in partnership with HBO and Showtime, UFC fights, the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2011 Wimbledon Women’s and Men’s Finals; 3-D events including Peter Gabriel, “Giselle”, “The 50th Anniversary Celebration of Doctor Who” in partnership with the BBC; and in its tenth, record breaking season, The Met Opera: Live in HD Series in participating movie theaters nationwide
Prior to creating Fathom Events Diamond served as a director of creative services in both the NBC and CBS station groups where he led on air product, production, creative services, sales, promotional and marketing efforts. Additionally, Diamond has been at the forefront of technology innovation/implementation including serving as director of Interactive Cable Broadcast Operations for US WEST where he played a key role in developing the world’s first fully interactive television network (FSN) in conjunction with Time-Warner and Tribune Broadcasting. Additionally, Diamond’s work in broadcast and music has been recognized with multiple Emmy awards.
Before embarking on his career in broadcast television, Diamond founded and operated successful businesses in the production, studio, music and golf industries including the production of two “top 40” recording artists and the creation of the world’s first, subscriber based video magazine, “Golf Shots”, named by People Magazine as a top 5 “business” to watch during that time.