LEADERSHIP

TEBEIER MA

Founder and CEO

     All his life, Tebeier has approached business and the arts as a global effort. In his travels, the Pegasus Global Vision founder has connected collaborators at some of the world’s premiere film and television events including: the Sundance Film Festival, the Cannes Film Festival, the Chinese American Film Festival, the Busan International Film Festival, the Hong Kong International FILMART, and the Shanghai International Film Festival.
     

 

     Tebeier is a graduate of George Washington University’s GW School of Business and the University of Southern California’s MFA program in Cinematic Arts. Adding to his traditional studies, Tebeier is fluent in 4 languages (Mandarin, Cantonese, English, Japanese) with additional project experience in Korean and Spanish.
   

 

      Beyond business and economics, Tebeier gained insight into the social benefits of cultural exchange from his work within the Beijing Olympic Games and various performance arts programs. PGV was built on Mr. Ma’s view that bringing ideas to life comes about as a result of rich, varied resources in combination with rich, varied experiences.

DAN FUNES

Corporate Strategy Manager

 

     Beginning as a published writer, Dan drifted into sports as both a professional athlete and a journalist after graduating with honors from Florida State University—degrees in Creative Writing with a Film Minor and Human Resources Management. After retiring from mixed martial arts and years as Managing Editor at a Canadian-based publication company, Dan worked in the tech industry to build startups around innovative ideas. Now, refocused on storytelling, Dan brings a unique business background and experience to his role as a producer and Pegasus Global Vision’s Corporate Strategy Manager.

   

 

      In addition to independent projects, Dan supports an array of up-and-coming filmmakers and artists. He has produced multiple Alfred P. Sloan grant recipient films and thesis films within USC, Loyola Marymount University, and Columbia University. Several of the films he has worked on have been selected to notable Academy-accredited festivals such as Tribeca, LA Shorts, and HollyShorts. Among other awards, his films were selected for the Diversity Showcase at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2015 and earned him a Student Academy Award nomination in 2018.