Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Who We Are

David Larkin
David Larkin is Managing Director of the Loft Group and has extensive experience in both new media and "old" media.

He is the Founder and CEO if GoWatchit.com, a search engine and universal queue for movies.

David is also Executive Chairman of Nanotronics Imaging, an innovative platform for high resolution digital imaging and analysis.

David worked in every role throughout the film and video industry from production manager to producer in New York and Hollywood. Memorable films include The Flamingo Kid, Kane and Abel, and late night cable staple Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers, better known as CHUD.

David was Vice President of the Larkin Group, the world’s largest producer of fashion tradeshows, and founded the Tradeshow News Network, www.tsnn.com, the tradeshow industry’s leading site on the internet which was sold to the Tarsus Group in 2001, bought back by David in 2004, and resold to Tarsus in 2007.

David's business also extends to philanthropy. He is on the Board of Directors of Trickle Up, an innovative group that helps the world’s poorest people start businesses thorough micro grants and business training. In the last 30 years, Trickle Up has started over 125,000 businesses in more than 90 countries.

He is also a director of the Montauk Observatory, the mission of which is to build a public astronomical observatory for the education and enjoyment of students, astronomy buffs and families on the East End of Long Island.

In October 1996 David was part of a team that be made the first descent of an unexplored river in Tibet, the Shilo Hi, accompanied by a National Geographic writer/photographer and film crew. http://www.earthriver.com/Library/shuiluo.php