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Matt Hermer

Los Angeles, CA, USA

President & CEO

Futura Media Inc.

Matt Hermer


Matt Hermer is President & CEO of Futura Media Inc., his privately held company focusing on establishing Food & Beverage concepts across America. In October 2018, Matt opened his first restaurant roll out concept, The Draycott. This flagship restaurant is located in Rick Caruso’s new development in Palisades Village, Los Angeles. Matt is also opening Olivetta in November in West Hollywood, with several other sites and corporate acquisitions earmarked for 2019/20. Additionally, Matt is the Founder of the UK based Ignite Group, which owned international award-winning premium bars, clubs & restaurants, which Matt sold in 2017.

Having gained vast knowledge throughout his 25 year career in investment banking and hospitality, Matt helped revolutionise London’s failing cocktail culture in 1998 when he launched the Eclipse Bar, in London, Istanbul and W Hotel in Barcelona.

Matt played an instrumental part in London’s farm-to-table movement, opening a number of Bumpkin restaurants in London which received outstanding reviews and praise for its commitment to using sustainable seasonal British produce.

Matt also created the world-renowned nightclub, Boujis. Now sold, Boujis proved to be a huge decade long success. With venues in London & Hong Kong, Boujis boasted a high-profile clientele of aristocracy and A-list celebrities.

A graduate of the University of Reading with a BA (Hons) degree in Politics & History, he sits on several boards and supports many charitable organisations. Whilst acting as Chairman to numerous private equity backed businesses and other Food & Beverage establishments, Matt continues to work on developing brands and concepts and is focussing on expanding his hospitality portfolio within the USA.

Matt Hermer’s Newsfeed

Evening Standard
Young Kate Middleton partying: 28 throwback photos of the Duchess of Cambridge’s clubbing days

It was in Matt Hermer's Boujis that Kate Middleton let her hair down in the early years of her relationship with Prince William. Therefore it is to Boujis we imagine the Duchess would award the 'Best Club of the Noughties', were she ever to present such a prestigious honour...

Holidays With The Hermers

Spending time with the family behind The Draycott. Matt & Marissa Hermer, with their three children, Max, Sadie and Jake, have holiday traditions that stretch from London to the Palisades.

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Matt Hermer’s Background

President & CEO
2018 - Present
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Futura Media's flagship restaurant, The Draycott, is located in Rick Caruso's Palisades Village, with further establishments opening in 2019. www.thedraycott.com
Founder & CEO
1998 - Present
London, UK
Ignite Group, famous for Eclipse Bars, Bumpkin restaurants and Boujis nightclubs. www.ignite-group.com

Other Business Interests

Los Angeles, CA, USA
YPO is the premier global leadership organization for more than 27,000 chief executives in over 130 countries and the global platform for them to engage, learn & grow.
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Director's Circle is LACMA's highest level philanthropic patron group, offering opportunities to connect with other patrons and learn about the museum's exciting efforts in the areas of architecture, education, fashion & showcasing women in the arts.

Current Non-Executive Positions

Fundraising Board Member
London, UK
The NSPCC is the UK's leading children's charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover.

Previous Non-Executive Positions

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La Bottega
2013 - 2015
London, UK
Italian café, bar and deli with numerous sites throughout London.

Matt Hermer’s Education