Founded in 2017, Hollywood Watch Company (HWC) is made up of group of history and cinema buffs who are passionate about preserving the legacy of one of the world’s greatest icons - the Hollywood Sign.
Hossam Antar (CEO)
After 4 years with Unilever in management accounting and brand management and 5 years as director of sales with London Contemporary Art, Hossam founded various entities that operated successful fine art retail programs onboard luxury cruise lines such as Disney, Regent, Oceania, Silversea and MSC. Over the past 20 years, Hossam has developed valuable relationships with the most prominent artists and organizations in the country such as Peter Max and Sotheby's. Prior to founding Hollywood Watch Company, Hossam also founded and sold Sea Miles; one of the most successful credit card loyalty programs in the cruise industry with Carnival Cruise Line and Barclays bank.
Taryn Koshelnyk (COO)
A graduate of Varsity College, Taryn was a consultant for Unilever, Bacardi and P&G in South Africa. She has been a leader in fine art retail programs since 2001 and is an accomplished public speaker, specializing in art history and contemporary art. Within the fine art retail industry, Taryn has worked with multiple cruise lines including Disney, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Princess, Oceania, Regent, and Silversea. Her areas of expertise include the marketing, promotion, and sales of luxury goods in the Caribbean and through onboard duty free retail outlets. Taryn is a founding member of HWC and is passionate about brand creation and development.
Ahmed Antar (Director of Online Operations)
Ahmed is a veteran web developer and multimedia designer. He has worked on hundreds of diverse projects ranging from cutting-edge websites, interactive multimedia, motion graphics applications and video games; to illustrative and graphic work. Ahmed has received accolades for his creative work, including the 2003 Award of Future Designer from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. He is also a member and judge at (AIVA), The Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts. Over the past 15 years, Ahmed has developed and managed both front and back end operations to numerous websites, including e-Commerce applications and online auction platforms.