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Victor Simpkins

project management specialist

Work History


Project Management, Construction Supervision

Richard C. Carpenter Interiors, Inc,
  • Ritz-Carleton Residence, North Shore, Long Island (2015-2016). Project expediting and supervision (on-going).
  • Longboat Key Condominium Residence, Sarasota, FL (2014-2015). Project supervision of total renovation of two-bedroom, three bath condominium overlooking Gulf of Mexico. 
  • Madison Avenue Pied-a-Terre (2012-2013) Design Project Management and supervision of construction, total renovation of existing two-bedroom, two bathroom residence.
  • RCC Design + Studio, Sarasota, FL (2011) Focus on SWFL Magazine commissioned me to write a profile of owner/designer Richard C. Carpenter, A.S.I.D. for publication in its July, 2011 issue, and an updated profile for July, 2013 issue; also created full graphics package (from business cards to exterior signage) for this downtown Sarasota storefront design studio and office;
  • NYC Landmark Townhouse, Private Residence (2005-2007) Construction supervision and project management, multimillion dollar renovation of a NYC Landmark designated building; held daily on-site meetings with General Contractor and over 50 subcontractors; wrote and produced weekly multimedia Project Management Updates for the client; specified custom-made hardware in excess of $100,000; supervised engineering and installation of a two ton, museum-quality, 3rd century sandstone sculpture in the 18' ceiling living room, supervised landmarks-sensitive installations of the rooftop and rear gardens; design consultant for state-of-the-art private theatre.
  • Visiting Physicians' Apt., Fire Island Pines Care Center (2007) Project Management (pro bono) 
  • Individual Private Residences, (Three properties. 2002 - 2005) Construction supervision and project management.
May 2008Nov 2013

Project Manager / Field Supervisor

The Residential Interiors Corp.
  • River House, Private Residence (2013) Project Manager, full time on site field supervision - a very fast track renovation for a very exclusive client in one of Manhattan's legendary and historic residential cooperatives on the East River. 
  • 15 Central Park West Condominium, Private Residence (2012-2013) Project Manager, full time on site field supervision for a multimillion dollar year-long total renovation of a 3500 sq. ft. $25 million residence in Manhattan's premiere residential building. Project required a number of extraordinary custom fabrications include a ceiling in Verre Eglomise, two 8' x 3' bronze screens each comprised of more than 1000 interlocking bronze rings and a free-standing bar in black palm wood with bronze footrest and leather wrapped bumper. 
  • NYC Landmark Cooperative, Private Residence (2011) Project Manager, full time on-site field supervision for time-sensitive interior restoration of a private residence in a 100 year old building on Central Park West.
  • MOMA Museum Tower, Private Residence (2008-2010) Project Manager, full time on-site field supervision for multimillion dollar renovation of a 49th floor, 3000 sq. ft. NYC "pied-à-terre" in premiere midtown condominium building. Responsible for delivering completed project on schedule and on budget. Point person for all communication between project architect, project interior designer, more than 40 subcontractors, owner, owner's representative, building management and contractors office. Supervised work of all tradesmen, specialists in their respective fields, from demolition to construction to final installation of all fine finishes, furnishings, art and Owner's personal effects.


"BOY CULTURE" (2006, TLA Releasing)

Motion Picture co-written and directed by Q. Allan Brocka, based on the novel by Matthew Rettenmund.  HD/35mm. Worldwide Distribution, TLA Releasing. Screenplay by Q. Allan Brocka and Philip Pierce, Starring Patrick Bauchau, Derek Magyar, Darryl Stephens, Jonothon Trent



"SWINGERS" (1996, Miramax Films)

Motion Picture directed by Doug Liman. 35mm. Worldwide distribution, Miramax Films. Original screenplay by Jon Favreau, Starring Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Heather Graham


Managing Partner

Foxboro Entertainment

Wrote the business plan and private equity placement offering; produced the first original films for Turner Network Television and fully-developed more than 25 motion picture screenplays and numerous television movie and series concepts.



"GETTING IN" (1994, Trimark Films)

Motion Picture directed by Doug Liman. 35mm. Worldwide distribution, Trimark Pictures. Original screenplay by P.J. Posner & Joel Posner & Jonathan Lewin.  Starring Stephen Mailer, Kristy Swanson, Andrew McCarthy, Dave Chappelle, Matthew Perry, Calista Flockhart, Christine Baranski, Len Cariou




Turner Network Television Original Film directed by Jack Fisk. 35mm. Screenplay by Larry Roman, based on biography of Earl Rogers by his daughter Adele Rogers St. John.  Starring Treat Williams, Glenn Ford, Raphael Sbarge, Sissy Spacek




Turner Network Television Original Film directed by Mark Cullingham. 35mm. Screenplay by Gavin Lambert, based on the novella "The End of Tragedy" by Rachel Ingalls. Starring Corbin Bernson, John Glover, Amanda Pays


Vice President, Original Programming

Playboy, Inc

Supervised all original programming for the Playboy Channel with ancillary distribution in all media worldwide.  Developed first ever Playboy soap opera series concept and supervised writing of six half hour pilot episode teleplays; attached legendary French film director Roger Vadim to direct all six pilot episodes; arranged production co-finance agreement with Yorkshire Television (UK) for development and series co-production in US Virgin Islands.


Chief Executive, American Operations (1981-1985)

Survival Anglia Ltd

Vice President, Public Relations & Publicity (1979-1981)

Manager, Programming (1976 - 1979)

From "my first job" out of college to Chief Executive, American Operations in 7 years. Select credits include:

  • Executive in Charge of Production, "Lions of Etosha: King of the Beasts" narrated by James Earl Jones CBS-TV Network
  • Executive in Charge of Series Production, "Tales of the Unexpected" hosted by Roald Dahl, John Houseman (100+ 30 minute episodes)
  • Executive in Charge of Series Production, "The World of Survival" hosted by John Forsythe. (150+ 30 minute episodes)


Sep 1972Jun 1976


Princeton University

Graduated cum laude. Wrote interdisciplinary thesis on the rise of medical professionalism and the de-institutionalization of mental health care in America.  Thesis advisor, Dr. Julian Wolpert, Dean of the School of Architecture, Professor of Geography, Public Affairs and Urban Planning.

Trustee, The Triangle Club of Princeton University

The Triangle Club of Princeton University was founded by Booth Tarkington in 1891.  Producer of original, student written musical comedies with performances both in Princeton and on tour every year,  the Triangle Club was the force behind the construction of Princeton's McCarter Theatre, its home since 1930.  During my undergraduate years, I performed in four annual musical productions, was named Tour Manager the summer after my freshman year, served as Business Manager for two years thereafter and was elected President of the Club for my senior year.  Producer of the 1976 production "Mugs Money," I was elected to The Graduate Board of Trustees in 1977 and I have actively served for more than 30 years.


  • Superb operational, managerial and administrative skills
  • Proven leadership
  • Excellent communications skills (oral and written)
  • Unique creative vision

I've worked at the intersection of technology, entertainment and design throughout my entire professional life, as a project management specialist, an international television executive, a hands-on independent film producer and a creative and business writer. My most noteworthy achievements, in diverse and seemingly unrelated fields, all share common ground. Each required months or years of planning and execution, the contributions of many creative, artistic, highly-skilled professionals and craftsmen, complex financials, difficult schedules and powerful personalities. My single greatest asset is my ability to bring all of that together on time and on budget, with focus, style and grace.

Vince Vaughn said it best in "Swingers:" "He's the man behind the man behind the man!"