Our Executive Team.
Just a couple of car guys, taking over the world, one video at a time.
EMAL NOOR -
Emal has spent almost 24 years in the automotive business, getting his start as a salesperson in 1996. One day, he noticed a man come into the dealership to speak with the owner. He later learned that the man ran their ad agency. Emal, having majored in business/marketing, thought perhaps owning an agency could one day be his dream job. Considering he couldn't just form an agency from scratch at 20, he stuck to focusing on his sales role. He quickly rose up the ranks, becoming Mitsubishi Motors #1 sales person nationally for both 1998 & 1999! From there, it was time to trade his sales badge for a managerial role. In his 20+ years of management with Mitsubishi, he also served as a board member on the MMNA/Ally national financial advisory board to represent his dealer partners in the midwest market. Rivaling his passion for sales, is Emal's love of music. Having picked up a used guitar at the age of 12 and learning some chords with a friend, his passion grew to performing live nationally. Opening for, and sharing the stage with members of, Motley Crue, Guns n' Roses, Poison, Cheap Trick, and more he took advantage of the front row seat, and learned all about stage production and technical shoots, from the best of the best, on the road. He parlayed his stage education to becoming an on-air voice and television talent. He worked not only with automotive brands like Mitsubishi and Lexus, but everything from home repair and services, to educational software and podcasts. In 2017, it was finally time to make his 20 year old dream a reality by founding Muse Duran. Getting behind the camera, he honed his craft through select automotive and luxury brand clients at first. As business rapidly grew, he recruited his co-worker Nathan Hughes, and the two fell in love with the art of creating web and television media. Today, Emal very much enjoys bringing his expertise to our clients business marketing and P.R. needs. His fresh and out of the box approach towards creative brings a unique flavor and vision to any project,
NATHAN HUGHES -
Nathan Hughes was always fascinated with making movies. At a young age, he began filming his snow boarding adventures with a Go-Pro strapped to his melon and then created masterpieces utilizing I-Movie on his Mac. Having a strong connection to the automotive business through his father, Tom, he followed in his footsteps and took a sales job at Biggers Mitsubishi. This is where he met our CEO, Emal Noor, and the two have worked together for over 15 years now. Nate also quickly rose up the ranks as a top salesperson and moved into automotive retail management. He never did lose his passion for making movies though, so joining up with Muse Duran was a natural fit! Nate has a great eye for what makes media interesting, and his attention to detail is second to none. A perfectionist when it comes to video and audio projects, Nate doesn't quit until he delivers exactly what the client envisioned and beyond!