Kamal Hotchandani: CEO of Haute Living – Reaching Luxury and Winning in Media
Haute Living is a media company that is all about luxury and the top entrepreneurs and other movers and shakers in the world. They put out a bi-monthly magazine in New York, San Francisco, Miami, and Los Angeles – and their online property is international and covers mainly the four cities listed above plus Dallas, Las Vegas, Boston, Dubai, and London.
The company is headquartered in Miami – and in a struggling media environment is a publication which is hitting growth and goals. Haute Living keeps winning.
Haute Living Readership Information
The magazine is found in high-end venues, and via delivery to wealthy subscribers, and it can also be found in high-end building lobbies, luxury hotels, and private airports. In general, 96% or more of their readers own at least one home, with the primary one being worth more than $10 million. Their average age is 49+ years.
Within the pages of the magazine there are interviews with highly influential people in the business world, celebrities, entrepreneurs, and other social leaders. They also advertise and provide articles about top-of-the-line luxury items including mega yachts, timepieces, jewelry, private jets, and supercars.
This is a media company with very deep celebrity and influencer relationships.
Management: Kamal Hotchandani & Seth Semilof
Haute Living is overseen by the CEO, Kamal Hotchandani, and the COO, Seth Semilof. Both Hotchandani and Semilof are also the chief publishers and founders of the publishing company that owns Haute Living.
Kamal Hotchandani: CEO of Haute Living
Kamal Hotchandani could easily fill the spot to be interviewed by his magazine as an entrepreneur, and he’s been involved in business since the age of nine. He’s 42 – and has started several successful businesses including Advanced Multimedia Group (AMG), Official Kiosk Group (OKG), and Internet Communication Center (ICC). Both OKG and ICC were brought in eventually as subsidiaries of AMG – and ultimately AMG was valued at $40 million with more than $12 million in venture capital. Hotchandani is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and is also involved in a number of charitable causes.
Kamal Hotchandani is a hard-working, driven executive who is likely to see even more success.
Seth Semilof: COO of Haute Living
Semilof began his journey in the business world began when he was 21 after he left Boston University, starting out working for Innovex Mortgage, in advertising. He left after two years to work in the high-net-worth division of Morgan Stanley. He became acquainted with Bill Bradford there and later helped him liquidate Circle Media in a $68 million deal. The two then partnered up to form ValueSearch, a college magazine, which ultimately grew to cover 15 campuses in the U.S. The partnership eventually added grocery store billboards to their holdings (4,500 of them), later selling them for $2.5 million to Earthlink.
The Haute Living Website
Check out their website at Haute Living. Their current articles cover such diverse subjects as Sean Penn, Elle McPherson, a 200-foot long megayacht, upcoming auctions in NYC, and more.
This is a media company that is thriving.