Alan Swarts is Co-Founder and CEO of Breaker, a Tokyo-based creative company connecting the world to Japan through entertainment. Breaker produces global events, movies, TV shows, as well as social media content including YouTube channels and videos. Breaker also manages some of the most popular YouTubers based in Japan, such as Simon & Martina, RyuuuTV, and Squash Films.
Prior to Breaker, Alan spent 17 years at MTV/Viacom, most recently stationed in Japan as Vice President of Creative & Content, where he oversaw the critically acclaimed and globally telecast Video Music Awards Japan. Alan’s multifaceted MTV career has seen him in front of the camera (a former MTV VJ) and behind the camera (award-winning executive producer), in charge of online content as well as offline events, in both the NY headquarters and the Tokyo office. Alan is a graduate of Columbia University.