Team

Barry Griffin/CEO

Technology leader focused on optimizing processes and profits for clients in the entertainment industry. Brings 20+ years of experience as a major record label professional for RCA, Geffen, Polydor, Giant and Chrysalis. 

Beverly Bartsch/CFO

 25+ years of experience integrating all facets of music and finance; from artists and touring contracts, settlements, merchandise, records & royalties, label accounting, royalty audits, IRS audits for record labels, management companies, and artists including Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Getty Music, along with Jimmy Buffett’s “Uncle Jim” Mayer. 

Stephanie Seiple/Biz Dev

Music industry veteran with experience between major labels and the indie music space. Elected board member to The Recording Academy (Grammys), Philadelphia Chapter, and City of Philadelphia's Music Industry Task Force. 

Kathryn Rosquete/Biz Dev

Concert industry veteran with proven marketing expertise in lead promotional roles at MCA Concerts, Universal Amphitheatre/L.A, Lakewood Amphitheatre/Atlanta, Pace/SFX Concerts, Starwood Amphitheatre/Nashville.  

Amy Bolivar/VidVita Partner

 Information technology and broadcast media professional with expertise in multimedia and interactive television services.   Specialist in ACR technologies, market research support and mining  entertainment data.  

Parminder Singh/Lead Developer

Veteran developer skilled in front end design and coding, Developed the front end of Crank with real-time, charting, user experience and managed all development of the current version.

Board Members

Jay Berman

Berman currently serves as Senior Advisor to NetEase Cloud Music.  He brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in the music and entertainment industry.
In addition, Berman previously served as Vice President for Warner Communications where he was responsible for representing the company’s record labels. He went on to become the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Recording Industry Association of America, RIAA. From there he served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the International Federation of Phonographic Industries (IFPI). He was appointed Special Counsel for Trade to President Clinton and was instrumental in the passage of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which introduced major changes to the US Copyright Act. 

Howard L. Shecter

Shecter is a nationally recognized M&A lawyer in the New York and Philadelphia offices of Holland Knight, a large  international law firm.  He also regularly advises boards of directors on corporate governance and board oversight responsibilities.  In addition, he has often been a board member for both public and private companies, including serving for several years  as Chairman of the Board of Harris Interactive (NASDAQ), a leading digital market research firm which was acquired by Nielsen Group  in 2014 and is on the advisory board of several venture capital and private equity funds. 

Mike Hurst

Hurst is the co-founder and CEO of Exactuals, a payments software company facilitating paperless transmission of data and funds in the entertainment industry. Exactuals is a SaaS company modernizing the way the entertainment industry makes payments, including residuals, royalties, marketplace payments, and similarly complex transactions. Prior to founding Exactuals, Hurst led sales teams at Fortune 500 companies, including Oracle and Sprint Nextel, and gained experience building distributed organizations across the U.S. and India. Hurst is a graduate of the Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. 

Andy Fireman

 Andy is a serial entrepreneur and CEO of AspenStrategics, a family office focused on making opportunistic investments in highly compelling early stage ventures whose products or services offer a meaningful “defining difference” in the B2B and B2C spaces. The firm co-creates and nurtures startups for whom it can provide game changing capital and mentorship. Andy’s areas of expertise include taking companies from early stage through to successful growth and exit. He has developed over $750MM of products in the consumer space and also co founded one of the leading software as a service companies in the incentives space. An alumnus of the Wharton School, Penn Law, and Harvard Business School, Andy is also a member of Young President’s Organization YPO. 

Andrew Levin - Board Observer

President and Chief Legal Officer of Relativity Media, LLC since November 11, 2015. Served as the Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of iHeartMedia, Inc. (formerly, Clear Channel Communications, Inc.), a subsidiary of CC Media Holdings, Inc., from February 2004 until January 8, 2010. Served as the Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President of Serengeti Law (formerly, Legal Systems Holding Company). 

Chris McMurtry - Advisor

Head of Music Product at EXACTUALS LLC since June 28, 2017. Prior to joining Exactuals (which was acquired by City National Bank in 2018), McMurtry served as an Information Systems &Technology mentor at Apple Inc., managed the classical music record label Refinersfire, and most recently, founded Dart Music Inc. Dart Music was acquired by Exactuals in 2018.

Steve Lubin - Advisor

Senior Corporate Development Executive offering broad technology industry experience. Mr. Lubin was most recently Vice President, Corporate Development & Managing Director of Zoomworks Ventures. His past positions include being COO for IMRSV, INC. (acquired by KAIROS AR, INC). prior to IMRSV, Steve was CEO, Co-Founder & Board Director of MEDIAGUIDE, INC. an ASCAP owned entity that was acquired by Clear Channel (Iheartmedia), his tenure at Mediaguide was preceded by a long stint at ASCAP the world's largest non-profit performance rights organization with 640,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers as Vice President, ASCAP Enterprises LLC.