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.
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. .
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.
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.
Veteran customer service professional, Bellsouth Advertising and Publishing Corp. Apple customer service provider, Trainer for Arise Virtual Services Inc and Interval International Exchange Sales.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.