Jay Ziskrout – Chief Executive Officer

  • Serial entrepreneur and strategic Operations and BizDev executive.
  • VP Biz Dev, PledgeMusic
  • VP BizDev & Operations, (w/ Vocinate advisor Matt Peterson, engineered acquisition by PledgeMusic)
  • Founder,
  • Chief Operating Officer, CMJ Network
  • Managing Director, Epitaph Europe
  • VP Promotion, Arista/BMG

Jordan Austin – Chief of Engineering

  • Full-stack, revenue-focused chief engineer, architect and coder
  • Extensive experience developing solutions for manufacturing and online retail businesses
    • UPS
    • LaRue Tactical
    • Sherri Hill

Mike Howe – Chief Technical Officer

  • Founded several companies that developed first-of-their-kind tech including:
    • Last Mile Connection (reverse auction platform)
    • SuperArray/Qiagen (online image analysis for microarrays)
    • GlobalINI which meshed computational linguistics and probability, Bayesian inference, and natural language processing, and was sold to Carlyle Group as part of a $550 million dollar deal.
    • Founder, web application development shop, Bear-Code
    • Venture Investor


Daren Gill

  • Product Management, Spotify
  • Director, Product Management, Amazon Echo & Speech@Amazon
  • VP Products, Rovi
  • Chief Product Officer, Veveo

Lizzy Klein

  • Entrepreneur In Residence, Brand New Matter
  • Founder, LK (ad)Ventures
  • VP Product, GrubHub Seamless
  • General Manager & SVP Interactive, ZAGAT Survey
  • Leadership roles at EverydayHealth,, and StarMedia

  • 8 Startups: 3 IPOs + 3 acquisitions!

Matt Dunne

  • Founder, Center on Rural Innovation
  • Head of Community Strategy @ LSM / MIT Media Lab
  • Head of Community Affairs, Google

Matt Peterson

  • Vice President of Product & Operations, Everfest
  • GM PledgeMusic Austin / VP Business & Product Intelligence, PledgeMusic
  • Founder & CEO,
  • SVP: Americas, Saffron Digital
  • Head of Consumer Services, Samsung America
  • Sr. Manager – Music Products, AT&T Mobility/Cingular