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Jamel Bullock

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder

 

Seasoned in marketing, brand strategy, user interface, product design, fashion design, and art direction. Currently the design director, content manager and brand strategist at Tastemaker Collective.

 

Jamel also solidified placements and curated a network with major A-list celebrities such as Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Chris Brown, Anderson Paak, Young Thug, to name a few. 

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Brandon Bostic

Chief Creative Officer, Co-Founder

 

A multi-disciplinary designer, creative director, and realizer. Previously the Group Creative Director for Quintessentially where he led both agency and brand, Brandon has a deep understanding in creative direction, brand development, art direction, graphic design, ux development, and marketing.

 

Brandon has worked alongside major organizations, individuals, and brands. These including adidas, Nike, BMW, Louis Vuitton, Moët Hennessy, Marriott International, NYLON, UPS, Tommy Hilfiger, and VICE. 

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Adham Ayoubi

Partner, Managing Director

 

With experience in technology and previous work within the start-up space, Adham has collaborated across industries to address ever-changing technology challenges and provide comprehensive solutions. 

 

Previously at Oracle and recently received his MBA at USC Marshall, Adham provides strategic consulting and technology solutions to ensure businesses are operating efficiently and cost-effectively as they modernize their IT environment. 

 

Additionally, his previous editing and copywriting work with agencies and creative concepts within art, fashion, and film has enabled him to work extensively to innovate both internal and external communication/copy requirements.

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Gabriel Paxton

Director of Strategy & Development

Gabriel Paxton is an International film producer and creative strategist, Co-Founder of New Moon films NPO and CSO of Create MGMT

 

Gabriel provides full-service project management from inception to completion – he pinpoints the originality of an idea, by assessing the demands of the project and determining the professionals required to realize the plan. Additionally, he identifies sources for financing, navigates the creative process, oversees the development, collaborates with designers and hires marketing professionals.

His strength is balancing the creative process with strong business acumen. In working with clients he can maximize the potential of their project and facilitate the realization of their vision. He can help reduce the stress involved in the research, development and production process and enjoys a deep level of communication with his clients that results in a successful and creative business partnership.

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Eric Johnson

Chief Development Advisor

Eric Johnson is a veteran artist manager and executive in the music & technology industry. 

 

Eric graduated from USC with a degree in Business & Cinematic Arts. As an early hire at Spotify, he helped oversee relationships between the company and artists, labels, and management. During this time, he led development of marquee-level artist marketing plans and programs that benefitted the larger artist community. 

 

Eric currently manages a major-label signed pop artist and actor, responsible for every aspect of his career and growth. He has negotiated seven-figure label and publishing deals, secured festival bookings, and secured auditions for top tier productions. He is an active investor and has served as Director of Community for the leadership organization Summit.

Advising Team

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Erick Calder

Technical Advisor

A technologist with 30+ years of experience, Erick currently advices numerous projects in the blockchain space including QubeChain, Buttrfly, Vevue and others.

 

With a deep background in finance and Wall Street, firms like TCW, Western Asset and MUFJ count amongst his clients. Erick is also founder of Memiki, a p2p music-sharing network, bitXpress, a bitcoin solution for the unbanked, and most recently, as partner to a new venture, serves as architect to a stable coin focused on international trade.

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Iddris Sandu

Technical Advisor

Iddris is a Ghanaian, architectural technologist based in Los Angeles California.

 

He learned to code when he was 13, during a work experience at Google. He then created the world’s first smart retail store experience alongside Nipsey Hussle called “The MarathonStore”.

 

As a technological design consultant and engineer, he has consulted for several tech giants such as Instagram, Uber, Snapchat and Twitter. He has also worked on creating augmented reality tech experiences with Kanye West and Jaden Smith.

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Mariana Danilovic

Blockchain Advisor

Mariana has launched and advised over three dozen startup companies focused on global AR/VR, AI, blockchain, Multi-Channel Networks, entertainment content, multi-platform distribution, content partnerships, production, distribution, and licensing of video content, VOD, mobile eco systems, branded entertainment, film, broadcast television, and social media.

 

Her deal experience includes long-term contracts and transactions with NFL, MLB, NBC, ESPN, Fox, EBU, BBC, QVC, Sony Pictures Entertainment, A&E, HBO, IMG, VH1, Universal, Microsoft, Intel, HP, Panasonic, AOL, Globo, NTT, Samsung, Amazon, Target, Tencent. 

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Michael Zelnick

Legal Advisor

Michael Zelnick, Esq., is the founder of The Law Office of Michael G. Zelnick, PLLC. 

 

Michael works with entrepreneurs, creatives and startup ventures on a broad range of corporate matters, including corporate formation and management, mergers and acquisitions, equity offerings and day-to-day corporate needs. 

 

Michael has worked as an associate in commercial litigation and served as in-house counsel for a leading national distribution company. He graduated with his B.A. from the University of Michigan and received his J.D. from New York Law School.