TEAM

Our Team

We have assembled a strong team of executives from diverse backgrounds to turn this vision into a reality.

Made up of Executives from Technology, Software Development & Blockchain, Banking & Hedge funds, Media & Retail, we have a highly ambitious and driven team who will work together to bring blockchain to the music & entertainment industry in a way that the world has never seen before.

Colin Fitzpatrick

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Colin is a 20 year veteran of the tech industry having a distinguished career working for companies such as Oracle, Salesforce, HubSpot and Dell, in roles spanning Sales, Marketing, Programs & Management. He has a real passion for people, leading teams and working with high growth businesses. Originally from Ireland but now living in Dubai, Colin has always had a keen interest in the technology space, but has been fascinated by the Crypto space since he first became a Crypto convert in 2015. His other main passion is Music, having been a DJ and club-night organiser for many years - Colin has fantastic energy and enthusiasm with everything he does.

Jack Smies

CTO

Jack is a senior executive and has worked in companies such as Accenture and Wipro. He has a broad range of technical experience from large scale dev ops, mobile technologies, web, artificial intelligence to Web3 and Blockchain. He was a very early bitcoon adopter and has been involved with crypto since 2011. He is the founder of private equity firm IOP Capital and CEO at Elephantthink a technology and AI focused company. Jack is a keen mentor and has been the technology advisor for a number of start ups, including energyweb.org and H20.ai

Jeff Lombardi

Founder and Investor Relations

Ex-global head of private wealth for Citibank, Jeff has built and led numerous startups within large global financial institutions. He has a broad range of investment experience in both asset and wealth management. He has built a venture program at Alex. Brown, A global discretionary platform for Citibank's Private Bank raising and managing over 9B in AUM and built Itau's International Asset Management for offshore investing for Brazilian clients. Jeff has advised and managed assets for some of the largest private bank clients throughout the globe. Currently he is partner in at Silk Bridge Partners a private equity firm investing in SouthEast Asia focused primarily on Media and Fintech.

Joshua Armah

Head of Product

Joshua Armah, is a computer scientist who has deep specialization in Artificial Intelligence with broader expertise in information systems. Joshua has been working inside of the technology space for 10+ years as a senior-level contributor to innovative companies. Joshua has worn many hats from Founder, CTO, Tech Lead, Software Engineer, and Investor which has evolve him into a product leader. This collective experience has helped Joshua develop a keen understanding of what it takes to thrive in a fast-paced environment with high-growth organizations. Joshua has built systems that can handle Petabytes per day, process billions of data points, and handle the concurrency of 10M users per hour

Bernard Alexander

Head of Music & IP

A creative entertainment and media veteran renowned for elevating A-list music talent, producers, journalists, and executives. He is known as the RainMaker, Bernard Alexander has been in the Rap Music Industry for 32 years as an Entertainment Executive, Deal Facilitator and producer. He discovered the Fujees, 50 Cent, Akon and has successfully managed artists such as Jojo, Rissi Palmer, Rodny Jenkins and The Gotham Super Computer. Bernard is the executive Producer behind the song Hard Working Man by the Avila Prothers and successfully recruited Billy Ray Cyrus and Snoop to sing on the track, which he is owner along with Animal Concerts.

Matthew Gavin

Head of Entertainment

Matthew Gavin is a corporate branding and creative marketing specialist with a focused expertise on large scale special events and experiential marketing campaigns Gavin has conceived and managed a myriad of experiential initiatives for a variety of clients that have included, but are not limited to AT&T, T Mobile, Dolce Gabanna, Turner Broadcasting, Marriott Hotels, 7 Eleven Inc, Universal Music Group, and Visa With an eye on major brand expansion, Matthew has founded Capture Studios which is a series of premium studio production facilities located in Southern California Capture Studios was delicately designed to execute everything from photo shoots, video shoots for film television, and commercials as well as be a turn key solution to host exclusive affairs from 25 up to 900 guests Capture Studios will begin with four locations in the Los Angeles area with future expansion plans into the New York, Miami, and San Francisco markets Forging solid long term working relationships with some of the largest companies and artists in the world

Mitch Hamilton

Head of Metaverse and NFT's

Mitch is a member of the Blockchain Council and is finalising an accreditation as a Certified Blockchain Professional with EC-Council. He utilises his years of research in crypto and relationships in blockchain to establish the product suite and vision. Two time winner of Australian Long Tan Leadership Award, Mitch started a successful crypto coaching and consulting business and is plugged in to all aspects of the Crypto markets. Mitch has experience leading teams, technology and brings a proven track record of providing direction and control for the execution of strategic goals, as well as directly overseeing operations. He has a real passion for people and helping teams succeed to their best abilities.

Ali Homayouni

Head of Partnerships

Ali Homayouni, based in London. Ali served as the Executive Director of Global Retail Advisors, a global real estate company in New York. Previously, he worked at BlackRock as Vice President in London and New York. BlackRock is the world's largest asset manager, with $8.67 trillion in assets under management as of January 2021. Prior to that, he worked in a large hedge fund in UK. With a career spanning over 15+ years in developing and directing sales strategies in commercial real estate industry, where he was listed at NY’s top commercial real estate broker in the New York Times. Ali is an experienced salesperson with a proven track record in deal and revenue generation, relationship management and communication. Ali has a passion for blockchain technologies, digital assets and working with early-stage startups focused on transforming financial services for the better.

Joe Deobald

Director of Blockchain Solutions

Winner of the "40 under 40 " prize from Business in Vancouver, regular Forbes Contributor, and Blockchain veteran, Joe is an experienced entrepreneur with two successful exit's under his belt and has also worked with TedX . Joe has consulted for dozens of successful blockchain projects and has been running his own very successful creative agency, now coming on board with Animal to lend us his experience to help us drive froward.

Peter Tsang

Head of Investor Relations

Peter co-founded and acted as strategic thought leader for a virtual multi-family office with asset under management in excess of US$600M. Having established and executed investment decisions across global asset classes particularly stock, private equity, venture capital, blockchain and cryptocurrency, Peter has over 15 years of financial and operational experience from both private and public companies. He has invested in 4 fast-growing, early and growth stage tech companies (Applicaster, Guesty, Bizzabo and Similarweb), resulting 1 IPO. He also advises hedge funds, family offices and institutional investors to manage and trade physical art as a digital form of ownership certificate (NFT).

Dalton Grant

Head of Staff

Dalton is driven by a strong passion for workability, sustainability and extraordinary relationships. He thrives on thinking outside the box and creating partnerships to support the exponential growth of crypto start-ups. In 2010, Dalton began an obsession with mining bitcoin that led to a desire to understand blockchain technologies and crypto currencies. Dalton is highly skilled in creating partnerships at the leading edge of emerging technologies. He is excited for the future of blockchain technology and the freedom it will create for all people.

Sonali Rawat

Head of Community

Sonali Rawat, the former Director of Social Media Marketing of MeDIA eYe, is a keen and passionate enthusiast and teacher in blockchain and has intelligently contributed to the social media success of many prominent and famous projects like UniFarm, OroPocket, PolkaBridge, QuaiDao, Gains associates, ASKO Lend and others too numerous to mention.

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