Board Director: Meredith brings unparalleled experience and expertise. As part of the launch team of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Meredith served as an executive producer. Before that, she served as producer on “The Colbert Report” from its inception in 2005. Additional credits include: The Rosie O'Donnell Show, VH1 Storytellers, MTV's Unplugged concert series, The Food Network and NBC's The Jane Pauley Show. She’s a two-time Peabody and Emmy winner, and a recipient of seven Producer Guild of America Awards, and 10 nominations. Meredith currently oversees production and post-production for all film, television, documentary, and short-form digital projects, at RadicalMedia in addition to managing their operations. She has run over 20 marathons, holds a degree in American History from Yale University, and has delivered a TEDx Talk on “The Power of Yes."
Board Director: Kevin has held numerous positions from Artist Development at EMI, and WMG, Director of Online Sales at Sony, Director of Business Development at Audible and several VP positions. Kevin possesses extensive business development and sales experience in both digital music and media distribution and experiences. A public speaker and published thought-leader in digital music space with his focus on online and mobile of "what's next" in business development, Kevin has a proven track record of cultivating strong, long-term relationships with senior executives and strategic partners at most major companies in the world of music and distribution. Companies such as Apple, Amazon, Sprint, Sony Music, Warner Music Group, Google, Universal Music Group, Vector Management, Verizon, Red Light Management, Nettwerk, Live Nation, Bose, Sonos, Huawei, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, Fitbit, Fossil, NBC, Anheuser Busch, American Eagle, Napster, Hulu, Netflix, Rhapsody, T- Mobile, Microsoft, Coke, Samsung,American Cancer Society, NBA, Musical.ly, Smule, Slacker, Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, 8tracks, Facebook, and Twitter.
Board Secretary: Brian is an Investment Banker who currently oversees the Intellectual Property (IP) and Commercialization division of Candlewood Partners, a middle-market investment banking firm. For over 15 years Brian has worked with companies in a variety of diverse industries in the United States, Asia, and the Indian subcontinent facilitating and negotiating their IP transactions. Prior to Candlewood, Brian held executive positions with companies in the following industries: business consulting, merchandise licensing, software development, motion picture, and retail. Brian received his B.S. in Management with a major in Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College in Wellesley, MA. holds series 7, 63 and 79 FINRA licenses and has served on the Advisory Boards of various companies.
Board Treasurer: Mark is an accomplished financial executive and business partner with 20+ years of results-oriented leadership and broad-based experience in, both public and privately held, venture backed businesses. He is highly experienced in building teams and scaling businesses, restructuring and maximizing operations, and is a subject-matter-expert on ERP system implementations. His professional life, whether in the Corporate, Entrepreneurial, or Consulting environments, has always been focused on increasing enterprise value and generating exceptional outcomes. He has had a ringside seat, and in some cases, made contributions, to some of the most successful business events. Mark began his career at PriceWaterHouse Cooper (PWC) and has held senior leadership positions at Nokia, LVHM, Disney, and NetSuite. He has been a CFO of several mid-sized companies, notably 4media and Cherokee (NASDAQ : CHKE). Mark holds a BS with honors from New York University, in Accounting; JD from Vanderbilt University, focusing on Securities and Taxation: and MBA from Stanford University. He is also a licensed CPA and Attorney, both in good standing.
Founder/Board President: The man behind the camera, the visionary behind Six Beats and founding board member. Raised in N.Y.C., Jason from a very young age was impressed by sincerity, compassion & any attempt at genuine expression. He began to harbor a burning desire to create something that would move the world in the same positive way that the world of art music and N.Y.C. itself moved him. Schooled at N.Y.C.’s S.V.A. Jason was taught black and white printing by Beverly Nadelman, the once darkroom assistant to famed photographer W. Eugene Smith. He went on to aide in productions for still photographers, and on set as a production assistant on various TV commercials. He once photographed over 2500 individual portraits in one year. Whether preparing images for screen or as physical prints, Jason strives to live up to the heritage in whose footsteps he follows. Jason's palate is comprised of a set of rules of engagement for his craft that yield images undeniable in their ability to connect the viewer to the subject.
Dzana is the CEO of School Of Rock, prior she served three years as COO of Goddard Systems, a franchised educational services company. She has earlier CEO tenure in franchised educational services, with two and a half years as CEO of Huntington Learning Centers and over five years as CEO of Futurekids Computer Learning Centers. Entrepreneur Magazine hails her as one of “3 Women to Watch in the Franchising Sector”. Beyond her industry and CEO experience, Dzana excels at penetrating new markets, accelerating market share expansion, and increasing revenue. Yielding extensive general management experience, directing business development, marketing, sales, financial reporting and operations as well as her vast experience in retail, public and private education institutions sales, and state-wide contracts and content adoptions, Dzana is a goldmine of information and experience on tap for Six Beats. Dzana is also a classically trained pianist who has also played rock/contemporary music and sang in clubs.
Elizabeth is the founder of Edge Music Network, a unique music video experience which rewards viewers for watching live and on-demand music videos, concerts, and events. Fans earn points for viewing premium content and gain access to exclusive events, merchandise, and offers. Elizabeth has a strong working knowledge in content licensing and distribution which she has utilized to pave the way for Edge Music Network to acquire the content libraries of some of the largest music publishers in the world. In addition, Elizabeth has architected and brokered digital rights agreements between content creators and publishers to ensure equitable revenue share and royalty distribution. She has worked with industry leaders to fight for fair compensation structures to keep the music alive. Elizabeth’s advisors at Edge Music Network include Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, and Roger Daltrey of The Who. Her pioneer vision, is formidable as is her dedication to lending her guidance and expertise to Six Beats.
An appointee of President Obama to the President's Advisory Committee for the Arts for The Kennedy Center. Rusty was the Coordinating National Co-Chair for Technology for Obama. Some of the positions Rusty has held include CEO of SNOCAP, EVP at Electronic Arts, VP of International Resources at Pepsi Co. Rusty serves on the board at Glassdoor, and 1-Page, and is President, Board of Trustees American Conservatory Theater, and The GRAMMY Music Education Coalition. He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) and also the co-author of Talent Force: A New Manifesto for the Human Side of Business.He holds an M.S. degree in Counseling, and a B.A. degree, in Radio and TV from Purdue University. In 2003 he was named a Distinguished Purdue Alumni. He and his wife are the named benefactors of Purdue’s; Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts.
Multi-Grammy nominated producer, Chris Craker has produced over 450 classical, jazz, soundtrack, and pop recordings. He recently produced the soundtrack for Director Christopher Nolan’s movie “Interstellar”, with the Oscar-nominated score composed by Hans Zimmer, As a respected producer, manager, pundit, and performer Chris is responsible for selling tens of millions of records, and helping to shape the careers of literally hundreds of artists. Chris was GM and SVP of the International Division of Sony BMG Masterworks, in both London and N.Y. until 2008 when he resigned to set up Karma Sound Studios. Karma' guests have included: Jimmy Page, Placebo, Jamiroquai, Bullet For My Valentine, Wyclef Jean, and others. Internationally renowned for his work with the London Symphony and New York Philharmonic Orchestras, Chris has also been responsible for either producing and/or marketing recordings by some of the world’s greatest classical artists such as Murray Perahia, John Williams, Yo-Yo Ma, and Joshua Bell, He has either played on or worked in a marketing capacity for recordings featuring Elton John, Sarah Brightman, Celine Dion, Tony Bennett and Alan Parsons amongst many others.
Randy is a marketing and leadership development professional with substantial business to business, nonprofit and personal branding experience. A builder of teams and company cultures. Randy’s areas of expertise are nonprofit management, nonprofit fundraising, corporate culture, marketing, social media, franchise systems operations, customer experience, branding, event planning, publicity, training, personnel management, leadership development, product research, product development, product management, and business systems management. He was COO at Alpha Graphics, and Director of Franchise Services as well as Vice President of Business Development at Firespring. He is currently the Executive Director at Nonprofit Hub, a community built to help nonprofits achieve more through collaboration and education. He oversees the content strategists of its online magazine which has been visited by over 2.5 million since its inception.
Author of the wildly successful graphic-novel “The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story” currently being turned into a television mini-series that has secured unprecedented access to Beatles music. Vivek was a producer for the Broadway productions of Green Day's rock opera, American Idiot and The Addams Family. In total, Tiwary’s Broadway productions have garnered a total of 25 Tony Awards stemming from 44 Tony nominations and include such groundbreaking work as “A Raisin In The Sun,” and Mel Brooks’ “The Producers”. Vivek is the Co-Founder of Musicians On Call, a nonprofit organization that uses music and entertainment to complement the healing process.Vivek was a TEDx Speaker, a trait he has in common with Six Beats founder Jason Joseph. Vivek is currently bringing a production of Alanis Morrisette’s Jagged Little Pill, to Broadway.