ReverbNation - United By Music
ReverbNation provides over 3.28 million music industry professionals — artists, managers, labels, venues, festivals/events — with powerful, easy-to-use technology to promote and prosper online. Our wide array of distribution and promotional solutions provide the hands-on tools and actionable insights that allow musicians and industry professionals to reach their goals in an increasingly complex music world. We operate worldwide with customers on every continent. In fact, over 30 million visitors come to reverbnation.com every month. And of course we Love Music!!!
Mike Doernberg CEO and Co-Founder
Mike is a serial entrepreneur from the Triangle area of North Carolina, as well as an amateur guitar player and music aficionado. Past ventures include SmartPath, a marketing software company, and Marathon Partners, an Internet services organization. All told, Mike has led three successful venture-backed startups in the software technology space.
Jed Carlson President and Co-Founder
Jed was an entrepreneur in Minneapolis before moving south and earning his MBA from Duke University, focusing on technology and marketing. In fact, he tells us that he launched his first business - selling his family’s junk mail to neighbors - at age five. Other past ventures include The Carlson Print Group, and SmartPrint, a division of AmericDisc Inc, that enabled “on-demand” CD manufacturing.
Lou Plaia EVP of Music and Co-Founder
Lou is a music industry veteran, logging 12 years in marketing at Atlantic Records before he was handpicked to head up the Marketing and Artist Development departments of the newly formed Lava Records. Lou has handled marketing for such artists as Kid Rock, Simple Plan, Uncle Kracker, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Unwritten Law, Skindred, Cold, The Click Five, Antigone Rising, O.A.R., Nonpoint and many others.
Robert Hubbard CTO and Co-Founder
Robert Hubbard loves the challenge and culture of the software startup scene. His past successes include Burl Software, Marathon Innovations, and SmartPath. When he is not knee deep in code, you can find him shredding some wicked licks on his favorite Fender Strat.
Steve Jernigan CIO and Co-Founder
Steve has worked in several high-tech sectors including telecommunications (BellSouth), financial (IBM), government (Dimension Data Australia), procurement (Streamlink), and marketing (SmartPath). Steve submitted the first all-digital PhD dissertation at the University of Texas at Austin and once stood in for Al Gore on national television while Mr Gore was fixing the Internet. Really.
Chris Smith CFO
Chris Smith, CFO Chris has extensive experience as a financial and operating executive for growth companies, including a stint as Vice President with Jefferies & Co., Broadview and Venture Manager at the Epperson Group, a technology incubator. While he plays the violin, he really wishes he played the guitar.