Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Andy has a penchant for startups and dove into the tech industry in 1994 as one of the very first employees of the Internet search engine, Infoseek, where he ultimately became Director, Business Development and Partnerships. Following Infoseek, he took on digital marketing strategy roles at AOL and Discovery. After those roles he joined the founding management team of ToneMedia, where he helped lead the mobile music platform reach 120 million users and achieve an acquisition by Bandsintown Group.
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer
John has more than 20 years of digital and gaming expertise. He was a pioneer in the space and has led engineering, product, growth, marketing and design teams to industry leadership across multiple platforms and verticals. Most recently, he was a co-founder of Live Canary, an SaaS platform that delivered scaled qualitative and quantitative insights to top mobile developers. Prior to that he was the General Manager of 2P Development & Publishing at the popular social games developer, Zynga.
Chief Operating Officer
Kristin is a Harvard MBA grad with a BS in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University. She has worked for and in partnership with a breadth of companies from Fortune 100 corporations to Silicon Valley startups including AT&T, Electronic Arts, McKinsey, IBM, Xfire, LimeLife, Mplayer, Apple, and Verizon. From 2004-2010, Kristin was the venture-backed CEO, Chairman of the Board, and Co-Founder of LimeLife, one of the first mobile apps companies.
Chief Communications Officer
Erin is an award-winning, creatively driven global marketing communications executive with extensive experience overseeing reputation management for brands and executives at some of the most renowned marketing communications agencies. From cat food to diamonds, Erin has a diverse roster of brand experience, including corporate, fashion, luxury, airlines, finance, beverage, retail, electronics, cosmetics, packaged goods and entertainment. Prior to Gifnote, Erin was the Chief Communications Officer at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide.
Chief Music Officer
Bill has 30 + years of global entertainment expertise across business development, operations, strategic planning, business and legal affairs and general management. He’s held top positions in the global business groups at both Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group. He is the founder of Barefoot Media, which specializes in assisting companies with business development, financial modeling, strategy, funding and content licensing across numerous industries. He is also a partner in Crossfade Partners, a collection of advisors and innovation strategists for companies seeking to execute positive change in a modern world with real ROI. He holds a JD from Seton Hall University School of Law.
Known in the industry for his unique foresight, Richard was an early innovator, identifying the transformation of linear content to digital video. Under his leadership, Qello secured global OTT rights in the music space, years before other companies identified these trends. In December 2017, Qello was acquired by Stingray Digital, where Johnson became its first Head of Global Strategy.