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8tracks was founded in 2006 by David Porter and launched on 8/8/08 by a small team working nights and weekends in New York, California, and France.
David Porter is the CEO and founder of 8tracks. Until 2006, he helped lead Live365, the pioneer of "social" internet radio, achieving profitability in 2005. David wrote the plan for what's now 8tracks during business school at Berkeley, informed in large part by the DJ scene in London of the late 1990s. His favorite band remains New Order.
Rémi Gabillet is the CTO and co-founder of 8tracks. After growing up and attending engineering school in Paris, Rémi moved to the Silicon Valley in 2003 to work with Live365, where he met David. Remi holds down 8tracks' infrastructure and keeps the team's wild product ideas in check.
Greg is a designer and illustrator living in San Francisco. He does design and copywriting at 8tracks and pursues high-functioning dilettantism in his off-time.http://8tracks.com/or2or3or4
Stephen drums up advertising revenue and organizes the finances. He studied music business and accounting at Belmont and Vanderbilt U's, then was a CPA at Deloitte for two years. After three months in Berlin, he speaks enough German to have fun, and he loves that so many weird Portland bands play in San Francisco.http://8tracks.com/stepvale
Jonathan leads business development and partnership opportunities at 8tracks. A former jazz and rock and roll musician, he fell in love with underground house and techno during a fateful trip to a small island in the Mediterranean over a decade ago. After that he spent time in London as a DJ, and in New York as a management consultant, picking up a law degree in between. He co-hosts a weekly dance radio show in the Bay Area, and spends most of his free time plotting how to locate and gain entrance to the afterhours for Cocoon's closing party in Ibiza each year.http://8tracks.com/JonBarnes
Michael is a veteran in site optimization and is responsible for SEO and analytics at 8tracks. He is in love with music and spends his free time making beats and standing on his hands. His favorite band is The Roots.
Ethan is an iOS engineer who moved from Maine to San Francisco. He loves playing the fiddle, swing dancing, and local craft beer.http://8tracks.com/ethan8j
James is the Director of Sales and responsible for bringing in revenue by connecting the world's top brands with the 8tracks platform. He studied business in Boston and economics in London while captaining ferries in the summers. He then worked in financial sales but, the recession coupled with Wall St. 2: Money Never Sleeps, made him rethink his major so he jumped ship to work in digital advertising. After 5 years of brand-direct and agency sales, James is now focused on evangelizing 8tracks and growing his team.
He is a fan of classic, alt and indie rock with soft spots for rap, electronic, pop, and one Jimmy Buffett song.http://8tracks.com/jrake
Andrea is a musician and recent college graduate. Hopeless romantic and lover of all things music, traveling, and languages. And pizza. .http://8tracks.com/andreaslobodien
Randy is a data analyst at 8tracks. An East Bay native, he studied international relations at a college somewhere in New Jersey, and is glad to be back in San Francisco. When he's not in the office, he can be found learning a dead language, enjoying samples at high-end grocery stores, or liking pictures of cats on Instagram.http://8tracks.com/rkhalil
Rory does this and that, no one really knows. Then every so often he spurts out an Android update for everyone and people cheer. When he's not adding slick new features to the droids he likes playing his saxophone around midnight, in tune with the local alley cats. If you live in Bristol and listen veeery closely you might hear him one night, or catch a glimpse of his silhouette as he plays on the rooftops.8tracks.com/rory-smith-332
Katelyn is an Account Manager in the New York office and hails from Brooklyn. All things Halloween, yoga, and discovering new music on 8tracks are some of her favorite pastimes. Some artists she could listen to at any moment include Jay-Z, A Tribe Called Quest, and The Roots.http://8tracks.com/KateStone
Ann has had travel, work and life experiences all over the world and is now back in San Francisco playing the Loft Manager/Mamma at the 8tracks home. She's solar powered and swears she can't burn, so she prefers to work from her sunlit workstation in the backyard and spend her summers in Ibiza. She's a risk-taker, but is deathly afraid of clowns, cockroaches and life without music.8tracks.com/Bonanza
Evan is the Sales Planner for the New York office, and comes from the Jersey Shore (yes, that Jersey Shore). Just like every Jersey resident, he believes Bruce Springsteen is the chosen one. While he is not eating up every word the Boss writes, you can find him listenings to any kind of Folk, from Dawes to Dylan.8tracks.com/efalcia
Currently residing in Richmond, VA, Sam is a longtime user whose fanaticism for 8tracks borders on pathological but has recently earned him a spot on the team as a Customer Support Representative.8tracks.com/sam_peterson
Before penning a music blog, David made cassette mixtapes for friends. When he's not consuming music, he's trying to satiate his burrito hunger. Today, he helps grow 8tracks' music community.8tracks.com/thesfcritic
Dustin hails from Asheville NC, the land of mountains, waterfalls, and beer. He recently received his PhD from UC Berkeley in something to do with neurons and statistics. He is now the primary Data Scientist for 8tracks. When not crunching numbers for the team, he's running, contributing to his nerdtastic blogs, or eating tacos in the Mission.theclevermachine.wordpress.com
Maximillian Piras is a designer, artist, & illustrator from New York City. He is a lifelong lover of all kinds of music & always searching for something new. He loves skateboarding & cinema. He also runs an experimental clothing brand called Lost Cat.MXMLLN.com
Matt is an Android Engineer from Indiana. His free time is spent learning as much as possible and jumping out of airplanes. He likes to find ways technology can augment his life, not dominate it.8tracks.com/mmayers-523
Chris is a UX consultant focused on growth and experimentation. He comes to San Francisco from Malaysia via the Midwest and East Coast. He likes R&B and soul, systems thinking, economics, creativity, Liverpool FC, trying new food and watching his kids grow up.8tracks.com/noodlebot
Michel PigassouMichel moved from Paris, France, to work at 8tracks as a back-end developer. He used to play guitar a long time ago. Now he enjoys cooking and discovering new places in San Francisco. 8tracks.com/dagnan
Allison is an Ad Operations Manager at 8tracks, raised in SoCal but now residing in NYC. She enjoys traveling, iPhone photography, and food for pleasure. Volleyball is her lifelong passion. She would make it a full time job but unfortunately can't stack up to the Kerry Walshes of the world. Instead she'll stick to trafficking ads and helping grow the company's ad sales business.8tracks.com/li-allison
Dominic is an Account Executive in the New York 8tracks loft. Armed with a gregarious personality and a creative edge, Dominic builds strong partnerships with leading brands. He has a passion for hip-hop, coffee. and anything related to his hometown of Buffalo, New York. On any given Sunday, you can find Dom tailgating before his beloved Bills take to the gridiron.8tracks.com/dmilitello
Jon Maples is VP of Product for 8tracks. Previously he spent nearly a decade building product and audience at the streaming music service Rhapsody, and helped build several digital media services, including stints at extinct companies like Red Herring and Netscape.8tracks.com/jmaples42
Troy is a Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles. He brings top national brands and 8tracks together so we can continue to deliver 8tracks to you. When he's not working, you'll usually find him playing beach volleyball, at a live concert, or at a bar complaining about the fact that LA still doesn't have a pro football team.8tracks.com/troykeel
Annie is a journalism student from San Luis Obispo interning for the Marketing department over the summer. At any given time, you can find her wearing an egregiously oversized jacket her friends assured her "wasn't worth it". She will tell you what Myers-Briggs type you are whether you want to know or not, and she's spent more hours than she can count watching anime vaporwave skate videos. One day, she'd love to meet Kevin Drew. She has an outdoorsy complex and does not drink nearly enough water. She plans on planning to play drums sometime in the future.8tracks.com/annievain
Jono Kane is a San Francisco-based User Experience Design nerd. He enjoys all forms of design/UI/UX/FEE, webdev, synthesizers, bikes, music production, photography, and his awesome dog.8tracks.com/jonokane
Alan is the product marketing manager at 8tracks. Hailing from a music background, he’s passionate about the digital media ecosystem and bringing new ideas to life. To feed a voracious appetite for music, you’ll find him concocting mix sets, slow-roasting blog posts, and musicking long after dessert.8tracks.com/awakingdream
Michael is our Community Manager who had never had guacamole until this year despite growing up in NYC. In his free time he enjoys being a video game developer, pretending he is good at pool, and petting dogs even though he is allergic.8tracks.com/mtodd2016
Sam is 8tracks' Director of Finance and Operations and resident Brit. He started out in the industry with Warner Music then worked in London as a CPA then private equity investor before moving to San Francisco to study for his MBA at UC Berkeley. He later worked in product at Zynga and led finance at Life360. Sam is a DJ hobbyist, loves a good kick drum, and has found his spiritual home at 8tracks!http://8tracks.com/samfiler
Neil is a designer/developer who works on frontend at 8tracks. He is currently a student at UC Berkeley, and is raising a kitten in his fraternity.http://8tracks.com/neilshankar
Kelley is a software engineer who grew up in NH on her goat farm. She loves cheese, craft beer, and model train set enthusiasts.http://8tracks.com/kscandalous
Monika was born in Poland, raised in Vancouver, and is currently in her last year of uni at Concordia University in Montreal while helping support the 8tracks community as our Customer Support Intern. She speaks, reads, and writes four languages (Polish, English, French and Spanish), so feel free to send her any questions you may have! When she's not working hard for 8tracks or school, she can be found traveling the world.http://8tracks.com/monikatski
Tom Ryan is the CEO of skinnyCorp, a company that creates online communities and has helped popularize the phenomenon of crowdsourcing. SkinnyCorp's largest community is Threadless, a community-based t-shirt company with an ongoing open-call for design submissions. Prior to SkinnyCorp, Tom served as senior vice president of digital strategy globally at EMI Music. Previously, Tom held roles at Virgin Mobile USA, eMusic, and Cductive (an early digital music retailer that he co-founded and sold to eMusic).
Based in London, Raghav "Rags" Gupta is Brightcove's VP of International Partnerships where he handles a number of Brightcove's sales and business development priorities focused on ramping the company's efforts in the UK and EU. He has also been responsible for the Company's music industry relationships. Rags advises investors and startups such as Mocospace and has worked with NPR, kSolo and others in the past. Prior to Brightcove, Rags served as the COO of Live365, the internet radio network.
Kate Imbach is the founder/organizer of Mobile Monday Boston, New York and Silicon Valley, and previously worked as VP of Marketing at Skyhook. She had a brief and disenchanting career in government affairs and incidentally holds a MPA from Suffolk University. Her favorite band is Portishead.
Ken Parks is Chief Content Officer of Spotify and Managing Director of Spotify USA. He's previously served as Senior VP of Strategy and Business Development at EMI and as a senior manager at GetMusic and Reuters Group PLC. Ken earned his law degree from Columbia, and holds a bachelor's in electrical engineering from Lafayette College and a master's in electrical engineering from Lehigh University. He's a Sinatra man.
Founder and CEO of IODA, Kevin guides the growth of one of the largest digital distributors of independent music in the world, combining his dedication to independents and his unique understanding of the digital music world to benefit IODA's global client base. Kevin founded IODA in 2003 after spending time learning about databases at Oracle and guiding the growth and development of online music startup Listen.com. Kevin also directs Noise Pop Industries, which produces San Francisco's internationally renowned Noise Pop Festival, which he founded in 1993, as well as the Treasure Island Music Festival and other Bay Area cultural events.
Tony Zeoli pioneered the broadcasting of DJ mix shows online through his long running, Netmix.com web site. He's managed the development of Internet products for the Epic Records division of Sony Music, 1-800 Flowers, Cablevision Systems Corp., the Associated Press and Entertainment Media Works. In his spare time, Tony rains 3-pointers from the top of the key on his opponents or uses his crossover dribble to drive to the hoop for a left handed lay-up off the glass. When he's not holding court on the hardwood, you can find him anchored to his MacBook Pro, sequencing the latest and greatest tech-house tracks with Ableton Live for his long running Netmix Global House Mix Show.
Tuhin is a digital media leader with more than 20 years experience growing companies organically and via M&A in roles including founder, board member, legal counsel and advisor. He founded the Digital Rights Agency, a digital distribution company whose partners included Apple, Microsoft, Verizon and Amazon.com, and which was publicly-traded on the NASDAQ. Tuhin served in various management and board positions, helping grow the company through a number of mergers to its current $200M+/year in revenue.
Prior to founding DRA, Roy served as General Counsel and EVP Strategic Development of Echo Networks—an Internet radio company acquired in early 2003 by a consortium of major brick and mortar music retailers including the Virgin Entertainment Group, Borders and Best Buy. Prior to joining Echo Networks, he practiced corporate and intellectual property law at Perkins Coie LLP in Menlo Park where he represented technology companies in licensing and corporate finance matters. Roy has also served on the board of the Digital Media Association, a Washington DC-based association whose members include AOL/Time Warner, MTV, and Real Networks and as an early consultant to Pandora. Further back, Tuhin produced hit records for major labels and built a boutique music publishing business.
Dick launched and led the New Media department at the Beggars Group (XL Recordings, 4AD, Matador Records, Rough Trade) from 1997 to 2001. He licensed the Group’s groundbreaking digital catalog, and set the Group’s strategic direction.
Toolshed, founded by Huey in 2001 in NYC, provides digital strategy, content licensing, and content acquisition consulting for major consumer brands, technology and entertainment companies, and digital music services. Toolshed also provides social media strategy, growth, and grassroots marketing services to an elite client base of over 350 entertainment clients, including The Civil Wars, MNDR, Ani DiFranco, Sufjan Stevens, The Arcade Fire, and Aimee Mann.
He is a founding new media committee member of A2IM, a Future of Music board member, and a nine-year past board member representing Matador Records at Soundexchange. He has held advisory board roles at CASH Music, Tunecore, and RoyaltyShare and has managed the careers of music artists signed to Kill Rock Stars, Simple Machines, Beggars Banquet, and Glitterhouse Records.
Fred McIntyre is a seasoned digital media executive and advisor to startups. McIntyre is currently the Head of Digital [Interim] at Fender Musical Instruments Corporation and the former CEO of awe.sm. McIntyre has built his career working as a Senior Executive at CBS, AOL, Last.fm, Winamp, Spinner.com, VIBE & SPIN. McIntyre is also currently an active Advisor to 8tracks, Mixcloud, SoundHound, Unified Social & Union Metrics. McIntyre has done pioneering work in digital content distribution that has helped create and expand the markets for licensed music and video services. McIntyre is a graduate of Duke University.
Gordon acted as 8tracks' Creative Director and a founding team member. He is an itinerant interactive designer, developer, and cognitive science enthusiast. During odd moments of focus, he and Tyler work on Views.fm. His favorite band is The Radio Dept.
Since picking up HTML at the age of 13, Stephan has acquired experience in a wide variety of domains such as web development, graphics programming, and compilers. Nowadays he spends most of his time doing ActionScript and Flex work, when he's not playing fretless bass or snowboarding that is. Oh yeah, he's also French.
Juliet worked as 8tracks' Community Manager. After a couple of years managing social media for an enterprise software company, she realized she would love her job so much more if she could work for a product she was passionate about; luckily she found 8tracks. She spends her days making sure listeners and DJs are as happy as possible, and enjoys finding great clothes at thrift stores, cooking Instagram-worthy food, and brushing up on her Portuguese by listening to Brazilian music (rap when she's up for a challenge).http://8tracks.com/julesndiamonds
Corinne answers email, manages social media, and does other odd jobs for 8tracks. She will eventually have graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, and when she's not working on that she enjoys playing with kittens and listening to indie rock.http://8tracks.com/pocketrock
After leaving Google's New Business Development team in August 2007, Shellen founded Plinky, a seed-stage startup building a social media content encouragement system. As an employee of Pyra Labs, Shellen was part of Google's acquisition of Blogger in 2003. During his tenure at Google, Shellen became the founding product manager of Google Reader and holds patents on feed and social media technologies. Jason Shellen is a member of the RSS Advisory Board and advises a handful of start-ups.
Nathan Jones has been active in the fields of interactive branding and UI design since before the Googles. He's overseen the creative implementation of one of the largest dating sites on the internet, the largest newspaper in Denmark, the largest failed cellular provider in the US, and the largest envelope-selling website in the history of mankind (among many, many other projects). You can find him in the club.
Ed is technology lead in charge of building award-winning Web sites for clients such as Vanity Fair, Ivanka Trump, and Continental Airlines. He brings over ten years of experience building Web applications that emphasize design and modern features to provide a great user experience.
Philip McAllister is a mobile developer for 8tracks. Since 1998 he has been building products for Internet based startups. Philip is native Oklahoman, a CS graduate of the University of Tulsa and a recent transplant to Austin, TX. For the past few years his favorite band has been LCD Soundsystem.
Janine handled Client Services for the 8tracks sales team. She lives in Brooklyn, loves music, pizza and California, and wishes she was best friends with Stevie Nicks.http://8tracks.com/jneen
Martin has been developing software for a very long time, from insurance companies to healthcare, where he had to learn the dark arts of dentistry in his own company. After seeing way too many pictures of teeth, and with the launch of the first iPhone SDK, he decided to turn to the mobile side of the force. He lived in Europe for over twelve years in the sunny Spain and now resides in San Francisco where he tries to play guitar and venture into the flight simulation world without much success. Martin worked on the Android application.http://8tracks.com/neurus
Tyrel runs the Customer Support side of things at 8tracks. When he's not helping 8tracks users, he enjoys practicing Kundalini Yoga, DJing out and about, and producing Acid House.http://8tracks.com/tyrel-williams
Chris is an iOS engineer hailing from the rubber capital of the world. He enjoys the simple things in life — watching sports with friends, local beer, and spending time with family.8tracks.com/cconeil
Netto is the brazilian groove at 8tracks codebase. After a few years fighting architects, managers and some other mystical creatures of the enterprise world, he decided it was about time to write code for something he's really passionate about. The music beats from 8tracks come in handy...
When not working on creative ways to integrate with the latest and greatest partner for 8tracks, Netto will be playing whack-a-mole with bugs on the website so you can always get the music magic. Still working out if he prefers working from San Fran HQ or a glorious South American beach.http://8tracks.com/nettofarah
Dan is a media veteran from LA who built out sales teams for The Weather Channel, Launch/Yahoo and Fandango among others. He is currently consulting for 8tracks, fostering relationships with studios, autos and tech companies. In his spare time Dan is consumed by Lacrosse as a player, a coach, a parent of two boys who play and as President of the LA Chapter of US Lacrosse. In high school Dan was a DJ for parties when Parliament, Brass Construction and the Isley Brothers ruled the dance floor.
Elizabeth is a digital media executive with years of experience advising large and small digital music and video services. Elizabeth is the Vice President of Content for StreamNation, Inc. Prior to that, Elizabeth was the Director of Content Strategy and Business Development for digital channels at OnCue, an innovative television service funded by Intel and sold to Verizon, and the Head of Music Partnerships at YouTube. Elizabeth serves as a member of the Board of the Grammy Foundation and is a member of the Digital Advisory Board of Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Chris is a designer at 8tracks. He's a bit of a polymath, who likes to learn and juggle a variety of disciplines. Chris bikes around San Francisco and does photography around the city in his spare time.http://8tracks.com/cgsofly
Drew is a software developer interning with us for a few months. He recently moved to SF from Philly and doesn't really get microclimates. If he started a band, he would either call it "A Tribe Called ?uestlove" or "Fleetwood Mac Miller."http://8tracks.com/DoctorRobert
Ian is a full stack engineer at 8tracks. As a New Jersey native, he likes pizza, motorcycles, and laying down funky grooves on bass.http://8tracks.com/snerddogg
Michelle spends her days delighting folks on email, Tumbling, writing social media posts, and working on 8tracks' college program. She is an avid fan of electronic music- mainly deep house and future garage. In her free time, she enjoys going to music shows, watching Adventure Time, and exploring the city.http://8tracks.com/mmwu
Jason has been given a number of unofficial titles by the team, his favorites being "Super Intern" and "Playlist Guru". He does various odd jobs in the realms of marketing, social media, and customer support at 8tracks and also occasionally attends Creative Writing courses at San Francisco State University. He plays drums in whatever band will have him. He likes electronic music and 90s indie rock and probably some other stuff too. His favorite artist is David Bowie.http://8tracks.com/jasonwaterfalls
Bhuvan is a software developer who moved from India to San Francisco. He loves coding, food and beer.8tracks.com/bhuvan-t
Josh is a software developer interning with 8tracks before starting his senior year of college. Originally from Evanston, IL, he is a big fan of Chicago rappers, sports teams, pizza and hot dogs.8tracks.com/jdi7
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