Team

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David Porter

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.

http://sampledandsorted.com/
http://8tracks.com/dp

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Rémi Gabillet

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.

http://8tracks.com/remi

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Matthew Cieplak

Matthew is 8tracks' senior frontend developer. He is also a music producer and DJ in Los Angeles in the year 2033.

http://datadebt.net
http://8tracks.com/datadebt

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Greg Korn

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

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Peter Bui

A herder of the ones and zeros, a Texas Longhorn, and a blisters on my fingers guitar player (because he doesn't practice enough). Peter likes to spend his time in the dark corner of backend coding and server operations while poking his head out every now and then to wrangle some Javascript. He loves rock and roll, with two servings of americana sunny side up, a side of hip hop, and a dash of indie.

http://paydrotalks.com
http://8tracks.com/paydro

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Stephen Valenta

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

JonBarnes

Jonathan Barnes

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
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Michael Lovelady

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.

http://8tracks.com/ml

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Netto Farah

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
ethan8j

Ethan Jud

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
Neurus

Martin Marconcini

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 is now working on the Android application.

http://8tracks.com/neurus

Jamesdrake

James Drake

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

Andrea Slobodien

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
rkhalil

Randy Khalil

Randy oversees advertising operations at 8tracks. An East Bay native, he studied international relations and Near Eastern studies at a college somewhere in New Jersey, and is glad to be back in San Francisco. When he's not in the office, he's usually learning a dead language, enjoying samples at high-end grocery stores, or liking pictures of cats on Instagram.

http://8tracks.com/rkhalil
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Chris Grant

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
jasondwaters

Jason Waters

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/jasondwaters
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Michelle Wu

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
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Tyrel Williams

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
Janinecheviot

Janine Cheviot

Janine handles 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
snerddogg

Ian Lozinski

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


Advisors

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Thomas Ryan

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).

http://thomasryan.typepad.com/
http://8tracks.com/whitechocolate

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Rags Gupta

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.

http://www.ragsgupta.com/
http://8tracks.com/ragsgupta

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Kate Imbach

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.

http://8tracks.com/kate8

Ken

Ken Parks

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.

Kevin

Kevin Arnold

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.

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Tony Zeoli

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.

http://www.netmix.com/
http://8tracks.com/djtonyz

Elizabeth

Elizabeth Moody

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.

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Tuhin Roy

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.



Alumni

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Gordon Cieplak

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.

http://grdn.cc
http://8tracks.com/gc

rj

RJ Ciccaglione

RJ worked on product and branding at 8tracks. He has a bike, wants a dog and likes to drink champagne on the airplane.

http://rjcisme.com
http://8tracks.com/rjcisme

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Garth Poitras

Garth was Director of Mobile at 8tracks. He has development experience on a wide range of platforms and works in user interface design and UX. Garth currently lives in San Francisco and enjoys sports, screen printing, and grilling.

http://8tracks.com/gdub22
http://garthpoitras.com

stephan

Stephan Florquin

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.

http://8tracks.com/stephan

arsy

Rich Caetano

Richard Caetano is an international programming gun for hire, presently living in Paris. He led the mobile application development of 8tracks and has been instrumental in both interface design and back-end initiatives.

http://arsy.org/
http://8tracks.com/arsy

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Juliet Kellogg

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
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Corinne Rockoff

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

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Jason Shellen

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.

http://shellen.com/
http://8tracks.com/jasonshellen

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Nathan Jones

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.

http://8tracks.com/nathanjones

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Ed Samour

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.

http://8tracks.com/es

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Tyler Love

Tyler lives in Brooklyn with his wife and cat. He is a developer at Tumblr, co-founder of Views.fm with Gordon, and plays guitar and synth in French Miami.

tylr.org
http://8tracks.com/tylr

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Philip McAllister

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.

http://mcalliph.com/
http://8tracks.com/mcalliph

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