Allen Jacobi: President, Board of Directors
Mr. Jacobi is our founder, and has been our President and a member of our Board of Directors since our inception. He is a veteran entertainment attorney, and has represented internationally acclaimed artists such as the Eric Clapton Band, Trick Daddy, Inner Circle, The Miami Sound Machine, Marilyn Manson Band, and Two Live Crew. Mr. Jacobi co-founded Radio Records, distributed by Atlantic Records, which produced the number one Billboard hit single ‘Stars on 45.’ In 1990, Mr. Jacobi was offered his own record label and he formed Pyramid Media, now Pyramid Entertainment, d/b/a Pyramid Records. Pyramid Records released records form international superstars including Joe Walsh, Asia, Earth Wind & Fire, Robert Palmer, Stray Cats, The Doobie Brothers and Public Enemy. In 2004, Mr. Jacobi co-founded The Tube Music Network, a musical channel which featured heritage rock artists, and was subsequently bought out. Mr. Jacobi has a deep understanding of the record business, including marketing, promotion A&R and sales, and is integral to our operations, long-term strategy and future growth.
Josh Danoff: Senior Vice President/General Manager, Board of Directors – Secretary
Mr. Danoff has been our Senior Vice President and General Manager since 2005, and was appointed as our Secretary and to our Board of Directors on December 12, 2012. He has over 20 years of experience in the creation, delivery, and manufacturing of CD and DVD projects through WEA, EMI, BMG, ADA, UMGD and INgrooves/Fontana Distribution. Mr. Danoff has supervised the physical and digital releases for artists such as The Band, Cheap Trick, The Doobie Brothers, Earth, Wind & Fire, Ty Herndon, Robert Palmer, Public Enemy, Stephen Stills, Jon Secada and Edgar Winter. Mr. Danoff has interfaced with Fontana Distribution since its first year of operation and works directly with manufacturing vendors, acclaimed graphic artists, mastering studios, pre-press and artist management, as well as the department heads of advertising, finance, marketing, operations, promotions and public relations. Mr. Danoff graduated from Florida International University and is a former professional musician.
Dan Barnett: Vice President – Live Division, Board of Directors
Mr. Barnett is the Vice President of our Live Division and was appointed as a member of our Board of Directors on December 12, 2012. He has over 30 years of experience booking and producing entertainment events. In 1984, Mr. Barnett joined Cellar Door Concerts, a leading concert promotion company in the United States, ultimately becoming its President. He developed a Special Events/Corporate Events Division, which proved highly successful. In 1999, SFX Entertainment, a leading global promoter of live entertainment, acquired Cellar Door and was appointed as its Vice President of Business Development focusing on SFX Special Events which became one of the largest entertainment special events companies in the world. This effort was culminated when he closed a deal with the NFL to produce the half-time show for Super Bowl XXXVI.
In 2003, Mr. Barnett launched Wizard Entertainment, a full service entertainment production company, with clients such as Journey, The Moody Blues, Diana Ross, and Heart. Mr. Barnett has booked/produced over 2,500 concerts and special events worldwide and his experience and expertise in this area are invaluable to our business.
Benny Doro: Board of Directors – Treasurer
Benny Doro is a successful New York based businessman with over twenty years of experience in venture capital, early stage financing, entertainment media management and financial payment software development. In 2002, Mr. Doro became a partner in Marketview Financial Group, Inc. a private investment banking firm based on Wall Street. Mr. Doro has been instrumental in developing a number of projects from fruition to funding to taking them public. Mr. Doro is also a co-founder and Vice-President at Universal Vision Group, a leading provider of e-commerce software providing international multi-currency pre-paid cards to both corporate users and consumers
Mr. Doro serves on the Board of Directors at Pyramid Entertainment, Inc. In 1995, Mr. Doro founded NextLevel Productions Inc., a multi-media advertising and marketing company. As CEO of the company, he managed multiple clients including negotiating content deals with artists such as Madonna, Van Halen, U2, KISS, Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, and Sony Fan faire. In 2001, NextLevel merged with Wiremix Media Inc., and became the largest digital advertising company in the online gambling industry with over 65 clients. In 2002, Mr. Doro negotiated the sale of NextLevel to a publicly traded company. From 1985 to 2000, Mr. Doro performed in and managed a Rock and Roll band under the tutelage of Paul Stanley from KISS, which saw him performing in venues world-wide, while providing him with priceless insight into the entertainment and music industries.
Robert Bubeck: Board of Directors
Mr. Bubeck was appointed to our Board of Directors on December 12, 2012. He is the President of WJLL, Inc., a consulting practice formed in 1988 that helps launch, develop and operate cable networks, television programs and other media ventures. Mr. Bubeck’s clients include Comcast, Turner Media Group, Apex Media, Channel Labs, Affiliated Media Group, The Country Network and Verizon FIOS. Additionally, he founded Cross Media Works, a multi-platform sales agent in the media industry, where he led $150 million worth of acquisitions including of Apex Media Sales, TelAmerica Media, Affiliated Media and WizeBusy. Mr. Bubeck’s expertise in sales and media ventures is a valuable asset to our Board of Directors.
Jason Klein: Chief Financial Officer
Jason is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Florida and manages his own CPA firm. He is also the Chair of the FICPA (Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants) chapter for South Miami-Dade. He provides accounting, tax planning, business setup and other financial consulting services to various individuals, businesses, and nonprofits. A large portion of his business caters to the music and entertainment industry, including working with record labels, publishers, artists, live shows, and management companies. Jason is also a music producer, published songwriter, and operates his own record label. He has credits on recordings of Mariah Carey, Ricky Martin, Earth Wind & Fire, Jim Brickman, and many more. He has been a Grammy (NARAS) voting member since 1999. His label has licensed and sold music worldwide, including to the major labels Sony, Universal, and Ministry of Sound. During 2013, Klein oversaw several CD and digital compilations for Sony US Latin and produced a voice-over for the Fox TV show, The Simpsons. Under his moniker, Monster Taxi, Klein has also in 2013 produced music for Universal Music Canada and is currently readying dance music releases.