Small Business Owner in San Francisco, California
I am a founding partner in Brilliant Corners Artist Management. We have offices in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Seattle. Brilliant Corners represents a diverse array of artists including Death Cab for Cutie, Postal Service, Phantogram, Toro y Moi, Best Coast, Soccer Mommy, Bob Mould, New Pornographers and Pup.
I am also a partner in Noise Pop Industries. Based in San Francisco, we curate, produce and promote various events throughout the greater Bay Area including the festivals Noise Pop and Treasure Island
I am currently on the board of the Stern Grove Festival. Previously I served on the boards of 826 National, Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, the Bay Area chapter of NARAS, and Revolutions Per Minute, an organization dedicated to connecting artists with social causes. I also spent five years on the board of directors for the Independent On-Line Distribution Alliance (IODA) which ended in a partial acquisition by Sony in 2009.
I do some work around politics. In 2004, along with author Dave Eggers, I helped to curate and produce the Future Soundtrack of America CD and “Future Dictionary of America." This soundtrack featured artists such as REM, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Tom Waits. Dave and I also founded the website 90 Days, 90 Reasons in 2012. The site featured opinion pieces from the likes of Anne Hathaway, Shepard Fairey, and Ben Stiller who gave their opinions on why they thought President Obama should be re-elected. Using a similar idea, in 2016 during the presidential election, we organized the 30 Days, 30 Songs campaign. It was an effort to bring together musicians to record protest songs against Donald Trump. A new song was released each day in the last month before the election.
Lastly, I am an investor in a few San Francisco restaurants as well as an avid art collector.