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Jim Merlis

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THE DREAMSTAGE FOUNDERS: Thomas Hesse, CEO, is the former President of SONY MUSIC for Global Digital Business and US Sales/Distribution where he drove the transformation of the recorded music model to streaming. He brings three decades of entertainment industry management experience which also included co-founding VEVO and serving as Chief Digital Officer of Bertelsmann. Jan Vogler, Artistic Director, is the consummate artist entrepreneur performing in the world’s greatest concert halls and is one of the leading international cellists in the world. He also performs with artists such as Eric Clapton and Bill Murray along with serving as the director of the multi-genre internationally renowned Dresden Music Festival since 2009. Scott Chasin, CTO, is a serial entrepreneur and technologist who has founded and successfully exited several venture-backed startups including most recently ProtectWise, a network security platform acquired by Verizon in 2019 and MX Logic, an email security SaaS service acquired by McAfee in 2010 where he served as CTO prior to its acquisition by Intel.

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