Team and Advisor Board Members

Marc McNeil – Advisor Board (Management)

Marc is a seasoned Information Technology executive with a focus on managing multi-million dollar project efforts, in a variety of technology platforms, with divisional fiscal and multi-year project plan development responsibility.  Track record as an effective leader by developing, mentoring, and managing staff with increasing responsibilities.  He has worked in Entertainment, Consumer Products, Manufacturing and served as consultant to many Fortune 1000 companies.  These include work at 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Vans Shoe Company, Nippon Denso,Walt Disney Company, Jenny Craig, Paramount Pictures to name a few. Professionally, he was a past member of American National Standards Institute in establishing EDI transaction set for Box Office receipts Philanthropic pursuits include Chairman of the Hillsides Volunteer Network (3 years) and  has served on Board of Directors for Hillsides, a charity organization in Pasadena for behaviorally challenged children.

JoAnn Magno – Advisor Board (Legal)

JoAnn Magno specializes in brand marketing, licensing, sponsorships, entertainment, and commercial transactions. She is licensed to practice law in the State of California and is admitted to the United States Supreme Court. JoAnn was formerly employed by Boost Mobile, a division of Sprint Nextel, as the Director of Legal Services providing legal support and advice to Boost’s executives and business units on a variety of legal issues, and was responsible for integrating and implementing processes that allowed Boost to optimize its legal department services.  Prior to Boost, JoAnn served as a systems implementation project manager for Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Consumer Products Division. Additionally, she was employed by Mattel, Inc. where she worked in the Consumer Products Department in the Boys Toys & Entertainment Division.  While at Mattel, JoAnn spearheaded a software contract management software implementation and production development collaboration tool which was featured in Business Week’s top choice for corporate collaboration efforts (November 24, 2003).  JoAnn received her undergraduate degree from U.C.L.A. and her J.D. from Southern Methodist University, Deadman School of Law and was nominated for the 2007 American Media & Entertainment Association Awards for Excellence in Branded Entertainment.

Adrian Bailey – Advisor Board (Technical)

A skilled Database and Systems Analyst with over twenty-five years of experience. Adrian understand business processes and can communicate well with technical as well as non-technical users. Adrian can  integrate business needs into technical solutions via a thorough analysis of the situation, including interviewing end-users and system stakeholders, and develop robust implementations that work for the entire business. His area of specialty is Database Application Development using Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, and occasionally Oracle. He has also carry out data conversions, migrating data between platforms (usually from older, legacy systems to newer environments). Finally, Adrian has extensive years of experience in legacy Pick systems, including Advanced Revelation, UniVerse, UniData, and Prime Information.

Bernie Leypold – Advisor Board (Operations)

Knowledgeable and experience in project management and business operations in both the Entertainment and Hospitality sectors.  Bernie  has a fantastic ability to deliver high quality solutions in a politically complex, large-scale business and IT environment. He quickly analyzes information and accurately identifies the true business needs of a project, then condenses these needs into clear and succinct requirements. He is an effective, insightful, and driven project manager who is able to achieve success and deliver results for multiple projects in an environment of change and uncertainty.

Andrew Michalik –  Advisor Board (Technical)

Andrew has served as a Senior Technical Manager, Enterprise Architect/Strategist in many business sectors including software development, entertainment, web design and infra-structure and consumer goods.  He is an accomplished Technical Manager, with strong engineering, analytic and problem-solving skills. A confident and credible mentor and manager of high-performing teams for multiple projects with a multi-generational workforce. Entrepreneurial in spirit with proven negotiation, influencing and communication skills. Demonstrated superior business judgment and strategic planning based on knowledge, skills and intuition.

Andrew possesses proven abilities to take complex and difficult business requirements and architect complete solutions encompassing software, hardware and systems. Expert at applying the use of technology to increase ROI and improve business and developments efforts through the whole project life-cycle.

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