Josh Berman is currently the President of Slingshot Labs Inc. Slingshot Labs, a division of News Corporation, is a web incubator dedicated to building new Internet companies. Slingshot Labs will employ a portfolio approach to the development and launch of businesses, and plans to nurture four to five ventures per year.
Josh Berman is a co-founder and was the chief operating officer of MySpace.com, the leading online lifestyle portal. MySpace has created a new platform for a generation to communicate and discover culture based around the self expression and connectivity of the site’s 120 million active users.
Berman formerly co-founded and managed successful Internet companies, ResponseBase Marketing, and Xdrive Technologies. Prior to his start up life, Berman was a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, and an international marketing manager and a senior financial analyst at Twentieth Century Fox.
Berman received his MBA from the University of Southern California, his BA from UC- Santa Barbara, and is a CPA in the State of California.
Jonathan Sills currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer for ShoeDazzle, a personalized styling and e-commerce service for women that love shoes and fashion. His responsibilities as CMO include acquisition, retention, analytics, brand architecture, consumer insights, PR, social media, and strategic planning.
Prior to ShoeDazzle Jonathan worked at Provide-Commerce, which he joined as a summer intern after ProFlowers first Mother's Day in 1999 and left as Senior Vice President with ultimate line accountability for several hundred million in revenue.
Prior to Provide Commerce, Jonathan was a Business Analyst with McKinsey & Company in their San Francisco office.
Jonathan graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S.E. in Engineering & Management Systems from Princeton University and received his M.Sc. in History of Science & Technology with top honors from Oxford University.
R. Jordan Greenhall was a co-founder of DivX, inc (Nasdaq: DIVX) and served as the Company's CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors from August 2000 to December 2007. Mr. Greenhall was responsible for DivX's corporate strategy and overall strategic direction.
From January 1999 to June 1999, Mr. Greenhall was Vice President at MP3.com, a digital media company, where he was responsible for developing and implementing the company's business and content development model.
From July 1999 to January 2000, Mr. Greenhall served as a Strategic Consultant with INTERVU, a premier streaming media services provider.
Mr. Greenhall received a J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School and a B.A., summa cum laude, from Texas A&M University.
Charles B. Ortner, a partner at Proskaur Rose LLP, focuses his practice on the entertainment and media industries.
Chuck has represented many of the world's most successful recording artists (including Madonna, U2, Shania Twain, Michael Jackson, Sting, The Police, Janet Jackson, Green Day, The Eagles, Bon Jovi, John Legend, Bonnie Raitt, Trent Reznor/Nine Inch Nails, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Maroon 5, Joss Stone, My Chemical Romance, Matisyahu, Cyndi Lauper, Whitney Houston, Meat Loaf, Collective Soul, Lauryn Hill, and Rob Thomas/ Matchbox 20), renowned record producers (including Phil Ramone, Rick Rubin, Jermaine Dupri, and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds) and leading entertainment industry executives and entrepreneurs (including Jimmy Iovine, Chris Blackwell, Russell Simmons, Clive Calder, Robert Sillerman and Antonio "LA" Reid). He also is the National Legal Counsel to the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. (the GRAMMY® Award organization).
Mr. Ortner has represented many leading entertainment and media industry institutions, including: Bertelsmann A.G.; SONY/BMG Music Entertainment (including The RCA Records Group, Arista Records, J Records and Jive Records); SONY Music Entertainment; BMG Music Publishing; Universal Music Group (including Interscope Records and Island/Def Jam); Warner Music Group (including Warner Bros. Records, Elektra Records, Maverick Records, Atlantic Recordings and Warner/Chappell Music); EMI (including Capitol Records, EMI Records, Virgin Records and EMI Music Publishing); Sony Pictures/Columbia Pictures; Hasbro, Inc.; Sega; Palm Pictures; Windup Records; Blackground Records; Ken Ehrlich Productions; and Primary Wave Music Publishing. Chuck also has represented many of the top personal managers in the music industry.
Chambers USA has described Chuck as a "legendary music expert [and] one of the premier lawyers in the copyright world." He has been an invited speaker at bar association and continuing legal education programs, law school classes and seminars throughout the U.S., including Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, Columbia University School of Business, Boston University School of Law and the Annenberg Foundation.
Chuck is a member of the SoundExchange Artist Advisory Board, a member of the executive committee and the board of trustees of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, and served as counsel to MusiCares, Inc., a charity devoted to providing assistance to indigent, aged and infirm members of the music community. He also is president of the Kanye West Foundation, which supports educational initiatives.