Steve Carafello

Steve Carafello

A Morris County, NJ man with a childhood passion for doodling and Super 8 filming is back at the drawing board 40 years later. Now, he is cashing in on the fun, making animated and live action videos for companies that span the globe. Steve Carafello of Denville, NJ is…

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Shawn Rubel

Shawn Rubel

Shawn Rubel is the founder and CEO of Vecteezy, a creative marketplace for free vectors, stock photos, and 4K stock videos. Originally from Canada, Shawn studied Graphic Design at Niagara College for two years before graduating from Brock University (2004) in Ontario with a BA in Visual Arts. In 2007,…

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Joy Cheriel Brown

Joy Cheriel Brown

Joy Cheriel Brown is an accomplished filmmaker, with an MFA in creative writing from National University and a bachelor’s degree from Howard University, where she studied film and English and graduated summa cum laude. Joy is the founder of Third Person Omniscient Productions, a production company whose mission it is…

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Rebecca Page

Rebecca Page

Rebecca Page is a great example of someone who has turned their hobby into a thriving business. Keen on sewing since childhood, Rebecca started drafting her own digital sewing patterns after she was disillusioned with the traditional store-bought offering. Now her easy-to-sew patterns, with a focus on excellent fit, are…

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Gagan Grewal

Gagan Grewal

Gagan Grewal, CEO of Mogul Productions, leads the financial vision for the platform, including development of the Mogul Continuous Organization and Smart Wallet. Prior to joining Mogul, Gagan was the managing partner of a private equity firm, led the private banking team for Scotia Wealth Management, and founded his own…

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Martha Weidmann

Martha Weidmann

When you’re born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, genteel grace and charm are just a natural byproduct of your upbringing. But Martha’s deep understanding of the art business and tenacious drive for business success are something all her own. As our CEO and Co-Founder of NINE dot ARTS, Martha oversees…

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Jordan Kurland

Jordan Kurland

Jordan Kurland is a co-founder and partner at Brilliant Corners Artist Management, which has offices in San Francisco, New York, and Seattle. The company represents a diverse array of musical artists including Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service, Toro Y Moi, Best Coast, Soccer Mommy, Real Estate, New Pornographers,…

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Lacey Kaelani

Lacey Kaelani

Antler US portfolio company Casting Depot, the professional network in media and entertainment, is emerging as the industry’s premier marketplace for all facets of the on-camera talent booking process. Co-founders Lacey Kaelani and Brad Larson have led Casting Depot through a 446% month over month increase in talent user growth….

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Haley Hoover

Haley Hoover

Haley Hoover is an Intuitive Artist + Success Coach who helps female entrepreneurs step into their greatest expression. An Amazon #1 New Release Author, her expertise is in visionary thinking and subconscious mindset mastery. She has been featured in PositivelyPositive, Thrive Global, Thought Catalogue, and Wild Woman Rising Magazine among…

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Mingjie Zhai

Mingjie Zhai

Mingjie Zhai is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of The Love Story Media Inc., a non-profit organization that combines media with the mission of improving mental wellbeing through expressive journaling. She is also the founder of a new writing genre called “Journal-Artism,” which fuses…

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Susan Johnston

Susan Johnston

Susan Johnston, known as a Media Futurist, is President of Select Services Films, Inc. an award winning production company, has a casting division and is Founder/Director of New Media Film Festival. As a kid, Susan was on the set of the 1st Great Gatsby where she met Robert Redford while…

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