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Executive Team

Dean Grey

Founder & Chairman

20 years of experience in building companies in multiple countries with successful exits. Recognized globally as one of the leading experts in social technology.

Dr. Rocky Tannehill

Chief Executive Officer

Principle at The Tannehill Group, LLC. Former Chairman, CEO, Zoe City Software. Mr. Tannehill is an investor with a broad knowledge and experience in early-stage startups.

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David Schieffelin

President & Chief Operating Officer

Harvard Graduate. Entrepreneur | COO. David developed media assets for News Corp., generating billions of dollars in sales for 14 years. Co-founded two TV success retail businesses over 26 years. Built and exited a wireless sensor technology company in partnership with Verizon, AT&T, Cisco and Accenture.

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John Willis

President, Skylab Social

Former CEO of Matchstick Media, a digital marketing agency. He is also Co-Founder of FreeSpace Social. He spent over 20 years in commercial real estate development and brokerage where he and his family office sold over $1B worth of assets. 

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Jaco Booyens

Executive Vice President

Jaco is the President and CEO of After Eden Pictures. He is the founder of SHAREtogether, a 501(c)3 that fights against the global crisis of Sex Trafficking. He is also the Co-Founder and President of FreeSpace Social. 

Yasser Elgebaly

Chief Technical Officer

25 years of experience in technology, Yasser has worked at Top 500 technology companies including Microsoft, Cisco, AT&T and Ericsson. He started SanApptX, a technology company focused on cyber security, cloud and internet.

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Elise Rhodes

EVP Strategic Alliances

As former CMO of Parler, Elise brings over eight years of experience in communications, revenue generation, financial oversight, talent development, problem solving and relationship marketing.

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Jeremy Wong

Executive Vice President

Former co-owner of global conglomerate in the event production, coaching, training and apparel industry that operated in 22 different countries. Founded, invested and exited companies across multiple industries worldwide. 

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Brandon Hampton

Director of Influencer Marketing

Recognized by Forbes as the #1 most influential brand on social media. He has worked with over 500 different celebrities, athletes, artists, and social media influencers. In total, Hampton has spent an aggregate of over $50,000,000 on social media marketing for brands and products. 

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Rob Frederick

CIO & Vendor Partner

Tech co-founder of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and AWS Marketplace. MIT Grad, Media Lab, MIT Technology Review Magazine TR 100 (TR35) award winner, author of 44 issued patents.

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Advisory Board

Dr. Ben Carson

Advisor

Retired neurosurgeon, author, and politician who served as the 17th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 2017 to 2021. He was a candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 Republican primaries. He is considered a pioneer in the field of neurosurgery.

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Jeff Hoffman

Advisor

Award-winning global entrepreneur, proven CEO, worldwide motivational speaker, bestselling author and Hollywood film producer. Founder of multiple startups and CEO of both public and private companies. Has been part of a number of well-known successful startups including Priceline.com/Booking.com, and uBid.com. Frequent keynote speaker, chairman of Global Entrepreneurship Network with members in 180 countries.

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Stacey Schieffelin

Brand Strategy Advisor

A global marketing and media personality, a Co-Founder of Women’s Leadership LIVE, the founder of ybf (your best friend) beauty | Models Prefer Beauty and is 1 of 6 HSN | QVC Star Entrepreneurs! She has engineered a 26-year record of success owning some of the greatest global cosmetic brands in direct sales on 8 LIVE TV Networks in 28 countries. As a Chief Brand Officer (CBO), Stacey enjoys assisting with the build of emerging brands to ensure that their community relations and pop culture strategies accelerate their brand growth.

Dr. Al Nagi

Chief Data Scientist

Ph.D. - University of Cincinnati. Worked with IBM & Cisco Systems. Conducted 75+ research studies for Microsoft. Instructor at UC Irvine working with Fortune 1000 companies. Has written 4 books and published over 100 research papers. 

Mike Pine

Strategic Partnerships Advisor

Former Chief Revenue Officer and Head of Global Sponsorships for UFC, WWE, CNN, Combat Americas. Management of Global Brand Partnerships with companies like Pepsi, NFL, NBA, Budweiser & more.