David Sher 

Founder, President & CEO

David Sher is an experienced entrepreneur and an entertainment industry veteran with an expertise in planning, operations, management and development.  David has worked in some of the entertainment industry’s most high profile organizations including the 2002 Salt Lake Organizing Committee (2002 Winter Olympics), the Santa Barbara Zoo, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoo, Live Nation, Tickets.com, CID Entertainment and Belly Up Aspen.  Additionally, he has served as a consultant for a number of technology startups in the entertainment vertical including Fan Fan Technologies, Upriise.com, and Tikly.co.  

David is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park’s College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.  He holds a B.A. in Sociology (‘01) and is also a graduate of the Leadership Santa Barbara County leadership program (‘03).

Bernie Apshago

Chief Technology Officer

At the same time that Bernie was finishing his Information Systems Management Degree he began working at Ernst & Young LLP.  Bernie spent the first 10 years of his career there and rose to the level of associate director.  He spent his time working to develop and implement innovative solutions for audit teams, law firms and consulting organizations.  After that, he built an IT Managed Service startup company before heading to Xerox where, in the role of VP, he lead IT organizations that support enterprise business systems while focusing on application development, large data storage and workflow processing tools.  Now he runs his own technology, project and leadership consulting practice.  He focuses on solving tough business problems.

Vishal Kanwar

Chief Creative Officer

Vishal has nearly 20 years of hands-on experience across a broad spectrum of product design, user experience and information architecture initiatives in emerging technologies.  He has worked in numerous product innovation and design-related capacities with over 40 technology startups and SMEs, dating back to the dotcom boom of the late 1990’s, and has served on the founding teams of several mobile startups more recently.  He has managed dispersed teams of designers, developers and outbound communications professionals across 3 continents, and has a keen passion for design simplicity.

He has been a resident in the Greater Washington, DC region since 1992, but has had the opportunity to travel the world extensively.  Vishal’s creative career has also included touring as a world music DJ & percussionist, creating intricate paintings on stage, and stints as a fashion & travel photographer.  He currently resides in Northern Virginia with his wife and two young children

Robert Kemmery

Chief Financial Officer

Bob has 15 plus years of finance experience in numerous industries.  He developed and manages a rental portfolio of residential rental properties which he invested and developed when the market had imploded.  He has made investments and consulted on numerous projects ranging from the craft beer industry to professional services.

Bob has held key roles in the finance and tax arena.  He currently leads the North America tax function for a multinational company with $500 million in revenue.  Prior to this role he held multiple tax and finance roles with a fortune 500 energy company with revenues from $25 billion to $30 billion.  He has vast experience in acquisitions, divestitures, debt restructuring and tax planning.

Mr. Kemmery holds an Executive MBA from Loyola University of Maryland (2011). He has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Maryland at College Park (1999). He is completing his Masters in Taxation from the University of Baltimore (Spring 2018).

Ron Collins

Co-Lead Developer

Ron started his career fifteen years ago doing data analysis for clinical trials and has been developing enterprise software ever since for companies like United Healthcare, Xerox, Lockheed Martin, and Toyota. Ron has diverse experience in architecting, developing, and troubleshooting applications in the insurance, manufacturing, and logistics domains. In addition, he partnered with a friend to produce successful Occupational Therapy-related apps available in the App Store. He specializes in the Microsoft technology stack and Apple mobile application development.

Jon Popp

Co-Lead Developer

Jon began doing software development for clients before he even graduated college, helping to assist schools across the state of Kentucky in centralizing their annual TSA competition registration. After graduating, Jon went to work on the Microsoft team of a growing consulting company named Software Information Systems. He has since worked as a Software Engineer for Lockheed Martin, a .NET Software Development Lead for the Kentucky State Transportation Cabinet, as well as founded his own software consulting company. He works primarily in the Microsoft Stack, with a focus in development and software architecture.

Yoni Goldstein

Director of Operations

Yoni is an experienced ticketing and operations professional who has served in various customer service and operational roles at some of the nation’s best live entertainment organizations including Madison House, The Fox Theatre (Boulder), and Live Nation

Erich Zimmermann

VP, Dir of External Relations

Erich Zimmermann is a Director at a national association based in Washington, D.C. where he directs the transportation program and leads the organization’s efforts regarding Congressional and Administration affairs. Prior, Erich spent nearly ten years as a Senior Policy Analyst with a nonpartisan budget watchdog, where he led the organization’s transportation program, directed dozens of in-depth investigative research projects, and did extensive campaign development and media relations.

Erich has an M.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana and a B.A. in Political Communication from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Audrey Faine

Director of Marketing

Audrey is a veteran of the music and entertainment industry, with over 20 years of experience as a senior-level marketing and creative project management professional. She was formerly Vice President of Marketing for CBS Records, and has worked with Grammy-winning musician Ziggy Marley and the estate of Bob Marley, the Concord Music Group, the SF Jazz Festival and influential indie label Kill Rock Stars, helping to shape the careers of artists spanning nearly every musical genre.