WHO WE ARE
Jan is a filmmaker, comic book writer, martial artist and entrepreneur. He founded the award-winning media production company Creative Impulse Entertainment in 2003. Jan's life's work integrates the creative power of the audience into the major film, TV, and commercial production process.
Co-founder, Chief of Product Narrative
Autumn is an entertainment journalist and digital editor. She started her career in political strategy, became a staff writer at Newsweek where she co-founded the print vertical "Newsgeek," and later led audience development at Gizmodo and io9.
Andra Roxana Stanciu
Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer
Andra is a tech product and innovation strategist. She worked for 10 years as a full-stack software developer in HealthTech and GovTech. In 2017, Andra founded the Global Innovation Consortium——a platform for enabling human-centered innovation through technology and knowledge transfer.
Jeff Gomez, CEO of Starlight Runner, is the world’s leading producer of transmedia entertainment franchises and corporate narratives. He has worked with top studio executives and producers in Hollywood on many of the most successful entertainment brands, extending them effectively across multiple media platforms and increasing their longevity.
Adam has 15-years of expertise in finance and technology with companies ranging from Fortune 500 to early-stage venture and growth. He is currently the Founder of Lotus Oak Venture Studio.
Barry is an international producer. He's worked with Marlon Brando, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Johnny Depp, and is Al Pacino's producing partner. He has developed and packaged projects with studio majors Columbia Pictures(SONY), Universal, Fox, and Warner Bros.
Mark is a securities attorney highly specialized in business finance and raising capital. Formerly an SEC attorney, he is an authority on the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012 and recently published a book on crowdfunding.
Chip served as an FBI Special Agent and hostage/crisis negotiator for over 20 years. He is now a partner at the When and How Agency, which advises business leaders on behavioral based strategies for influencing, building trust, negotiating and forming powerful teams.
Greg is the former COO of Nasdaq Corporate Services, where he led client service and operations teams across the globe supporting FinTech, SaaS and Digital Communications businesses. He is the founder of Lipper Solutions, a boutique consultancy created to address the need for Business Transformation to drive sustained Operational Excellence and Customer Success.
Steven J. Cohen
Steve is an independent film producer, former brokerage firm owner, and investment banker. He has made films with Sandra Bernhard, Tyson Beckford, Carmen Electra, to name a few, and has supported Justice For Hire and ReelwUrld since their inception.
Lead engineer at venture-funded Aktiv Learning, Tom is driven by a passion for education and a knack for problem solving. With an extensive background in competitive mathematics and an in-depth knowledge of computer science, he has brought a number of novel ideas to market in his career.
Estela is a senior legal executive who has worked with Etsy, Amex, and other global companies.
John is a finance professional with a history of leading finance teams and working with operations to create, oversee and implement financial and strategic business development initiatives for media, entertainment and technology companies with a focus on driving strategic growth and generating profits.
Mike is the former Chairman of the New York Film Academy. His films have appeared in Berlin Film Festival, Palm Springs, Slamdance, Toronto Short Film Festival, Margaret Meade Doc Festival, and more.