GoDigital Media Group
Years ago, before iTunes, Netflix streaming, and YouTube, GoDigital Media Group founder, and Chief Executive Jason Peterson presupposed a world where consumers would jettison their cds and dvds in favor of digital entertainment. He decided to do something about it, founding GoDigital Media Group (GDMG) in 2006. Since then, GDMG has founded and acquired multiple brands that leverage technology to enable best-in-class intellectual property (IP) rights management, bringing together the entire IP life-cycle to source, acquire, manage, market and monetize IP in a complex digital world.
The media industry is under duress as the result of the digital paradigm shift. Peterson sees four primary problems in the media industry: the Sales Problem, the Distribution Problem, the Marketing Problem, and the Engagement Problem. This translates to efficiently and effectively transacting rights, managing and delivering media to the consumer on any device, any network, anywhere in the world 24/7 while identifying, tracking, and monetizing consumer engagement. “As an industry, if we can solve these paramount problems then we will in all likelihood exceed the best days of physical goods,” says Peterson.
Peterson’s goal for each business activity in the GDMG portfolio: the right team delivering the right product for the right market at the right time. “When you get alignment of these items truly special things can happen”. To this end, GDMG has brought on board a world class team that includes the former head of global operations at Paramount, the largest law firm in the world, and a former managing director from Siemens, the German Fortune 50 engineering conglomerate
Over 400 human resources including leading professionals, technologists, engineers and scientists.
Chairman and CEO - GDMG
Billboard's '40 Under 40' Power Players - 2018 Billboard Indie Power Player - 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 Billboard Latin Power Player - 2020, 2021
CEO of Asia Pacific (APAC) - GDMG
18 yrs experience. Current COO AdShare & VidaPrimo. Former Managing Director, Siemens Korea
Chief Financial Officer - GDMG
10 years experience. CPA. Former Deloitte finance transformation expert in the telecom, media and technology sectors. Has led C-suite projects for Spotify, AIG and ILFC among others.
Chief Operating Officer and Americas - GDMG
25 yrs experience. EVP Strategy, Vision Media. Former Head of WW Operations, Paramount Pictures. Partner PRTM/PWC
Manfred Van Ursel
Chief Technology Officer, GDMG
23 yrs experience. Former founder & entrepreneur in tech. Architect and lead of engineering projects at top-3 Film/TV studios. 10y+ managing on offshore engineering teams
General Counsel - GDMG
Supervises and manages all legal matters. 10 years experience as an attorney in the entertainment industry representing artists and rights holders. As a past solo practitioner, a decade of work advising and representing established and start-up companies on corporate matters and legal affairs
CEO – Sound Royalties
CEO Alex Heiche founded Sound Royalties in 2014, recognizing the need to fund music professionals while allowing them to retain their copyrights. He works with leading music industry professionals, including GRAMMY-award winners, platinum recording artists and execs of every genre, always with discretion. Heiche graduated with a BS degree from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the Recording Academy, Gospel Music Association, Americana Music Association, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a lifetime member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
President, Cinq Music
Barry was a professional DJ and music producer from the age of 14. Starting as an intern while still in college, he rose through the ranks within GDMG. In 2013, Daffirm. along side GDMG CEP Jason Peterson, founded Cinq Music Group, considered a pioneer for combining services of distributor, record label and financial institution. He has been considered one of the pioneers in the independent distribution space for combining the various services of a distributor, record label, and financial institution.
Chief Financial Officer – Sound Royalties
Chuck Lowe is Sound Royalties’ CFO, leading the areas of credit, risk, finance and servicing. Prior to SR, Lowe co-founded Novation Ventures in 2001, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in the asset securitization industry. His expertise also includes financing, securitization, structured settlements and cash flows. Lowe is a proud graduate Yale University (BA) and a MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke.
President – Sound Royalties
Michael Bizenov is a highly skilled executive with extensive experience in finance, strategic planning and business development. Bizenov shapes SR's business and leads its growth. Previously, Bizenov was a consultant for UBS and Litchfield Road Consulting. Before that, he spent 20 years in executive roles at Sterling National Bank before ending his tenure there as President of Consumer Banking.
Legal Counsel - Sound Royalties
Michael Damore has been the General Counsel for Sound Royalties since its inception and serves as a member of the company’s Executive Committee. Damore manages legal matters related to product development, underwriting, and financing SR asset acquisitions. Michael graduated with highest honors with degrees in Economics, Political Science and Law from the University of California, Davis.
General Manager, Operations, YogaWorks
Magennis has worked in the yoga and wellness industry for over 10 years. She began her career in media and technology M&A at Allen & Co, before working various roles at YogaWorks. She is also a yoga teacher and teacher trainer, having completed 1,000+ hours of yoga training with some of the world's most notable instructors. Magennis now leads YogaWorks with a goal of making the practice more accessible to people around the globe.
Chief Financial Officer at Cinq Music Group
Prior to joining GoDigital Media Group, Patrick worked at Deloitte as an external auditor on Fortune 500 financial statement audits. He is a Certified Public Accountant with extensive experience in financial reporting, and served as GoDigital’s Corporate Controller before joining Cinq Music Group. Wolf leads the Company’s Royalty Accounting and Reporting (ROAR) Team, focusing on the valuation and financial due diligence of the Company’s music catalog acquisitions.
CARLOS ALEXANDER CRUZ
Senior VP/ General Merchandise Manager, Commerce, GoDigital Brands
Cruz is responsible for overseeing commerce and product related activities across multiple brands. He develops commerce strategies, product design, merchandising and marketing initiatives that resonate strongly with consumers. His branding experiences include key leadership positions at VIPSHOP, BCBG, Abercrombie & Fitch, Gap and Guess. Cruz attended University of Southern California, completing a Doctorate in Organization Leadership and a Masters in Communication.
President, Latido Networks
Stephen came to GoDigital in 2016 after several years in media and entertainment, most notably at Warner Bros., Paramount and Technicolor. He created the Networks Division at GDMG, first incubating 24-hour streaming channel Latido Music and later acquiring US Latin-focused digital publisher mitú.
General Manager of Latido Networks LATAM
Uzaheta is the General Manager of Latido Networks LATAM, GDMG's holding company for media companies Mitú and Latido Music. He has more than 19 years of experience in content generation, content strategy, television, commercials, marketing, video clips and media management. Sergio joined GDMG in 2017 after working in content direction for City TV Channel.
General Manager – mitú
Vanessa’s passion for fusing multicultural marketing, entertainment, and the power of branding led her to join mitú in 2019. After 15 years of media agency experience on accounts like Disney, Universal, and Beringer Wine, Vanessa now leads mitú in its mission to represent Latinos and build community through its various touch points, content, and brands.