Mike McCready, Co-founder & CEO
Mike has experienced success as a musician, and separately as an entrepreneur, but has found his true passion by combining music with business.
As a signed musician, he achieved two hit singles. As an entrepreneur, his companies have been featured in Success Magazine, The New Yorker, and other media. Fir example, one has been the subject of a very popular case study at Harvard Business School - which is taught at top business schools all over the world, was profiled in a few documentaries (Discovery, NatGeo, BBC & ITV), and even written into the screenplays of a couple network television series.
He speaks several languages, conducts business internationally, and occasionally rants on The Huffington Post. In short, he likes to stay busy.
As CEO of Music Xray, he has led the company through its challenging start-up phase and through it's angel and institutional rounds of investment. In 2011, Music Xray has become what is probably the largest online community of music industry professionals in the world.
You can follow Mike on Twitter: @mjmccready or connect with him directly on LinkedIn or find him here on About.me.
Jeff Durand, CTO
When he's not caving into the demands of his two year old son Isaac, and wife Kristen, Jeff is developing performant, social applications for the music industry. Jeff is intimately involved in all aspects of product design and development from concept, to prototype, to production deployment in the cloud. If it is part of the software stack Music Xray using, you can bet Jeff played a key role in spearheading its development.
Previous to his work at Music Xray, Jeff successfully exited from miiplazz.net - a community site dedicated to the Nintendo Wii. Jeff’s current side project, flickaday.com, continues to grow organically and has been featured on Techcrunch, wired.com and G4 TV. Jeff has been engineering products that will change the way music is promoted and discovered since 2006, and putting his talents to use for Music Xray since 2009.
August Navarro, VP of Operations and Community Development
August is a musician at heart and you're likely to find him within close proximity to one of his guitars. A former resident of Austin, Madrid, Mexico City, and Pennsylvania, he received his Bachelors from Temple University, located in the heart of Philadelphia. His interests include: nature, biking, and writing music with people around him.
Previous to his work at Music Xray August has aided in the start of several music related businesses, and he continues to apply his well-trained ear, and business insight, with helping Music Xray manage its daily operations and community of Industry Professionals.
You can connect with August directly on LinkedIn
Victoria Davis, Director of Artist Relations and Fan Management
Victoria is a recent NYU Music Business graduate, part-time drummer, Spanish-speaker, and runner all the way from Austin, Texas (with some time spent in Nashville and Prague). Well-versed in the music world, she also enjoys healthy eating and working weekends at a vegan bakery in Manhattan's Lower East Side neighborhood.
Previous to her work at Music Xray, she spent time in other music-tech startup's, tried her hands in the creative side of music supervision, and focused on client relations in event consulting. She currently manages the Artist and Fan communities at Music Xray, and enjoys her daily connection to artists and musicians around the world.