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Sal Piscopo

Sal Piscopo is the Founder and Managing Director of Ether Advisory Partners, a consulting firm focused on advising leading private equity firms on their M&A strategies across the software, technology, and technology-enabled services sectors in the U.S. and Canada. Sal brings a strong track record of nearly 15 years of successful M&A, corporate strategy, and …

Jacqueline Churchwell

Jacqueline Churchwell is a strategy and operations leader. She is currently the Director of Strategy & Operations for WeWork. She also is the CEO and co-founder of gratia, a strategy and operations consulting firm with clients including Better.com, quantum computing SPAC and a Boston-based healthcare non-profit.  Previously, Jacqueline was with Bain & Company and Bridgewater. …

David A. Evans

In his 20 years in the music business, David has worked in every music genre: Hip-Hop, R&B, Country, Gospel, Reggae, Rock, and Pop, both at major labels and major music publishers. Beginning his career at Tommy Boy Records, he has since spent time with Sony Music Entertainment, VP Records, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and is …

Gabriel Hernandez

Gabe Hernandez is Principal & Business Manager at Design Republic. Born and raised in the Bronx, Gabe is a product of NYC schools including Saint Peter’s and Paul, Alfred E. Smith HS, and the City College School of Architecture. Since graduation, Gabe has accumulated over 32 years of professional experience in the interior design and …

Stephen Rigo

Stephen is a Portfolio Analyst for ClearBridge Appreciation. He joined ClearBridge Investments in 2016 as a Senior Research Analyst covering the Financial Sector and moved onto ClearBridge’s Appreciation product in July 2019. Stephen has 19 years of investment industry experience including 13 yrs in the asset management industry at firms including Moore Capital Management, York …

Barbara A. Murray

Barbara Murray is the former Director of Music for the New York City Department of Education. In this capacity, she provided leadership and guidance to school leaders and K-12 music educators throughout the system to advance music instruction and programming. As Director, she explicated the chancellor’s instructional vision and directives for the nation’s largest school …

Waleed Diab

Waleed is Director and Global Head of Recorded Music Business Development for YouTube. In this role, he is responsible for negotiating YouTube’s music global licensing agreements with major record labels as well as Vevo and all independent and non-standard recorded music distributors. In addition to deal-making, he is responsible for maintaining these partnerships and helping …

Amy Ferris

Amy is the Head of Marketing for Apple Music and the iTunes store. In her role she oversees the global team that is responsible for acquiring and activating new customers. She is a proud member of the Board of Directors of Education Through Music. Her band includes her two boys, Jackson and James.

Steven J. Williams

Steven Williams is a partner in the corporate department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where he is a member of that firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group and of its Investment Management transactions practice. Prior to his practice of law, Steven earned a Master of Urban Planning Degree and worked in the field …