THe Team

Owen Sagness

Owen Sagness is a seasoned Senior Executive and has an uncanny knack for making every business situation better. During his over ten years with Microsoft MSN he was amongst other things, responsible for driving sales by more than 300%. Later, App Nexus enjoyed similar results led by Owen and eventually exited via AT&T with a purchase price of $2B. Owen is recognized as one of the top on-line marketing experts in the world and brings to PodKast Entertainment Corporation supreme bench strength in subscription, advertising and marketing expertise.

Mike Pine

Pine is an innovative Senior Executive with 20+ years’ experience, holding Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) / Head of Global Sales & Partnerships positions for four separate multi-billion-dollar properties including UFC, WWE, FanDuel and Ironman Triathlon as well as Media properties including CNN and ESPN. Pine is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. As a Captain in the US Air Force, Captain Pine was one of a few selected to test secret weaponry.

Steve Tapp

Stephen Tapp is an internationally recognized leader in media & entertainment with a proven track record of building and operating profitable subscriber and advertiser supported businesses. He has been instrumental in several successful Canadian media company launches including TSN, Viewer’s Choice Pay Per View and XM Satellite Radio. Tapp served as SVP Business Development at Stingray, joining prior to the company’s successful IPO, recently appointed and currently Vice President & General Manager at WeWork Canada

Scott Carlin

Scott is a transactional executive and advisor to businesses engaged in content creation, distribution and M&A. He is actively engaged in creating, producing and distributing television and film projects, with an orientation for using media as a vehicle for personal and social transformation. Former President of HBO’s Domestic TV Group. Prior that, Carlin was Exec VP at Warner Bros. Domestic TV and President, First-Run TV at Lorimar- Telepictures

Spencer Proffer

Spencer is a world renowned music and media producer and strategist. He has created and implemented many multi platform and profitable enterprises on behalf of major television networks, record, as well as motion picture companies. Spencer’s productions and those he has been integrally involved with have garnered Academy, Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy and Tony awards and nominations,. As a music producer, his work has sold millions of gold and platinum records.

Steve Dabous

A positive force leader with over 25 years of experience in building and advising to innovative and high performance/ growth businesses that create disruption and drive transformational opportunity. Corporate experiences include senior and leadership roles at McDonald Douglas, IBM, EDS, and Deloitte, where Stephen led the creation of Deloitte Ventures. As founder and managing partner of the DGroup Inc, he created the ISV Factory, an ecosystem of globally branded partners (Microsoft, HP, Deloitte and Covington Capital) forming one of the first collaborative investment platforms focused on Canadian start-up innovation with global influence.

Laura Jean-Smith

Laura Smith is a seasoned Broadcaster of 15 years with 6 years on the number one, 106.7 LITE FM in NYC and various other formats from Smooth Jazz, Oldies, to Hot AC. The last 12 years she has created and hosted several Lifestyle Talk Shows on legendary 77WABC in New York city. Laura also launched, developed and programmed a ‘Green Living, Health and Wellness’ channel on SiriusXM, (Formerly Sirius Satellite) called, “LIME Radio”.

Robin Luo

A professional financial investor with more than three decades experience and many successful investments in diversified industries. Robin Luo is the Director of an offshore hedge fund, the President of BC Philharmonic Orchestra, Chairman of Lacala Vision, a prominent and sought after guest speaker in many financial media outlets and universities, a popular event organizer and even an award winning photographer. Robin brings with him a wealth of financial wisdom and strategic pathways to the International marketplace.