Meet the Team

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MusicDealers was started by a group of musicians and entrepreneurs – people who understand the intersection of music and media. We are consistently building a unique team with varied backgrounds in music and entertainment, technology, and business, enabling us to best serve our artist community and clients.

Billy Tuchscher

Billy Tuchscher is known for master-planned real estate development projects including; hotels, resorts, residential subdivisions, R&D/office buildings, entertainment retail centers, golf courses and recreational amenities. Past projects have a total build-out value exceeding $4.8 billion. Notable project involvement includes: The Kona Kai Resort & Marina; The US Grant Hotel; Playacar (Cancun, Mexico); The Otay Ranch; The Pointe San Diego (940 ac); Crystal Bay (a $600M; 4 million square foot mixed-use project on San Diego Bay); Escena Golf Community Palm Springs and numerous others.

In 2005, Tuchscher acquired an interest in RollingStone, controlling rights to the brand and trademarks (ranked 19th most recognized brand in the world). Tuchscher began work on the ‘RollingStone Hotel & Casino’ in Las Vegas and a series of ‘RollingStone Hotels,’ in addition to other ventures extending the brand beyond print, and increasing internet presence.

In 2008, Tuchscher joined Aurora Films on an award winning movie project: “Another Harvest Moon,” starring Academy Award winner Ernest Borgnine, Cybill Shepherd, Anne Meara, Piper Laurie, Richard Schiff and Doris Roberts.

In 2009, Tuchscher joined a group to create RockDome: a large-scale, multi-media live concert venue. Partners involved include: Rock band – Linkin Park, notable music executives and famed director/producer McG. In 2009, Mr. Tuchscher also created the first Facebook monetization company now known as SempreSocial.com, which works closely with famous Rock Stars, Actors & Athlete clientele.

In 2013, Tuchscher sold RollingStone intellectual property to Wenner Media. Today, Tuchscher is involved in numerous technology ventures including: digital music, ecommerce and social media.

Tuchscher also has served on The Board of Directors at The University of San Diego; Three-year Chairman of Urban Land Institute (Washington DC based think tank with 16,000 members); Two-term Chairman of the City Planning Commission; and Two-term Chairman of the City Economic Development Commission. Tuchscher has been a featured speaker, moderator and panelist at more than 50 events and conferences. Philanthropies include: YMCA, The Red Cross (Josh Duhamel), Rock To Stop Violence, The Apl.de.ap Foundation (Black Eyed Peas), Stuart House (John Varvatos).

Hidden Talent – Plays “Blues Harmonica” in the car

Dan Waibel

Dan Waibel was previously with Orion Energy Systems Inc. (NYSE OESX) for eleven years where he was CFO-Treasurer as well as EVP Business Development and division president.

OESX grew organically from $2 million to $80 million in revenues while he was CFO. Over 300 shareholders supported the Company’s profitable growth as well as significant investments from a venture firm and General Electric. Dan led their successful initial public offering of Orion in 2007. Prior to Orion, Dan retained various senior finance and operational positions in music retail, distribution, publishing and recording in Minneapolis and Boston.

Dan’s career started in the emerging business group at Arthur Andersen LLP in Minneapolis. Dan graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota-Mankato. Dan is a CPA and CMA.

In his spare time, Dan volunteers with Meals on Wheels and the Elkhart Lake community service club. Dan loves golf, road biking, and stand up paddle boarding.

Hidden Talent – Urban Dictionary scholar

Edwin Nordholm

Edwin Nordholm is a business lawyer with extensive experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions transactions and corporate restructuring. As a former partner in Torys LLP, a prominent Toronto-based law firm, Mr. Nordholm advised a variety of clients with respect to public and private financings, cross-border acquisitions and divestitures, auction transactions, going-private and related party transactions, debt acquisitions, bridge lending transactions and other merchant banking transactions. Ed also previously served as Senior Vice President of the Tricap Restructuring Fund, an investment fund managed by Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:BAM & TSX:BAM-A) that focuses on investments in companies requiring financial and/or operational restructuring.

Ed is a principal with Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., a specialty video and audio content platform that has developed a group of targeted media properties that are distributed across multiple platforms and territories in order to fully monetize the brands and maximize returns: Fantasy Sports Network is the world’s first and only TV network dedicated entirely to fantasy sports, making it the “Bloomberg” of fantasy sports; the Fight Network provides 24/7 coverage of combat sports with more than 300 hours of live programming annually; and the Pursuit Channel is one of the largest North American channels devoted to hunting, fishing and shooting.

Ed is an avid skier, although having taken it up somewhat late in life he is not particularly accomplished at it. He will jump in for the adventure, but it is not graceful! Similar story with his golf. Other interests include endurance sports and anything in, on or around the water. Ed is a father to four fine young men.

Hidden Talent – A man of mystery

Allison White

Allison White joined BrandSpins as one of the top administrative assistants in the nation. She has over 15 years of experience working as an executive assistant for some of the nations top business leaders including; Steve Wynn (CEO, Wynn Resorts), and George Maloof (The Palms Casino Resort, NBA’s Sacramento Kings).

Allison’s administrative experience encompasses; customer service, project management, quality control, problem resolution, process improvement, and issue resolution. She has a proven background of success while working in highly competitive environments, such as, casino gaming, hospitality, and entertainment.

Allison also dedicates time for community charities ‘Opportunity Village’ and ‘Big Brothers, Big Sisters’. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, and 3 children, and of course, her dogs.

Hidden Talent – Double jointed hands and feet

Monique Dragoiu

Monique Dragoiu is an expert promotional marketing, research analysis, and business development management. She holds her BA in Organizational Management, and has designed many successful targeted marketing campaigns for national companies. She has also traveled extensively over 17 years assisting international companies with co-branded, partnership-based advertising campaigns.

Monique designed many programs that have successfully built vendor / supplier corporate relationships to enhance profitability. She worked with BrandSpins CEO Billy Tuchscher for many years assisting his business endeavors with RollingStone. Here at BrandSpins, Monique leads market research analysis, data collection, business development, and organizational structure expertise.

She enjoys traveling the world with her family, exploring the ocean, zip-lining through the jungle and all things animals. She regularly sponsors children through (SaveTheChildren) and non-profit foundations that help to provide families with food, water and shelter after natural disasters. She also loves to help local families and children in need.

Hidden Talents: Violin, bike/auto mechanics, and auto body

Ashley Poirier

Ashley Poirier is a highly talented and skilled graphic designer with a strong marketing background. With creativity at her core, Ashley has the ability to produce original print and web marketing materials, write compelling and captivating ad copy, as well as develop and communicate company branding that truly reflects a company’s values.

Ashley earned her degree in Marketing and minor in Art, focusing on graphic design from Siena Heights University while playing four years of college soccer. Ashley is experienced in both the retail industry, as well as the non-profit realm.

At BrandSpins, Ashley utilizes her passion to bring our ideas to life through creative imagery, compelling graphics, and website design.

In her spare time, Ashley enjoys staying active, participating in team sports, hiking and traveling. Giving back is important to Ashley. Boys & Girls Clubs and local animal shelters are a couple of the causes that are closest to her heart.

Hidden Talent – Ashley can juggle with her hands and feet

Danny Czaja

Danny Czaja is a skilled technical business builder with expertise in engineering, computer science, and software development. After earning a Bachelor’s in Engineering from Georgia Tech, Danny developed a new leadership training model for Sigma Phi Epsilon, the largest fraternal college organization. Danny’s career includes leading several startups, that have resulted in successful mergers, acquisitions, and IPO’s. Danny holds a strong knowledge of investments and corporate financing. He had success, along with other members of the BrandSpins team, at Orion Energy Systems, where he led the company from $10 million to over $80 million in sales. This resulted in Orion being listed on the ‘Inc. 500 fastest growing companies list’, and a successful IPO (NASDAQ: OESX). Most recently, Danny has served as CEO of MEMS, a micro technology electromechanical system manufacturer. At BrandSpins, Danny will focus his talents on technical product development, project management, tech team management, integration staff, and certain aspects of business development.

For over 20 years he has served as a mentor to aspiring young leaders at the University of Minnesota. In addition he serves as a strategic advisor for Woody Matters, a nonprofit focused on prescription drug safety, and is an active contributor to Free Arts and the Smile Train. In his free time, Danny can be found writing, reading, biking, hiking, practicing yoga, supporting the Buffalo Bills, and doting on his three smart, beautiful nieces.

Hidden Talent: outrunning the bulls in Pamplona, Spain

Matt Geoffroy

Matt Geoffroy is a long-time Finance Entrepreneur and Strategic Development Professional. Matt has built and operated businesses both independently and within larger corporate environments such as the Royal Bank of Canada in each case he has advanced to key executive roles. Matt has expertise as Financial Model Architect, Capital Financing, and Wall Street Trading. In 2005, Matt launched the trading firm, Spire Trading Group, which excelled throughout the financial crisis of 2008 and subsequent recovery.

Recently Matt has structured and syndicated many debt and equity investment deals for various companies. He also built and operated a successful litigation financing fund. And worked to develop mobile applications in the music and child e-learning space. He also built financial models for several successful Hollywood feature films. Matt has built his career around bringing equity, financeability and new market driven revenue streams to innovative new companies.

As a volunteer Matt serves as CFO of Mookie’s Miracle, a “Power of Positivity” public speaking organization. He is also a big sports fan, and in his free time he can be found playing hockey, tennis, or basketball. Although, free-time is becoming rare for he and his wife, with a young son at home and another on the way!

Hidden Talents: Grilled Cheese Master, and Wiffle Ball Champion.

Robin Zander

Robin Zander, was inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. As the lead singer of Cheap Trick, he has sold over 20 million albums, appeared on 29 movie soundtracks, and amassed over 40 gold and platinum recording awards. Cheap Trick has released 17 albums including the seminal triple platinum “Cheap Trick at Budokan” album, which contained hits “I Want You to Want Me”, “Ain’t That a Shame”, and two previously unreleased songs, “Lookout” and “Need Your Love.” Other major hits include: Surrender, Dream Police, ELO Kiddies, Southern Girls, Gonna Raise Hell, Heaven Tonight, Hello There, California Man, He’s A Whore. Cheap Trick is ranked #25 in ‘VH1’s Top 100 Artists of Rock’.

With the 2016 release of Cheap Trick’s latest album Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello, Robin continues to be a major influence on the music scene, and in pop culture. He has been married to former Playboy Playmate, Pamela Stein since 1993. They have 4 children.The talents and relationships of this versatile legend of Rock and Roll will greatly benefit the BrandSpins Music Advisory Board.

Joe Nichols

Joe Nichols is an American Country Music Artist who has released eight studio albums, yielding 14 singles that have reached the top 40 Billboard Hot Country, and Country Airplay charts. He has five #1 singles, including: “Brokenheartsvile”, “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off”, “Gimmie That Girl”, “Sunny and 75”, and the RIAA-certified GOLD single “Yeah”. Other “Top Ten” songs include:”She Only Smokes When she drinks”, “The Impossible”, “I’ll wait for you”, “It ain’t no crime”, and “If nobody believed in you”. Originally from texas but with close ties to Nashville, Joe is a loyalist to traditional country music, But his albums exhibit experimentation with different genres and fresh progressive country sounds.

Joe has three daughters and is married to Heather Singleton, whom he has known since he was 19. Joe brings vast knowledge, strong relationships, and significant experience to the BrandSpins Music Advisory Board.

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