Co-Founder and CEO
RJ’s background is in business and communications. He has channeled his lifelong passion for music into the Helping Friendly Podcast, which he co-founded in 2013. As CEO, RJ is responsible for leading and growing Osiris. He brings expertise in strategic growth, HR, marketing and finance, most recently as SVP at Hattaway Communications. RJ has a BA from The Ohio State University and an MA from the University of Chicago.
Co-Founder and Creative Director
Tom is the primary lyricist and songwriter for the band Phish, with over 300 songs to his name. Tom also has a technical background, having graduated from Rutgers University with a BS in Computer Science. Tom’s IT career began in large corporations, but he now spends his time working with startups. He recently completed the sale of his company LyricMachine to an Atlanta-based entertainment company. Tom is now a successful music podcaster, having launched Under The Scales in November 2016 and achieving more than a million downloads in the first season.
Steve is a co-founder of Splice, a technology platform for music creators, which streamlines the fragmented process of creating and sharing music, freeing musicians to spend their time and energy on the creative process. Previously he was a co-founder of GroupMe, a group messaging service that in August 2011 was acquired by Skype, which was subsequently acquired by Microsoft in October 2011. Prior to GroupMe, Steve was a lead software engineer at Gilt Groupe. He also founded Sympact Technologies and Bandwith.us.
Andrew is SVP, Business Development at Downtown Music Publishing. He joined Downtown in 2014 as VP, Business Affairs, and was the catalyst behind the publisher’s innovative direct YouTube deal. Prior to joining Downtown, Sparkler was Vice President and Head of Business Affairs at ASCAP. In his role at Downtown, he manages catalog acquisitions and strategic business development opportunities across the company’s global offices.
Andy is a partner at Union Square Ventures. Andy began his career in the Internet in the mid-90s. Prior to joining USV, in 2007 he co-founded betaworks, which both created and invested in social, real-time applications and services.
Chris is the banjo player for the Infamous Stringdusters and is a Grammy winner, producer, writer and all-around creative based in Denver, Colorado. The Stringdusters are one of the most successful touring bluegrass bands in America. Chris also has a solo project, TRAD+, a banjo-centric exploration combining vinyl samples, drums, synths, strings, beats and much more. Chris is also a thought leader in music and delivered the keynote address at the 2011 World of Bluegrass in Nashville, TN, where he discussed a new vision of a bigger, more connected acoustic world.