Damian is the founder and CEO of HIFI, the financial rights organization for the music industry building technologies and services designed to financially empower music professionals.
For more than 25 years, Damian has been a leading technologist, investor and serial entrepreneur in music and music tech. He was a co-founder, CEO and principal architect of Echospin, the pioneering commerce platform acquired in 2010 which enabled rights holders to sell digital, physical and mobile goods directly to fans across the globe. And he served as VP, Digital Media for MTV Networks, where he led global digital strategy when MTV was the top music destination in the world.
Damian is a founding venture partner at early-stage capital firm DEV, mentor at ERA and Golden Gate Ventures, and an active advisor to multiple high-profile startups.