Sherry Gunther-Founder/Chief Executive officer

A two-time Emmy award winning producer and prominent entertainment industry executive, Sherry spent the first twenty years of her career producing some of television's biggest animated hits as well as several feature release classics.

Her producer and Executive Producer credits include The Simpsons, Family Guy, Duckman, Edith Ann, Rugrats, Dexter's Laboratory, Cow and Chicken, Johnny Bravo, and The Powerpuff Girls and Looney Tunes.

Aside from being a creator and a producer, as a media executive, Sherry headed-up and launched new divisions and innovated new content and

productions for such studios as Klasky Csupo, Turner's Hanna Barbera, Warner Bros., Twentieth Century Fox Television, Viacom's Nickelodeon, Imagine Television, Carsey-Warner, NBC Productions, and Walt Disney's Touchstone Television and the Disney Channel.

Most recently, Sherry shifted her focus to new media where she created, co-founded, and launched ZooKazoo.com, an innovative virtual world for kids ages 6 to 12. ZooKazoo.com launched to critical acclaim from established media companies and was named "Best for Kids' Destination on the Web” by Real Simple Family Magazine in the fall of 2008.

Masher Media, which Sherry founded in early 2009, will allow her to build on and expand her already successful entrepreneurial efforts through MyMiniPeeps- the evolutionary new virtual world/MMOG for kids ages 6-13, which she created and is now building with the launch expected in the fall of 2010.

Through her years in entertainment, Sherry has shown a sincere dedication to quality content. In addition to many nominations, she has been honored for her outstanding work with numerous awards including two Emmy Awards, a Cable Ace award, and a Humanitas Award.

Sherry earned her BS degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and her MBA from the University of Southern California (USC). She resides in Calabasas, California with her two daughters who continue to inspire and contribute to her passion for quality entertainment.

Barry Holroyd - Chief Technology Officer

Barry Holroyd is an accomplished technology executive and serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of systems and product development in Web/Internet technologies, networking, databases, storage and distributed object systems.  Barry possesses a solid mixture of hands-on, management and business experience.

A U.C. Berkeley graduate with dual degrees in computer science and psychology, he spent his first 15 professional years in software development specializing in IT, networking and object-oriented technologies, culminating in a position at Oracle as the lead architect for the object-oriented infrastructure for Oracle's Interactive T.V. project.

 In 1995, anticipating the need that almost every company would have for web development assistance, Barry founded and funded his own web development firm, Galatia, which he grew to 18 people, $1.3M in annual revenues and a valuation of $3M.

Subsequently Barry managed teams both onshore and offshore (India and China), including software engineers, QA engineers, technical publications writers and user interface specialists. He led the development of a massive, n-tiered ASP aggregator at Jamcracker, a $70M product line at Symantec and a business-quality audio conferencing service at Vello Corporation.

He enjoys tracking the latest Internet, mobile and virtual world technologies, the social trends their evolution drives and the new business models that result.

Chris Headrick - Creative/Art Director

Chris Headrick, an Emmy Award nominated artist, spent the past 16 years as a top animation storyboard artist, director, writer, and designer.During his successful career, Chris worked for such studios as: The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Animation, Nickelodeon and more.

Chris's credits include: SpongeBob Squarepants, Hey, Arnold!, Angry Beavers, Buzz Lightyear, Nightmare Ned, Xiaoin showdown, Looney Tunes Theatrical Shorts, Tom and Jerry direct-to-video feature, Looney Tunes: Back In Action Feature Film, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Disney's 101 Dalmatians, and Phineas and Ferb.

Chris has long been known as one of the funniest writers in television animation, as well as one of the most prolific artists in the industry. His accomplishments have led him to be nominated twice for an Emmy Award for Individual achievement in Storyboarding in 2004 and again in 2008.

Most recently, Chris honed in his digital skills when he shifted over to working in Flash as Art Director of ZooKazoo.com, an award winning kids' website.

Chris's creative talents and unmatched instincts make him a valuable asset of the Masher Media team.

Raymond Chan - Chief Operating Officer

Raymond Chan is a career entrepreneur with 25 years of experience in successfully launching and taking to market numerous start-up companies. Raymond has a unique understanding of markets, strategic direction and roadmap to building profitability. He has a successful track record of working closely with founders and boards to develop market strategies and to build the appropriate structures, systems and teams to grow a company.

Raymond was a co-founder and COO of Everyone.net, vice president of international business at NetManage, and co-founder and president of European operations of NetSoft.

Raymond has served on the board of several companies, including Everyone.net, AIPCOM and Netsoft.  He is also an investor member with Tech Coast Angels, the largest network of angel investors in the U.S. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and computer science from Southern Illinois University.

Stephen A. Block - Director/Adviser

Stephen A. Block is a member of the Tech Coast Angels, Southern California's largest angel investing group. He is a Vice President and serves on the Executive Committee of the Orange County Network and is also a managing partner in Venture Farm, LLC.  Mr. Block mentors entrepreneurs and early stage companies, speaks at many business conferences on angel and VC investing, and judges business plan competitions at USC, at UC Irvine, and at Chapman University.

Mr. Block is a member of the Boards of Directors of two public companies: Senomyx, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNMX), a biotech company, serving on its Audit and Nomination and Governance Committees, and as Chairman of the latter; and ChromaDex, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDXC.OB), serving on its Audit and Compensation Committees, and as Chairman of the latter. He is also Chairman of the Board of Blue Pacific Flavors and Fragrances, Inc., and a director of Allylix, Inc., eGuardian, Inc., AccioNet, LLC and XSCapacity, Inc., privately held companies.

Mr. Block retired as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. He has 40 years of broad legal, management and executive experience at Fortune 500 corporations and a major New York law firm.

In addition to his legal background, Mr. Block has had extensive experience in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. He has also drafted legislation, lobbied at both the state and federal levels, and testified before Congressional and state legislative committees concerning various government affairs issues. He has taught Securities Regulation at Pace University Law School and lectured in continuing legal and business education programs.

Mr. Block holds a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from Yale University.

Lee Crawford - director/adviser

Lee Crawford is a successful serial entrepreneur with unparalleled experience and expertise in online gaming and virtual worlds. He is a recognized authority on virtual economies and large-scale interactive gaming. Most recently Lee was founder and CEO of Twofish, Inc. a back-end transaction provider for virtual currency and virtual item transactions. Twofish, Inc. was acquired in 2009 by LiveGamer.

 He has previously served as Director, Engineering at Yahoo! Games, CTO and co-founder of Stadeon, Inc. (acquired Yahoo! in 2004),  VP of Engineering at Shockwave.com, and Principal Architect of the Dreamcast Network (Sega).

Lee earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Florida State University and lives in San Francisco.

Rick CAmino - Adviser/Chief Marketing Officer

Rick Camino brings evolved thinking and two decades of entertainment and consumer products experience to Masher Media. Equally versed in the quantitative and creative functions of marketing, he is a strategist, rainmaker, product developer, brand manager, team leader and entrepreneur.

As a global marketing and operational strategy executive Rick possesses over two decades of finance and marketing experience with some of the world’s leading consumer brands. His expert analytical and quantitative skills, combined with high-level creative talent, media and brand relationships, have driven profit growth for changing businesses in dynamic markets.


Rick’s career includes 12 years with international music company EMI, where he rose through the finance and marketing departments to the role of Senior Vice President of Artists & Repertoire and Marketing, a position that included General Manager duties for the company’s North American music catalog operations. During his tenure, the organization transformed into a digital content company, and under Rick’s leadership, his division outperformed the market and bucked industry trends.

 

An entrepreneurial leader and team builder, he holds a BS with honors in Finance from the University of Florida, and recently earned an Executive MBA with honors from the University of California.

Sean Holt - Adviser

Sean Holt is an accomplished writer producer and performer of music.  Upon completing his Masters in Music at the University of Southern Califirnia, Sean returned as Faculty to design and launch the now prominent Thornton School of Music's vocal jazz program. Sean then toured worldwide as an artist/performer with artists including Kenny Loggins, Michael Bolton, Carl Anderson, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, and Tower of Power. 

 In 1999 Sean co-founded Glue Audio, a multi-media music post production company.  Under Sean's direction, the company has provided Emmy Award winning music and sound design for  over 500 nationally broadcasted commercials and television programs, as well as content for live events and numberous recording artists.  In 2007, Vice President Al Gore and Live Aid creator, Kevin Wall contacted Sean and Glue to provide the international broadcast theme music for "Live Earth- A Climate in Crisis."

Sean and Glue have also produced albums for artists like Ashley Tisdale and other kid-popular stars. 

Consulting with numerous successful start-ups in the entertainment industry, Sean works with West Coast Music, MeMe2 Magazine, American Audio Visual, and Step To The Mic, Inc. to serve a broad range of clients including Virgin Airlines, NASCAR, MTV, and Nike.

Sean and Glue composed original music for ZooKazoo and as an adviser to Masher Media, Sean's musical talents combined with his intricate understanding of the industry, will help guide the company toward succussfully creating original music, downloads, ringtones, an original band and other music related revenue opportunities.  Sean will also connect Masher with the right musical talent to help create viral buzz.

  

 

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