The people behind Trubify

Our philosophy and people

The people behind Trubify

Our philosophy and people


Stephen Tyszka - Trubify

Stephen Tyszka


Stephen is a serial entrepreneur and lifelong musician.

He has founded companies and led teams in FinTech, AdTech, music, and micro-influencer spaces.

An intriguing backstory: Stephen was born into a family of musical virtuosos, the most famous being his auntie, Adriana Caselotti, the voice of Snow White in the Walt Disney classic.

In 1996 Stephen moved to Hollywood, CA at the behest of legendary music producer, Eddie Kramer.

In addition, Stephen has:

  • Owned and operated several music studios in Hollywood
  • Started a music instruction academy
  • Worked closely with Grammy Award recording artists
  • Written, produced or performed on hundreds of song titles
  • Worked as a session guitarist for Motown

Stephen also holds several patents.

Striving for better outcomes for the music industry through technology, Trubify is the culmination of Stephen's life’s work – an app to help solve “starving artist syndrome.”

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Brian Lau

Brain is a phenomenal COO bringing insight and experience money can’t buy. His deep experience in technology and eCommerce deployments has seen him lead global multi-million dollar projects for the likes of Oakley, Billabong, and RVCA. Brain is also a lifelong musician, livestreaming pioneer, and founder of indie label Redbook Records.

Krystal de Cent

Krystal leads brand for Trubify. Her role is to position Trubify as a premier company with integrity: a name you can trust. This extends to overseeing all aspects of media that touch the public space, and ensuring continuity of quality and philosophy. She is passionate about West African musical culture.
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Alpha Team

Wojtek Sobczuk

As the Founder and CTO at VentureDevs and Escape Velocity, Wojtek brings entrepreneurial and deep technical knowledge to Trubify. He built Grono.net to more than 2 million users and a team of 80 employees. He created Modasphere.com which was acquired. The Venturedevs.com team has grown to more than 100 employees.

Dolores Hazelton

VP Finance
Dolores has more than 20 years of diverse financial and business consulting experience. She is a Certified Public Accountant with extensive experience from controller to accounting management. She brings a breadth of expertise and comprehensive services to the Trubify team.

Ryan Sullivan

Dir Artist Relations
Ryan Sullivan is the Director of Artist Relations and Brand Partnerships with Trubify. "Sully" represents some of the world's top Reggae musicians and he brings a strong, diverse background in sales and marketing. As a life-long musician, Sully has extensive experience in all aspects of the music industry.
JimiRose Tyszka - Trubify

JimiRose Tyszka

A&R / Social Media
JimiRose is currently working on her B.S. in Psychological and Brain Sciences at UC Santa Barbara. She's passionate about mindfulness and brings social media and artist recruitment experience to the team. She's a lifelong musician and has even had two of her songs featured on FM radio.

JJ Meador

Digital Marketing
JJ is a digital media expert, with entrepreneurial experience beyond his years in marketing and sales. He's also an author, with his first book, "How to Make a Blindfolded Free Throw: The Art and Science of Growing an Audience Online" published in 2019.

David Schmidt

Project Manager
David is a large-scale project and operations manager. Clients include: Hess Oil Corporation, US Government, US banking system, Hunton & Williams, McGuireWoods, and Alston & Bird law firms. He's also a venture capitalist in the FinTech, eSports, and music industries.
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Advisory Board

Jeff Erle

Revenue growth, profitability, start-up scaling, M&A, successful exits.

Walter Cruttenden

Capital markets innovator. Founder: Roth Capital, Acorns, iBank of e*Trade.

Sami Khan

Revenue growth, profitability, start-up scaling, M&A, successful exits.

Anthony Forbes

Revenue growth, profitability, start-up scaling, M&A, successful exits.

Michael Goldwasser

Producer, Founder, CEO Easy Star Records. Artists: Jason Mraz, Kelly Clarkson.

Jason Young

Livestreaming technology. Worked with Apple, Netflix, YouTube, ABC, Microsoft.

Jonathan Smith

Digital marketer and website producer. SEO and user intent expert.

Kaleo Wassman

Label owner, producer, singer-songwriter, co-founder of Pepper.

Jaime Siegel

Former VP of Sony. Rock & Roll HOF Trustee. Expert in complex IP, monetization, & music.

Michael Gleason

Scientist, entrepreneur, investor. Chairman of Consumer Brands.

Kevin Muldoon

Mayor pro tem of Newport Beach, CA, and worked at the White House. Deputy District Attorney, Orange County.

Walt Scacchi

Research Professor Emeritus UC-Irvine. 220 publications. 70 research projects.
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