Jacqui’s career spans over two decades across music, film and television, working for the likes of Channel 9, IF Magazine, George Lucas’ private company on the Star Wars Episodes II and III movies, Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin on their ‘Chanel No. 5’ campaign, Amalgamated Holdings (now Event Hospitality) and EMI Music. For the past six years, Jacqui has been working solely on Jaxsta. A regular panelist, Jacqui’s speaking engagements have included Commonwealth Bank’s Women In Focus conference 2017, BigSound 2017, General Assembly, Australian Music Week and Music Australia – Contemporary Music Roundtable Conference, ARIA Masterclass series 2017 and ARIA Week 2018, The Future of What podcast and Vivid Ideas 2017 and 2018. Jacqui also spends her time working as the Founder of Women In Music Sydney, a non-profit organisation bringing together a dynamic group of dedicated music professionals to network, learn and in the process create a supportive community. She is also a Dementia Australia advocate often speaking on her family's experience with Alzheimers where she helps to shed some light on the journey for those with Dementia or Alzheimer’s. Jacqui is a alumni member of CBA’s (Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s) Women In Focus Program. Jacqui recently graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors course. Jacqui is not considered independent in her role as Executive Director.
Inspired by artists such as David Bowie, Radiohead and Jeff Buckley, Renee Bryant brought her live music background to Jaxsta in March 2018 when she began as the Chief Financial Operations Officer. Renee comes to Jaxsta after 10+ years working with the multi-million dollar entrepreneurial music business Chugg Entertainment (five years as CFO) promoting and financing incredible international acts including Coldplay, Pearl Jam, Elton John and Sia as they performed large-scale tours across Australia and New Zealand. As a strategic and lateral thinker with an MBA and more than two decades of finance experience across a range of companies, Renee is a commercially focused CFO with a proven track record in finance and operations. Using her strong interpersonal skills, Renee has a demonstrated ability to offer strategic advice to boards on financial performance and sustainability, and is also skilled in scoping joint venture feasibilities. Renee’s extensive experience in managing risk and working with foreign currency will be invaluable to Jaxsta as it moves to the next phase of its business.
An experienced technical business strategist and walking database of music trivia, Phil Morgan is the CIO of Jaxsta whose role is to create a database of music credits for the global music industry and music lovers across the world. With over 10 years’ experience driving technical solutions at scale for some of Australia’s biggest brands including as Woolworths, ALDI, Target, and Dick Smith, Phil has a broad business knowledge that he combines with constant technical development to ensure any solution he works on is cutting edge. Phil brings a true end-to-end understanding of operating online businesses, with experience across project management, business development, consultancy, digital marketing, finance, analytics, logistics and brand strategy in addition to his technical expertise.
New York City-based Dick Huey leads Jaxsta’s global partnership initiatives for metadata sourcing and acquisition, and for metadata licensing/business development. Dick founded the digital strategy, marketing and music rights licensing service company Toolshed in 2002. Toolshed clients have included SoundExchange, Spotify, Merge Records, Red Bull Music Radio, the Beggars Group, and many other key independent and major record labels. Dick brings twenty five years’ experience working with consumer brands, media, tech, sports and entertainment companies – and more than 350+ premier artists including Arcade Fire, Ani DiFranco, Amy Ray, Aimee Mann and Spoon. Dick brings a broad level of industry experience in the areas of strategic planning and digital music rights acquisition. He has an extensive network within the music industry. He served for twelve years on the Soundexchange board representing Matador Records, and serves as current Board Chairman and past Executive Director of the Future of Music Coalition in Washington D.C. Dick began his career as a performer and music manager, and signed and managed artists at the Beggars Group and Glitterhouse Records.