Our Team


Jeff Martin

Founder & CEO

Through the marketing and development of groundbreaking technologies, Jeff Martin has spent his career applying innovation to multimedia product design. Martin continues to build new mobile commerce channels by changing the way consumers engage with entertainment, industry and philanthropy.

In 2001 and 2008, Martin founded Tribal Brands and Tribal Technologies, respectively. Tribal Brands developed mCommerce solutions for a variety of consumer brands and was one of the first companies to drive more than one billion dollars in mobile-based sales for the entertainment industry through 17 global carrier alliances Tribal Technologies created the first intelligent database behind mobile applications that predicted consumer behavior and interactions, powering unique mCommerce channels, and providing incentive programs for customers. The extensive mobile analytics platform captured actionable, psychographic data highlighting user tastes and preferences collected through mobile devices. In 2014, Tribal Brands and Tribal Technologies were combined to create Tribal Planet

Prior to Tribal Planet, Martin helped pioneer the entertainment and new media markets divisions at Apple in the early 1990s for 9 years and was a direct report to Steve Jobs after the NEXT acquisition.


Intekhab Nazeer

CFO

Nazeer drives the creation of successful processes and systems, and helps companies build reliable, robust, and scalable operations, accounting & finance functions.

With over 20 years of leadership experience, he has led the growth of software and biotech companies across the globe.

Nazeer started his career with HCL group, a global technology solution giant. He served as global finance head for Solix Group where he continues to be on the advisory board. He has held leadership positions at Platfora (acquired by Workday), Greenplum (acquired by EMC), Appcelerator (acquired by Axway) and Pelikan Technologies (Bio-Technology space). A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Nazeer is a Chartered Accountant from India and holds a B.Com. degree in business administration, accounts & law and business economics.


Ron Buell

SVP, Engineering

Buell is a highly accomplished software professional with extensive experience in engineering management, software engineering, project management, product management, and consulting.

His previous role was SVP of Engineering at Rdio, a streaming music service that is delivered across mobile, web, desktop, and hardware devices such as Sonos, Roku, and automotive platforms. While there Buell oversaw the expansion of the service from 19 to 60 countries in 21 languages and delivered 3 major project releases in 2013 on schedule and with high quality.


Chris McCutcheon

SVP, Business Development

Previously CEO of TRI Studios, a state of the art digital audio/video studio built by Bob Weir, Chris focused on directing the digital business strategy for Grateful Dead Productions, the holding company for the Grateful Dead.

McCutcheon was also VP of the Conifer Group, a San Francisco provider of services to investment managers.


Jason Quiz

Co-Founder and SVP, Consumer Experience & Product

Quiz is responsible for consumer experience, creative strategies, creative direction, content management, and UI/UX for Tribal Planet’s mobile platforms, data analytics, web and digital products, and marketing.

15+ years of Mobile, Web, UI/UX and Graphic Design experience for the Music,Film, Sports, Fortune 100, Government and Non-Profit Industries.


Ginna Milan

VP, Business Development

Milan has 20 years of business development experience in both advisory and consultancy roles for San Francisco Bay area internet and technology companies.

In 1996 Milan co-founded Hotjobs.com where she served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. She later went on to co-found a successful recruiting company and has spent much of her time in business planning and market point of entry positions.


Steve Katz

VP, Advanced Analytics Products

Katz is the founding CTO of Digital Riot, a new digital studio focused on online distribution of films featuring YouTube influencers.

Katz was also CEO of Samsung Accelerator and founder & CEO of Shoptouch, a mobile technology platform for proximity-based product discovery and personalized commerce.


Elisia Chestang

VP, Global Events

Chestang is a top event planner, evidenced by her proven ability to successfully manage complex logistical, budgeting and marketing plans for key clients including Verizon, Shell and the UN.


Mary Gifford

VP, Content & Strategic Partnerships

Gifford has 13 years work and research experience in climate change, energy, and development. She founded and currently advises the Berkeley Rural Energy Group.

Prior roles include work at the World Bank, Heinz Centre, and UN where she was involved in the Nobel Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.