Rishon Blumberg to Guest on Mariposa Leadership’s Popular Wise Talk Leadership Forum
Rishon Blumberg, talent agent for top technology professionals, and Jason Rubenstein, engineering executive, to be interviewed by Sue Bethanis, CEO/Founder of Mariposa Leadership, on the popular Wise Talk Leadership Forum for executives on December 16, 2015.
The rise of the freelance economy expands the technical talent pool for companies, making it easier to find and benefit from hiring freelancers. But the demand for top technical talent is at an all time high, and with nearly every business today in need of good technical talent, finding and recruiting “rock stars” is not a simple or inexpensive feat. Companies and their leaders invest a significant amount of time and money to find and recruit potential candidates and the vetting and hiring process - even for freelance talent - still carries risk.
As one of the founders and now Managing Partner of 10x Management, Rishon Blumberg, parlayed extensive music and entertainment management experience representing rock stars to serve as an agent for elite technologists. In 1993, Rishon Blumberg graduated from the Wharton School of Business with a degree in Entrepreneurial Management and entered the entertainment industry. His career began in concert promotion, first at Nederlander Concerts, then at Delsener/Slater Enterprises (now Live Nation). After leaving the concert world, Rishon co-founded Brick Wall Management, an entertainment management and consulting firm representing musicians, producers, songwriters, and filmmakers, with partner Michael Solomon.
At Brick Wall, Rishon has also helped produce several music films and TV specials for the firm’s clients, including John Mayer’s Any Given Thursday (certified gold), Operatic Heat, and Remember Me for PBS. Brick Wall client William Fitzsimmons’ documentary, Finding Home, produced in early 2010, garnered two awards at the LA International Film Festival, including Best Documentary Short.
With an ever-growing passion for technology, Rishon co-founded Setlistics in 2009. Setlistics develops iPhone apps centered around music, including the first-ever app for Bruce Springsteen fans. The company is currently developing additional apps for multiple platforms, and has also filed a patent for a consumer electronics product. In 2012, identifying a need for the representation of technologists, Rishon and co-founder, Michael, teamed up with Altay Guvench to form 10x Management, a talent agency for technology professionals.
Rishon also helps to administer The Kristen Ann Carr Fund for cancer research, and serves on the advisory board of Musicians On Call. Rishon also spent two long but fruitful years coaching his oldest son’s little league team, arguably his greatest achievement to date.
Jason Rubenstein is VP Engineering/Software Developer, Beyond Pricing. Jason is a client of 10x, and is also represented by the agency. He has over three decades of software development experience. Previously, Jason was a VP of Engineering at Live Nation, a VP of Engineering at Neil Young's Pono Music, and an early engineer at Max Levchin’s Slide, which was sold to Google in 2010.
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About Mariposa Leadership, Inc.
Mariposa Leadership, an executive leadership coaching firm, has served the Bay Area’s most successful companies in Silicon Valley and the SF Bay Area since 1996. High-tech and other demanding industries leverage Mariposa’s individual and executive team coaching programs to accelerate leadership performance.
Wise Talk is Mariposa’s monthly Leadership Forum hosted by CEO/Founder, Sue Bethanis. With more than 100 sessions recorded to date, Wise Talk’s unique dialogue via teleconference features informative interviews with selected experts from around the world and covers the latest in leadership topics such as strategy, customer experience, employee engagement, design thinking and other cutting-edge leadership content.
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