NPREX Team

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Lee Greer - President

Lee Greer, Ph.D., is the Founder and President of NPREX, LLC. An economist and attorney, Lee has fields of specialization in industrial economics and econometrics along with years of experience in computational finance. Lee served as a financial economist and econometrician at PNC Financial Services Group. Later, Lee served for seven years as the in-house economist for BMI. Lee is the author of one patent and another pending-patent, both of which cover the innovations at the heart of the NPREX exchange and its price mechanism.  Ph.D., Economics, University of Tennessee; J.D. University of Louisville; B.A. University of Virginia

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Neeta Ragoowansi - SVP

Neeta Ragoowansi is NPREX’s SVP of Business Development and Legal Affairs. She has been an entertainment attorney and music business professional for over 25 years. Neeta was formerly in senior management and Director of Artist-Label Relations at SoundExchange, SVP of Business Development & Legal Affairs at TuneSat, President of Women in Music, and Assistant General Counsel for the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and National Symphony Orchestra Association. Neeta currently serves on the board of Women in Music, The Recording Academy/Grammy organization (NY Chapter), and the American Bar Association’s Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries.   JD, American University.  BA, Emory University. 

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Brian Brown - Founder, Senior Advisor for Technology

Brian and Lee developed the NPREX exchange. Brian has 20 years of technical management, development, and data science experience with ten years of direct industry experience inside a PRO. Brian created the first large-scale production A.I. system used to identify music performances while linking the performances with music ownership metadata. Brian was the founder of the first Business Intelligence and Data Science department at a major PRO. He began a Ph.D. program in Music Information and Retrieval researching methods using music similarity techniques to create a standardized measure of plagiarism. In late 2016 Brian put his Ph.D. study on hold and left his position as Senior Director of Data Science and Innovation at a major PRO to build NPREX®. Brian is a classically trained musician and composer.  B.S. Middle Tennessee State University

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Ned Collins - Senior Advisor for Finance and Strategy

Ned Collins is Senior Advisor for finance and strategy.  An entrepreneur with experience in private placement investments - both venture and buyout, Ned co-founded a search fund, which acquired a manufacturing company in 2007. Ned spent eight years as the company’s CEO. Ned also has experience in seed venture capital, the semi-conductor industry, as turn around management, and as an army officer. Ned joined NPREX® in early 2015. MBA, Carnegie Mellon University. BS, U.S. Military Academy, West Point.