NPREX

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Lee Greer, Ph.D., is the Founder and President of NPREX, LLC. An economist and attorney, Lee is the architect of NPREX. He is the author of one patent and two additional pending-patents, all of which cover the innovations at the heart of the NPREX exchange and its price mechanism. Lee has fields of specialization in industrial economics and econometrics along with years of experience in computational finance. Before NPREX, Lee served for seven years as the corporate economist for BMI, and before BMI, Lee was an AVP at PNC Financial Services Group where he served as a financial economist and econometrician. Lee is a member of the Tennessee bar and a co-founder of the Nashville Commodities Exchange (NASHCX).
Ph.D., Economics, University of Tennessee; J.D., University of Louisville School of Law; BA, University of Virginia.

Chuck Fleckenstein is CEO of NPREX, LLC. Charles Fleckenstein is a 35-year veteran of the recording and music publishing industry. Most recently, Chuck served as GM and COO of Orbison Music and Publishing as well as Still Working Music and Green Iris Music. Before that, mostly in major label senior management, Chuck spent 27 years at Sony and its predecessors. There, he held a variety of posts at CBS Records’ (now Sony Music) International, A&R Administration, Business Affairs, and Commercial Music departments.
MBA, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; BS, University of Michigan

Prafullata ("Lata") Deshpande - VP of Platform Development. Lata brings to NPREX nearly two decades of software engineering experience, several of which were in the music industry.
MS, Eastern Michigan University; BS, PDA College of Engineering

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Herky Williams - SVP of Creative Services at NPREX. A veteran of the music industry, having served decades in performing rights, publishing and recording, Herky serves as a liason between NPREX and his many colleagues among songwriters, publishers, artists and record labels.


NPREX Brokerage

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Dana Buse - SVP of NPREX Brokerage, Rights Holder Services. Dana brings over 20 years of experience from BMI to NPREX Brokerage where she serves as a broker for rights holders on NPREX.
MBA, Belmont University; BM, Middle Tennessee State University

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Jeremy Smith, SVP of NPREX Brokerage, Music User Services. Jeremy brings over 20 years of experience from BMI to NPREX Brokerage where he serves as a broker for music users on NPREX.
MBA, University of Phoenix; BA, Western Illinois University


Co-Founders

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Brian Brown - Co-Founder of NPREX. Brian has 20 years of technical management, development, and data science experience with ten years of direct industry experience at BMI. Brian created the first large-scale production A.I. system used to identify music performances while linking the performances with music ownership metadata.
BS, Middle Tennessee State University

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Ned Collins - Co-Founder of NPREX.  A corporate executive and entrepreneur, Ned has experience in manufacturing, semi-conductors, venture capital and the U.S. military.
MBA, Carnegie Mellon University; B.S., Chemical Engineering, US. Military Academy

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Neeta Ragoowansi - Co-Founder of NPREX.  An entertainment attorney and music business professional for over 25 years, Neeta has served in senior positions at SoundExchange, TuneSat and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
J.D., American University School of Law; BA, Emory University


Advisors

Darren Briggs is a music rights, data & technology specialist, founder, product manager, board member, advisor, distiller, and inventor of innovative patents, products & technologies acquired by Shazam/Apple, Ikorongo Tech, Griffin Technology (INCIPIO), and BMI, including audio recognition platforms, broadcast monitoring hardware, social collaboration & geolocation frameworks, and global music IP remuneration platforms.
MBA, Berlin School of Creative Leadership; BS, Math, Vanderbilt University

Christopher Ensley is a Managing Director of technology, media & telecom (TMT) investment banking at NOBLE Capital Markets where he focuses on capital raising, mergers and acquisition advisory and valuation opinions for clients. During his tenure on Wall Street, Mr. Ensley has participated in over $16B in transactions.
MBA, Vanderbilt University; BA, College of William and Mary

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Chris Thomas is an infrastructure engineer who advises NPREX on matters related to technical infrastructure, cloud-computing and network security.
Murray State University, ITT

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Dave Turnbull is an acclaimed songwriter who scored his first Top 10 country hit in 2004 with Darryl Worley's "If Something Should Happen." That same year, Trace Adkins recorded the hauntingly beautiful ballad "Arlington," which ultimately became a Top 15 hit on the country charts. Since then, Turnbull has penned four No. 1 singles, including Kenny Chesney’s “The Boys of Fall,” Montgomery Gentry’s “Lucky Man,” and Brad Paisley’s “Old Alabama” and “Anything Like Me,” and he recently scored another hit with “Outskirts of Heaven,” which he co-wrote with recording artist Craig Campbell. Turnbull has had numerous other works recorded by artists such as Gary Allan, Jeff Bates, Mark Chesnutt, Sheryl Crow, Craig Morgan, Jake Owen, Randy Owen, Mo Pitney, Blake Shelton, Chuck Wicks, and Trent Willmon, as well as up-and-coming entertainers including Jordan Brooker and Mitch Rossell.
BS, Economics, Virginia Tech