Sanjay Belkhode | Co-founder, President & CEO
As a musician for 40 years, Sanjay’s passion for music and his engineering-based 30-year high-tech career provide the perfect match for executing on the company vision. Sanjay is focused on driving growth for MuzeLounge. Through his in-depth knowledge of the music industry he is ramping up market awareness and accelerating the Company’s go-to-market strategies. Sanjay’s skills and experience are a perfect match for MuzeLounge. He has been a musician for 40 years and brings 30 years of experience in sales, IT and product hardware / software development to MuzeLounge. Prior to MuzeLounge, he has held senior sales positions at Synopsys, Cadence Design Systems, Intrinsix and MOSAID Technologies.
Mark D. Kershey | Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer
MuzeLounge represents Mark’s entrepreneurial side and is his 7th start-up including co-founding Spartan Bioscience and iWatchLife of Ottawa. Mark also co-founded Barkley Capital Corporation in the late 1990s and channeled approx. $5mm USD into early stage Canadian technologies companies through California investors. Companies Mark has consulted, or directly assisted with financings spanning the disciplines of unstructured text analytics, facial recognition biometrics, SaaS for IP video, on-demand DNA analysis and identity verification technologies amongst others. Mark has also held CEO roles in Technology focused companies such as Panacis Inc. With 35 years in high-technology engineering, IP licensing, sales, marketing and senior management, Mark delivers a proven track record in opening new markets, establishing winning partnerships and leading financial initiatives.
Mark Houghting | Chief Financial Officer
Mark obtained his CMA designation in 1979 and has a background in corporate controllership in the manufacturing and security industries. He obtained his life insurance license in 2003 and consults with business and individuals on personal and corporate finance. He currently assists a wide variety of businesses with their accounting and tax requirements. Mark is the accountant for Spartan Bioscience, iWatchLife Inc. and MuzeLounge Inc.
Alain Maisonneuve | Software, Research & Development
Alain is a very experienced engineer and software developer with a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Carleton University of Ottawa and a Master’s degree in Computational Science and Engineering from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) of Boston, USA. Alain has an excellent background in software development having developed code for diverse industries and companies such as BMO, RBC, Bell, TD Securities, the CFL, CGI, March Networks and many other projects completed as a consultant.
We work hard because we are passionate about music and assisting musicians. No one punches a time clock. A 3-piece suit won’t make you deliver better work. We are comfortable in relaxed attire at work. Jeans and T-shirt if you’re not meeting customers. And sometimes when we are meeting customers! Work/Life balance. We’ve been through the corporate meat grinder so we want to provide a flexible working environment. No Red Tape! If you create any red tape we’ll wrap you up in it! Anyone may challenge the CEO. We are mature enough to know what we don’t know, so speak up! We’re assisting musicians to find their unique sound faster! A global community with a common purpose. We deliver the power of creativity to all of our users. We’ll use the most advanced technology possible to make this dream happen.
- Mark Lawrence, NorthCrest Partners
- Corien Kershey, Brand Clarity Strategic Marketing and Communications
- Stephen Webster, Hardware Engineer
- Chris Johnson, Invest Ottawa EIR, sold dna13.
- Rob Rose, Software Executive, musician
- Oliver Johnson, Hive Studios, Artistic Director, musician
- Natalie Giroux, Intellectual Property, musician
- Lance Keltner, Professional Musician, (former frontline guitarist for Rod Stewart)
- Matt Coburn, Store Manager, Long & McQuade, musician
- Wayne Eagles, Guitar performance instructor, Carleton University professor, musician.
- Craig Fitzpatrick, PageCloud CEO, musician.