Name: John Schenk
Discord ID: sch≡nk.eth#0124
Doodles IDs: 7560, 5975, 8027, 6460, 3885
- 20 years experience with high-growth technology and entertainment brands
- Finance, strategy and operations professional
- NFT/crypto/blockchain fluent
- Crypto/fiat treasury experience (for 4 years at Make Sense Labs)
- MBA finance degree from New York University’s Stern School of Business
- California actively licensed CPA
- Doodles OG
CFO and Head of Web3, Media and Entertainment at Escalon, a financial services firm catering to thousands of small and medium sized businesses. I oversee 66 employees and 79 client accounts.
CFO at Make Sense Labs, a blockchain technology company that developed six products in 5 years - most recently a DeFi play that enables users to hold and trade Bitcoin with high transaction throughput and low fees. See: https://www.libre.org/
Founder+CEO at Taffy Media, a social discovery side project that garnered nearly 1 million users in two years.
CFO/COO at Speakr, a best-of-breed influencer marketing company that helped shape the social influencer space. Company was acquired by a private equity firm.
CFO/SVP Finance at Capitol Records / EMI Music, a major recording label now owned by Universal Music.
CFO/COO at Adapt Technologies, a SaaS pioneer in the search engine marketing space. Company was acquired by Web Visible.
VP Finance at Tickets. com, a full service ticketing and software licensing company for major live events.
Sr Director, Finance & Admin at Epic Records / Sony Music, a major recording label based in New York City. Owned by Sony Corp.
Director, Financial Planning & Analysis at Arista Records / BMG Entertainment, a major recording label founded by legendary music mogul Clive Davis.
Why are you running for the Community Council?
While my core competency is in Finance, my true passion lies in building things. For this reason, I have gravitated towards technology-driven startups on the forefront of innovation (and sometimes disruption). Doodles is one of those companies, and the Doodlebank is intended/positioned to help bring such innovations to life.
I am a closet entrepreneur who has built three mobile apps and single-handedly created a 10k item generative NFT project in my spare time. I did this out of personal interest and curiosity. I figure that if you really want to understand something, you should just trying doing it. I believe I can bring this entrepreneurial spirit to life as a member of the council, with the intension of creating value for OGs and newcomers alike.
Having worked for several startups, I have extensive knowledge in best practices for ideating revenue models, creating structure, identifying efficiencies, managing people, and thriving in team-based environments. I think this lends well to Doodles, and am confident I would make for a valued addition to the council.
I love Doodles, and am eager to help creators maximize value for the overall project and community. I have a distinct interest supporting the OG collection, and want to ensure all boats rise with the tide. LFG
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