Justin Beckett is the Founder and CEO of Affinity TV 247 and represents over 20 years of diverse entrepreneurial and media related management experience.
Justin has been focused on the Internet and technology sectors for the past 12 years and between 2000 and 2009 he founded and successfully exited three Internet based entertainment companies.
Justin is the Founder and former Chairman and CEO of Fluid Music Inc. (TSX:FMN) an internet-based music services company which he led from inception in 2004 until its successful IPO in 2008.
Before founding Fluid Music, Justin was the Founder and CEO of SkillJam Technologies, a leading casual gaming company, which he led from its inception in 2001 until the company's sale to Liberty Media subsidiary Fun Technologies (TSX:FUN) in 2004.
He was previously the Founder and CEO of Music Gaming Inc, which he led from its inception in 2000 until the company's sale to Intermix/MySpace in 2001.
Prior to his focus on the Internet and technology sectors, Justin was the Executive Vice President of Sloan Financial Group, a diversified financial services firm.
Justin is also a board member of Mood Media (TSX:MM), Aptilon (TSX:APZ), 7 Touch Group, GNO Healthcare Services and Midas Medici Group (OTC: MMED)
He also wrote and produced the Telly Award winning TV documentary Africa: An Emerging Market , which featured Iman, Danny Glover, Lou Gossett, Jr and Nigel Hawthorn.
Justin received a B.A. from Duke University.
Cecil Cox is the co-founder and President of Affinity TV 247 and represents over 15 years of diverse entertainment management experience.
Cecil is the Founder and Managing Director of Metco Boys Media, a convergent media focused consulting firm and provider of creative packaging services for digital media and film projects whose previous clients include Fluid Music Inc. and American Idol Underground.
Prior to the founding of Metco Boys Media in 2004, Cecil was the Senior Executive and manager of Mundy Lane Entertainment, the Los Angeles-based film and television company founded by Academy Award winning actor Denzel Washington.
During his tenure at Mundy Lane, Cecil was responsible for all TV, film, new media, strategic planning and day-to-day operations of the company.
He supervised the development of over a dozen projects for Mundy Lane including the award winning films, Hurricane and The Antwone Fisher Story.
He was an Executive Producer of Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks, which Mundy Lane produced with HBO and was nominated for 3 Emmy Awards and an NAACP Award.
A former agent with the William Morris Talent Agency, Cecil has previously worked with a wide range of artists including actors George Clooney, John Travolta, Sharon Stone, Eddie Griffin, Raven Symone, writer Joe Eszterhas and music artists Bobby Brown, Ice Cube, Queen Latifah and Tupac Shakur.
Affinity TV 247 represents the third Internet start-up company where Cecil has teamed with Justin Beckett.
Cecil received a B.A. from Harvard College.
Ed Tiryakian is the President Managing Director and Chief Market Strategist for Argentum Group, an Asset Management and Private Equity firm. Ed is also an Associate Professor of Corporate Finance and Business at Duke University.
He was previously a First Vice President with UBS, Paine Webber and President's Council Member with EF Hutton.
He co-founded Legends Sports Group in 1992 and facilitated the company's sale in 1996. Legends specialized in Athletic representation and multimedia marketing.
Ed sits on the Boards of Argentum Group, Sports Business Consultants, Medi-EMR, Atlas Digital Solutions, and was a past Chairman of RiverBank Corp.
Ed received a BA from Duke Universityand an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business with a major in Finance.