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Mike Dickey

Mike Dickey is the Chief Executive Officer of JackTrip Labs. Mike taught himself to code in the 1980’s by keying video game programs from Rainbow magazines into his dad’s Color Computer. He founded his first company in high school, and dropped out of Carnegie Mellon to become a full-time entrepreneur. Since then, Mike has built and sold three startup companies. His latest venture was Cloudmeter, which Splunk acquired in 2013 and renamed as Splunk Stream. Prior to co-founding JackTrip, Mike held various leadership roles at Splunk focusing on Engineering, Architecture, Infrastructure and Product Management

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Dr. Russell Gavin

Russ Gavin serves as Cofounder/COO of JackTrip Labs and Director of Bands at Stanford University. A lifelong advocate for accessible music education, Dr. Gavin has taught music in K-12 and collegiate environments, continuously seeking and creating opportunities to utilize technology in the music classroom. He holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from Florida State University, a Master of Music in Music Performance from the University of Notre Dame, and a Bachelor of Music Education from Auburn University. His research publications have appeared in the Journal of Research in Music Education, the International Journal of Music Education, Psychology of Music, the Journal of Music Teacher Education, and the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.

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Alan Hu

Alan Hu is a co-founder and CFO of JackTrip Labs. Alan is a high-tech executive with experience in services and marketing in highly entrepreneurial settings. In 2003, Alan focused his entrepreneurial energies onto socially beneficial endeavors.  He co-founded Quantum Leap Healthcare, a charitable Foundation in cancer research, and was its Executive Director for 12 years. Alan currently serves as advisor to start-up companies in diverse industries and is devoting much time to philanthropic and socially beneficial endeavors. Alan holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from U.C. Berkeley and a Masters degree from Stanford Business School, where he was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow.

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Lee Ellison

Lee Ellison is the Chief Strategy Officer at JackTrip Labs.  Prior to this, Lee was the CEO of Audinate. Under Lee’s leadership, Audinate became the dominant global market provider for digital audio networking (Dante). Lee spearheaded the growth of  Audinate from a startup to a publicly traded company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. Previously, Lee held a series of senior management roles in both startup and publicly listed companies in the telecom and computer technology industries. Lee formerly served as founding SVP of Worldwide Sales at Dilithium Networks, Vice President of Global Sales and International Operations for Tektronix, Inc, and the SVP of Sales and Marketing at Glenayre Electronics.  Lee attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and The Ohio State University.

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Dr. Chris Chafe

Chris Chafe is a Co-founder and Technology Advisor to Jack Trip Labs.  Chris is a Stanford professor and is the Director of Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA - ccrma.standford.edu), originator and co-developer of the JackTrip software to reduce latency in audio transmissions over the Internet, allowing musicians to collaborate in real time. Chris is also a composer, improvisor, and cellist, developing much of his music alongside computer-based research.

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Andrew Forsyth

Andrew is the Senior Product Manager at JackTrip Labs and a Master's graduate of the Stanford CCRMA program in Music, Science, and Technology. He's also been singing for over 20 years with choral organizations like the Stanford Chamber Chorale and Atlanta Master Chorale. He started consulting with youth choral and orchestral groups during the pandemic- teaching them how to use new software tools to keep making music together and hasn't looked back since.