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Joey Carson

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

President • CEO • Founder, Ex Nihilo, Inc.. Previously President • CEO • Co-Founder, Hollywood Interactive Group.

President • CEO • Founder, Ex Nihilo, Inc.. Previously President • CEO • Co-Founder, Hollywood Interactive Group.

followers
following
11 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Operations
  • Product
I have an idea I'm commited to
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Operations
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

Ex Nihilo, Inc.
Hollywood Interactive Group

Advisor

World Poker Tour

Positions

President • CEO • Founder • Executive Producer Ex Nihilo, Inc. 2009 - present
President • CEO • Co-Founder Hollywood Interactive Group 2007 - 2009
COO • CEO • Executive Producer Bunim Murray Productions 2001 - 2007
Vice President Production, Finance & Administration 20th Television 1995 - 2001
Sr. Financial Analayst • Financial Analyst • Production Accountant Sony Pictures Entertainment 1990 - 1995

Education

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Finance 1985 - 1989

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Data Science
  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Digital advertising
  • • Brand Advertising
  • • Engineering management
  • • Mobile strategy
  • • Mobile Technologies
  • • Mobile user experience design
  • • Social Media Marketing
Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Games
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Social Impact
  • • Video
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Wellness
  • • Healthcare
  • • Recovery
  • • Addiction

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Fundraising • Growth • Contract negotiation • Leadership • Presentations • Board of directors • Board Management • Business Strategy • Cross-functional teams • Team Building • Startup finance

Key Accomplishments

My best quality is that of being a catalyst on a team and within an organization. I have strong visioning and leadership skills and am able to work closely with people to achieve the best version of themselves both personally and professionally. I am passionate about being part of something that contributes to the greater good of our society.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Having been a co-founder before, obviously it's important to share the same vision, but equally important to have someone with a different point of view or way to do things.

As an Advisor

As an advisor, my role is to always give unbiased, honest feedback while keeping the company's vision and goals in mind.

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Steven Saxton
We worked together  •  Founder & Co-Chairman, Green Gorilla and Founder, CEO & Chairman, Hollywood Studios, Inc..
Joey is one of the most sophisticated executives in the entertainment space. He has numerous years of experience and vast knowledge, always ... one of my go-to source for advise.
Geoffrey Selzer
We worked together  •  CEO, Flexx Family International and Founder and CEO, Luminous Publishing. Northwestern grad.
Great experience, very smart, very supportive and generous.
Marc Mencher
They're my advisor  •  President & CEO, GameRecruiter.
Joey has the characteristics one expects from an entrepreneur: Tenacity, Passion, the ability to withstand the fear of uncertainty, Vision, ... Belief and Flexibility.
Kristin Cranford
We worked together  •  Coordinating Producer, WPT Enterprises Inc. and Line Producer, WPT Enterprises, Inc..
Joey is resourceful, driven and tenacious in my opinion. All great qualities of an entrepreneur.
Serge Madenian
We worked together  •  Founder/Consultant, The Madenian Group. Previously Sr. Director, Technology, TrueCar, Inc..
Joey understands how to run businesses and he has overseen businesses of all sizes. He is able to put together teams with varied backgrounds ... and facilitate collaboration among them bringing amazing results.
Armando Caro
They're my friends  •  Mechanical Designer, Implant Direct Sybron International. Previously Mechanical Designer, Spectrolab.
He has the experience and skill set to succeed in whatever he sets his mind on!
Gregg Bruno, Realtor
They're my friends  •  Realtor, Keller Williams. Previously Manager, Starbucks.
He is a self starter, who is not afraid to take chances. He has performed at a very high level in multiple industries...and he doesn't quit ... .
Conrad Riggs
We worked together  •  Head of Television Business and Distribution, Amazon Studios, Amazon. Previously Founder, Conrad Riggs Productions.
Joey sees opportunities where others do not and he has the ability to execute his or other's plans...
Conrad Riggs
We worked together  •  Head of Television Business and Distribution, Amazon Studios, Amazon. Previously Founder, Conrad Riggs Productions.
Joey is a great leader that can execute
Steve Honig
We worked together  •  President, The Honig Company, LLC. University of Delaware grad.
Joey Carson is an extremely reliable and intelligent entrepreneur with a wealth of connections and resources. It has been a positive experie ... nce working with him and he has proven to be a dependable, goal-oriented business associate who delivers.
David Gitter
We worked together  •  Vice President Marketing, World Poker Tour. Wharton grad. University of Pennsylvania grad.
Joey is hard working and very creative. He has a great network and makes things happen.

Jeff Tannenbaum
Mentor, Thiel Fellowship and Mentor, UpWest Labs. Penn State grad.
Jeff is a well established VC who has a wealth of knowledge and understanding of business like few people I have seen. He would be a huge as ... set to any company.

Geoffrey Selzer
We worked together  •  CEO, Flexx Family International and Founder and CEO, Luminous Publishing. Northwestern grad.
Geoff is a rare talent and can be summed up in a quote I once heard about sports: "talent is being able to hit the shot no one else can hit ... - genius is being able to hit the shot no one else can see." Geoff has true vision and the passionate skill set to execute it.