Founder, CEO & President
Michael Rosenblatt has been the Founder of four media companies, both public and private, all of which he has served as CEO or Executive Chairman. He has extensive experience working with Private Equity and Venture Capital partners and has over 30 years of cumulative directorship experience on multiple company boards, both public and private. Known for his ability to build media distribution and content creation organizations that can scale quickly, he has succeeded in leading companies from start-up, through rapid growth and ultimately through exits, both public and private. LifeF/X Software grew from start up to over $1Billion in public market cap while he was Founder, Executive Chairman and President.
Michael is the Executive Producer of over 20 feature films including Teen Wolf starring Michael J. Fox, Valley Girl, starring Nicholas Cage and Extremities, starring Farrah Fawcett.
Since 1986 Michael has been a lifetime member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and in 1997 Wired Magazine featured him as one of 22 people reinventing Hollywood. From 1998-2002 Michael was a member of the Board of Overseers of Newton Wellesley Hospital (Partners HealthCare).
Michael may be reached at email@example.com
Chief Financial Officer
Jeff Patterson has been financing and investing in the media sector for over 25 years. Prior to joining SoundHouse in 2017, he led media investments for Columbia Capital where he was a partner for over 20 years and spanning six funds. Jeff became actively involved in SoundHouse after leading Columbia Capital’s investment in the Company and working closely with the team.
In addition to leading Columbia Capital’s investment in SoundHouse, he led or was involved in numerous Columbia Capital investment successes including Baja Broadband (acquired by TDS for $270 million), Broadsoft (IPO), Call Technologies (acquired by 3Com for $90 million), Digital Television Services (acquired by Pegasus Communications for $260 million), Hoak Media (acquired by Gray Television for $330 million), Legendary Pictures (private buyout valued at $1 billion), Nuvox Communications (acquired by Windstream for $650 million), Taqua (acquired by Tekelec for $105 million), Tennis Channel (acquired by Sinclair Broadcasting for $350 million), and XM Satellite Radio (IPO).
Prior to Columbia Capital, Jeff spent five years in Boston and London at First National Bank of Boston where he structured leveraged financings for cable and media companies. Jeff has an undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College and an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Jeff’s mercifully short music career peaked in high school as the lead guitarist for a number ill-fated garage bands. He still plays the same vintage Fender Stratocaster, a beat up old Spruce-top Guild D-25, an all-Koa Taylor K24, and a Taylor Cocabola GA.
Jeff may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional Vice Presidents
Jim Sturgeon - VP, Acquisitions
An accomplished music industry executive, Jim has over 30 years in classical, Gospel and Christian music publishing and distribution. During his tenure as CEO of the North American market for Naxos, the world's leading classical music label, the company was highlighted in Seth Godin's book Purple Cow and Jim was highlighted in USA Today as an executive who anticipated impending shifts in the industry. He has consistently brought companies and divisions under his leadership into double digit growth year over year.
Most of his music career has been spent in Nashville, where he introduced the concept of the 3 Cs of Classical, Christian and Country to the city - while serving as the CEO of Naxos and as a member of the Nashville Symphony Board.
Jim may be reached at email@example.com