ABOUT SBV


SnowBall Ventures (SBV) is an entertainment company with a passion for music, technology and bringing people together. SBV provides expert strategy, guidance, business modeling and business development services to multinational companies and select emerging businesses. With over 5 years of producing and managing their own roster of live music festivals, SBV has accumulated enough experience and industry acumen to successfully launch a consultation branch specifically designed to guide and support live events and boutique festivals. Our expertise in building relationships, identifying market opportunities, and growing brands, has been proven through the significant increase in revenue and overall success of our partners.

CHAD DONNELLY

FOUNDER

CD@SNOWBALLVENTURES.CO


Chad oversees all facets of the firm's activities, from programming and creative to business development. A native of Lakewood, Colorado, his passion for music and his admiration for the beauty of his home state and Colorado culture inspired him to create SnowBall. Prior to diving into the world of entertainment, Chad studied International Business at Chapman University and the University of Economics in Prague. At Chapman, he was a two-time All-American on the lacrosse team and also a two-year member of the varsity golf team. In his spare time, he is an avid traveler and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

SCOTT MURPHY

FOUNDER

SM@SNOWBALLVENTURES.CO

Scott has over 13 years of experience launching and advising a wide range of companies in the entertainment and technology industries. A few years after graduating from UC Santa Cruz, he moved to Los Angeles and launched an artist management company called DECKSTAR that currently represents a diverse roster of over 50 artists. Co-founders include Matt Colon, Lawrence Vavra, Paul Rosenberg, Steve Aoki, and DJ AM. As a co-founder, Scott orchestrated development and operations for the business and the company's roster of clients. In 2009, Scott moved home to San Francisco to lead strategic partnerships and growth of the music & entertainment team at EVENTBRITE. He currently holds advisory roles with several technology companies in Los Angeles and San Francisco. 

LUKE WHITE

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

LW@SNOWBALLVENTURES.CO

Having spent most of his life inside clubs, warehouses, and crawling amidst the guts of festivals, he has made a habit of studying the complexities of the human experience. Real name Lindsey Graham White, but known under several other road monikers, Luke was born in the dark corners, warm asphalt and to the sweet smell of New York City garbage in the tear of the 80's. Having barely missed the age of Paradise Garage and the Loft, Luke was raised on the soundboards of Twilo, Limelight, Stereo, Tunnel, CBGB, and Cielo. Luke's formal background began in corporate trail law (McDermott Will & Emery) and boutique criminal law and litigation (Judd Burstein P.C.). Further leveraging these skills, Luke worked over the course of a half-decade for Senator Clinton (now the 2016 Democratic Presidential nominee) both on the hill, hand-in-hand with public advocacy groups, as well as on K Street, setting records in public and private fundraising at HillPac. Having worked many years since in almost every facet of the music industry including William Morris Endeavor, and managing some of the most heavily touring DJs in the world, it remains his life's pursuit to never stop cultivating an ethos of continual learning. Across all industries, this one's true passion remains helping brands and companies understand that their most important assets are the people who form the team, and only when vision is truly understood, translated, communicated and revered can the process of scaling up, begin.

JEFFREY LESAN

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

JL@SNOWBALLVENTURES.CO


Jeffrey oversees all aspects of a client's public perception -- from coordinating and executing marketing partnerships & campaigns, creating & maintaining websites & digital properties, and managing content distribution & messaging through social media channels (Jeffrey serves as the voice for both SnowGlobe and SnowBall's social media platforms). Additionally, Jeffrey uses his design background to consult / create branding components -- helping design everything from merchandise, to credentials, to posters, to signage. Jeffrey studied Socio-Cultural Anthropology at both UC Santa Cruz and UCLA.

JORDAN FELLER

HEAD OF CONTENT

JF@SNOWBALLVENTURES.CO

 

Jordan supports CMO Jeffrey Lesan across all SBV festival properties and consulting endeavors. He works closely with Jeffrey developing and implementing yearly festival marketing plans, and assists with the creation of digital assets / directs the production of original content for use across all social media platforms. He is the artist liaison for SBV, developing innovative ways to engage artists with festival fans across social media channels. Previously, Jordan was a successful DJ / Producer as LIGHT YEAR and toured internationally. He uses his music production and touring background to assist the CEO with artist booking and curation ideas. Jordan studied Economics and Marketing at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.