Meet the team

 

BookLive started with a dream to make gigging easier. We've all been frustrated by how difficult it is to make a living performing, and many of us have had to put that dream on the back-burner to make ends meet. Once we created BookLive to treat our performance career more like a business, we have been able to make performing our full-time jobs and help others do the same for themselves.
Jared Judge

Jared Judge

CEO

Like most grad students, I wanted to pay my way through grad school with gigs (while also honing my craft). Unfortunately, the gigs that were promised to me didn't materialize. I also experienced the frustrations of unprofessional colleagues and inconsistent payment. So I took a non-musical job to pay the bills. One day, I decided to take control of my gigging life by combining my musicianship with my tech skills. I created my own music agency (Dream City Music) and wrote software to manage it. Once I did this, I was able to quit my job and have since been making a living exclusively from music. My team and I realized this software had the potential to help other musicians, so we strategized and re-launched it as BookLive.

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Keaton Viavattine

COO

As a graduate of the Eastman School of Music for both my undergrad and masters degrees in trumpet performance, I felt very prepared for life as a performer. Coming from a musical family, I've been fortunate to perform professionally since childhood. I co-founded BookLive with Jared to make gigging easier for everyone. I currently split my time between BookLive and touring with the national Broadway tour of The KING and I.

Stephen Parisi

Artist Lead

Maxwell VeRost

Customer Success

Sanjay Soni

Web Team Lead

Bennett Huffman

Mobile Team Lead