"I strongly believe in giving everyone a chance to succeed in life and in business, no matter their background or circumstances. Homelessness is a terrible situation for many people where they may not have had adequate support or opportunities. Tina has developed an incredible innovative and creative solution that helps those in immediate need, and is a part of a bigger solution to strategize change and support for the long term."
Mike Weetman is an accomplished Senior Executive and Board Member with more than 30 years of success across the technology, mobile app, film, TV and music industries. Leveraging extensive experience building enterprise value and driving growth across multiple media industries, he is a valuable asset for startups and growth companies working on expansion and business development. His broad areas of expertise include fundraising, M&A, P&L management, financial operations, monetization, deal structuring, due diligence, regulatory compliance, SaaS, and digital media.
Throughout his executive career, Mike Weetman has held leadership positions at companies including Whalerock Digital, Yahoo!, Dreamworks, 20th Century Fox, Capitol Records, EMI Music, and Ernst & Young. As COO/CFO & Head of Corporate Development for Whalerock Digital, he has led the transition to a new subscription business model while growing the company to more than 200 employees and launching unique digital brands in partnership with global market leaders. He has been responsible for raising tens of millions in debt and equity capital for Whalerock since 2014 to finance a pivot from digital media to mobile media, while developing strategic partnerships with YouTube/Google, MSN, AOL, NBC, P&G, Starcom MediaVest, MGM and others. With 20th Century Fox, he led a fundamental technology shift from VHS to DVD, expanding margins, transitioning 60% of the workforce, and growing revenue almost 4x. With E&Y, he evaluated Virgin Records for a $1 billion acquisition by EMI and was later hired by EMI to lead a successful integration across 38 countries.
Mike holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. He has also taken courses in M&A and Film Industry Business through UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. As a seasoned Board Member, he has board and advisory board positions with Cardborigami, Clutch Gifts, Culminant Media, Prism Media, AfriCoin and ZuZu Entertainment Capital, as well as previously with Whalerock Digital, American Youth Soccer Organization and DTP Ltd.