Advisory Board

Aaron Ray

Aaron Ray is Founder/CEO at Custom Collider.
Custom Collider is a specialized high level media, distribution, and content consultation business for consumer facing companies including lifestyle closed gardens such as health and wellness, Action Sports, Re- Branding/Launching companies that need to catch up to the current digital models, as well as general digital distribution for retail/E Commerce. They have access to the top talent and executives in almost every creative and infotainment business.
Aaron has a stellar 16-year career as a founder, entrepreneur, pioneer, innovator, CEO, producer, talent manager, and a growth focused strategic executive. His focus has been in value creation in the content business: online music, major studios, independent financing, foreign monetization, streaming services/rights, live events, TV, talent, internet, mobile, gaming (casual and console) and ecommerce. This includes top reality projects/hosts. It also includes the first ever equity deals for his clients as part of compensation as well as VC and P/E negotiations. He has M&A experience including being part of acquiring the PONY Apparel Brand and MetaCafe.
He ran a $100 million P&L as well as several $25 million to $50 million P&L projects. He has always recruited and trained his own staff into industry leaders. He created a new ARPU model for platform churn, network effects, and retention. He managed, partnered, or promoted an impressive roster of award-winning clients including Linkin Park, Big Boi, Enrique Iglesias, Kelly Rowland, Forest Whitaker, Paul Walker, Jeremy Piven, Slash, Ice Cube, Eddie Izzard, Martin Lawrence, and Blue Man Group.
Aaron was previously Cofounder of Collective Digital Studio; Partner at The Collective; Founder and CEO at Nine Yards Entertainment; Advisory Board Member at; Manager/Producer, Senior VP at The Firm; Fundraiser and Producer at the Children’s Miracle Network; Lead Thanksgiving Sponsor at Ronald McDonald House Charities; and Producer at Rock the Vote.
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