Trey Bowles has extensive professional experience as an entrepreneur and start-up marketing strategist. He has experience raising venture capital and launching new arts- and entertainment-related ventures, which is the core of the coursework that he will teach.
Most recently, Trey led the turn-around and sale of the business Big Jump Media, Inc. owner and operator of Godtube.com and Tangle.com, the world's largest faith-based video sharing site, and the world's largest faith-based social network respectively. Trey's role began in the early stages of the company as CMO and moved to CEO in order to create a proper exit for the business. He was responsible for raising key capital investments necessary for the turn-around process.
His firm Daedalus Consultants specializes in strategic consultation, with projects including development of an entertainment division for sophisticated voice recognition software used in several television shows and international cell carrier relationships. He started an entertainment management and technology company in 2006, Trivate
Entertainment, that creates, produces, and promotes positive content. Trivate built grassroots
marketing strategy for the Toronto Film Festival winning film, Bel/a.
As a principal and key business
leader for Streamcast Networks, (maker of the popular peer-to-peer music filing application, Morpheus)
Trey built and led the team that created the fastest growing Internet company in the history of the Web
with over 100 million downloads of the technology in less than 12 months. His role at Streamcast
included helping to raise money, investor relations and fundraising, strategic and managerial leadership
of the organization.
As E-Business and Operations Project Manager for Gaylord Digital, he was
responsible for all web strategies for 26 business units. At Gaylord he also managed tour sponsorships
for Dixie Chicks, managed the company's participation in World Youth Day in Rome, and developed
business strategy to launch independent music product offerings.
Trey has extensive experience in the
non-profit arena as well having started or helped start more than 10 non-profit organizations and he has
played an advisory, board or pro-bono consulting role in organizations including Tom's Shoes, Help-
Portrait, Art House America, The Model Home Project, Hope International, Falling Whistles, etc.
Trey has a B.A. in Business Administration and Marketing from Baylor, serves on the Advisory Board at Baylor
University for the Music and Entertainment Major in the Hankamer School of Business as well as on the
Advisory Council for Lipscomb University (council to develop MBA program for Entertainment and New