The WatchPitch team is dedicated to revolutionizing the way that investment opportunities are evaluated. We’re an interdisciplinary collective of creators, and we work together to better understand how we can bring the best tools to entrepreneurs and investors.
Founder, CEO | WatchPitch, Inc.
Trey Scott, former CBS News reporter, producer, and filmmaker and current Founder/CEO of WatchPitch, Inc brings decades of storytelling and production experience to the WatchPitch enterprise. Committed to leading and empowering partnerships between businesses and investors, Trey also farms a few Appalachian acres.
Steve Martell has spent a decade at multi-national organizations in diverse roles across finance, accounting, and commercial planning. Steve has led multi-million dollar projects with a global reach and served on an advising committee to a local nonprofit through a period of growth. Steve can also be found exploring the beautiful mountains and rivers near Asheville, NC with his wife Megan and dog Boone. Tanuki the cat stays at home.
Conference + Events Coordinator
A working artist, Al comes to WatchPitch as a small business owner and creative professional. Al has spent over a decade managing operations, teams and events for nonprofit and small businesses. Al is driven to support people as they connect with their passions and to create innovative ways to amplify their voices.
Podcast Sound Engineer
Colin Miller is an audio engineer from Asheville, NC. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Music Technology from UNC Asheville. Aside from his work on the WatchPitch production team, Colin co-owns a small record label for local area productions and projects
Photographer | Erica Mueller Photography
Erica Mueller is a portrait and wedding photographer and creator of the Embody Project, currently based in Asheville NC. Erica’s 20+ years of experience creating powerful and inspiring images includes a combined 15 years in San Francisco and Los Angeles, where she photographed hundreds of clients both in and out of the entertainment world. The Embody Project gallery show is currently on display in life-size prints on fabric, and will be traveling the globe in 2018 and beyond.
Global Sales Ambassador
As the Global Coordinator of WatchPitch, Inc, Trinity is traveling around Europe to learn, promote, and network with entrepreneurs and investors with Start-Up ecosystems to encourage early adoption, globally.
Co-Owner | PRC Applications
Patrick Conant, Co-Owner of PRC Applications, studied Computer Engineering at the University of Southern California before completing a liberal arts degree at UNC Asheville. He has over 17 years of software development experience, and strives to design creative solutions to complex problems. Patrick is an advocate for open data, government transparency, and community-driven solutions.
Co-Owner | PRC Applications
Jesse is a Co-Owner of PRC Applications, has a background in interactive design and animation. A graduate of UNC Asheville’s Multimedia Arts & Sciences department, he often serves as the lynchpin between the conceptual and technical when turning sketches and mockups into fully functional websites and applications. Jesse is also a lover of hiking, Game of Thrones, expositional non-fiction literature, and his dog, Nellie.
Project Manager | PRC Applications
Lauren Showfety is a project manager at PRC Applications, and has a background in K-6 Elementary Education. Over the past 4 years, she has adapted her skills to project management and the direct support of everything at PRC, ensuring their quality of work, and building long-lasting relationships with vendors and clients! In addition to her regular PM tasks, Lauren also works as coordinator for various PRC internal projects such as AshevilleMusicGuide.com, SunshineRequest.com, and enjoys helping with various data-driven community projects in town.
WatchPitch Strategic Team
Producer | Extended Reality Stories
David is an award-winning XR (Extended Reality) designer and media entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Legend Tree Media and a Co-founder of Full Immersion Labs. He is transmedia innovator, director, writer, animator, editor, post-production specialist, visual effects artist, story coach and creative/media business consultant
Founder | Crunchy Bananas
Cory brings a wealth of wisdom, software engineering expertise, and a splash of alchemy to every venture. Some previous ventures include being a founding member of the Apple Store, and saving a major manufacturer millions by rearchitecting and modernizing their technology. Recognizing the key to magic is fun and balance, when Cory closes his laptop, you can find him enjoying board games with friends, gazing at the stars, or exploring the world around him.
Senior Vice President | Turner Sports Interactive
Leading the strategy and technology initiatives for Turner Sports Interactive. Assess new products and platforms that can be integrated into our day to day operations of managing our digitial properties; NBA.com, NASCAR.com, NCAA.com, Bleacher Report and PGA.com
Founder | Crunchy Bananas
Offering an eclectic background rooted in innovation and creativity, Deanna brings a wealth of operational knowledge, a passion for quality, and insightful perspectives to any partnership. With years of experience ranging from professional photography to R&D product engineering, she has the ability to craft concepts to life. Finding inspiration in every aspect of life, she fuels her creativity by exploring nature, practicing yoga, and dreaming up adventures.
Founder | JB Media Group
Justin is the founder and director of strategy at JB Media Group. He has over 10 years of experience in internet marketing with a focus on search engine optimization, online advertising, analytics, and social media and is passionate about helping businesses and organization reach their desired target audiences using online communications tools and strategies strategy.
IT Director of Enterprise Architecture and Platforms
Peter is an IT and Software solutions architect for domestic and international companies, building enterprise road maps and management solutions as well as standards and guidelines for integration with new and existing systems.
WatchPitch Advisory Group
Chief Revenue Officer/General Counsel | Flipboard
Cecily Mak is the Chief Business and Legal Officer at Flipboard, Inc. where she partners with the CEO to oversee the company’s global business operations including strategic partnerships, investor relations, growth, and revenue. Before joining Flipboard, Cecily served as SVP and General Counsel to Rhapsody International Inc., a joint venture between Viacom International and RealNetworks, Inc. with investment from Best Buy Stores, Inc. and Universal Music Group.
Executive Producer | Rosemont Productions
David is a Producer of over 50 films for network broadcast and cable television producing in over 25-countries spanning over 4-decades. His start-up passion and internal production systems for on time and on budget delivery of his film productions are nearly unparalleled in the film industry.
Chief Executive Officer | The Collider
An environmental entrepreneur focused on scaling mission-driven organizations and connecting them to mainstream audiences. Led a public-private initiative to grow Asheville, NC’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and systematically scale high-growth companies. Create and communicate vision and strategy to key stakeholders and broader community focused on: developing entrepreneurs, recruiting talent, attracting investors, and building a highly visible and connected startup community.
EOS Strategist | Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS)
Matthew supports entrepreneurs, executives and leadership teams in reaching their highest potential professionally, personally and spiritually. He does this as an executive coach, a facilitator for EO/YPO/WPO and as an EOS Implementer.
Director of Entrepreneurship | Venture Asheville
Jeff, at Venture Asheville and throughout his career, is focused on building entrepreneurs and getting them funded and resourced through partnerships, community alignment, mentoring and investor advocacy. He manages the Asheville Angels supporting start-ups and early stage, high growth companies locally and in the Southeast region.