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Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet Rory Felton

It’s been a busy time here at Chirpify. In fact, we’ve grown from one employee (props to fearless leader Chris) in April of this year to seven today (and growing).

A big hire we recently made is adding Rory Felton as Vice President of Business Development—Music. Rory is an amazing addition to the team with an impressive background.

It’s a tall task to summarize Rory’s experience since it is so extensive, but here it goes: co-founded a record company at 18 years old (The Militia Group), featured in Billboard Magazine’s Top 30 Executives Under 30, sold over 5 million recordings as executive producer, developed artists later acquired by Sony, Universal and EMI, created a publishing joint venture with BMG Music Publishing (acquired by Universal), executive producer of music videos viewed by tens of millions of people on MTV, VH1, YouTube, and Vevo… The list of accomplishments by Felton is literally endless and we’re looking forward to him driving our growth in the music space.

But wouldn’t you rather hear what Rory has to say?

Chirpify: What’s your favorite thing about Chirpify?

Rory Felton: I love that Chirpify is turning ecommerce on its head by removing all frictions of a traditional payment or e-commerce system. Chirpify is so simple yet so revolutionary—it transforms Twitter from a broadcast platform into a transactional one. 

C: Why do you think Chirpify is set up for success?
RF: The combination of frictionless one step transactions, social commerce, content delivery, and Twitter’s real-time reach, is what makes Chirpify such a powerful platform.
 

C: You live in LA. Why not Chirpify’s headquarters in Portland?
RF: Portland is not only home to artists like The Decemberists and the late Elliott Smith, it has also become a hotbed for emerging technology. It is a great city and I will be relocating in the near future. In the meantime Los Angeles is still the entertainment capitol and has been my home for the last twelve years.

C: What’s your favorite artist?
RF: An impossible question to answer. Usually I go with the classics such as Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, or Bob Dylan. There are of course thousands of records in my catalog I enjoy. Today I’ve been spinning Frank Ocean, Delta Spirit and Wildcat Wildcat. 

Join us in welcoming Rory Felton to the team. Great to have you on board!