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Rockwell Scharer III

Founder

Rockwell Scharer is the Founder of DropKey, the father of mobile Chroma key background replacement on smart devices.  He received an Edison Award for Best Digital Product Innovation for DropKey Technology (2019). As an entrepreneur and former Senior Program Manager at NBC Universal and Live Nation Entertainment Global Technologies, he created [read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”]the Mobile Content Capture (MCC) market, ignited with one innovative invention.  The patented inflatable Studio In A Bag line of products paired with the DropKey Chroma key camera app is estimated to create a billion-dollar marketplace which includes a video media exchange called MediaBook.tv that will include automated video assembly in the cloud so kids and pros can make stories and films using the cloud.  In his early career Scharer was on the team that built the Space Shuttle (Rockwell Int’l) and successfully merged NYU Medical Center with Mt. Sinai Hospital onto Y2k from 1995-2000, resulting  in the largest hospital IT system in the world.  A pioneer in new media and a top-forty recording artist (Scharer’s hit single entered top-forty rotation in the 90’s), Scharer currently works in Hollywood’s New Media District and is a graduate of the University of Oregon’s Charles Lundquist School of Business with a B.S. in Finance, with post-graduate work at UCLA in creative writing.  Scharer’s strong creative endeavors in product development and sharp business skills led to his early examination of the Mobile Content Capture market on the mobile platform and is a recognized leader in the field of portable Chroma key background replacement on smart devices with a patent and several patents-pending.[/read]

Richard Mall

Chief Of Engineering

Richard won the Academy Award for Science and Technology in 2013. He’s a film maker and innovator with over 30 years experience in film production and product design. His innovative designs are used daily throughout the film industry. He was honored with the prestigious Scientific  [read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] and Technical Achievement Oscar by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for his invention of the Matthews Max Menace Arm. He was also a key member of the Oscar-winning team for Best Cinematography for the ground breaking film Avatar and Iron Man III. Richard brings with him extensive knowledge of green screen deployment and lighting. He currently has seven products in the market place that are sold worldwide through Matthews Studio Equipment. Richard has a degree from CSULB in Industrial Arts with a focus on Manufacturing and fabricating. He’s currently working on the DreamScreen Pro, Deskbot and Cambot projects for DropKey®.  [/read]
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Mark Nguyen

Chief Of Digital Media

Mark Nguyen has almost 20 years in digital media, earning five Emmy awards.  He started in the field of Motion Graphics & Broadcast Design at Savannah College of Art & Design, and then moved on to work on commercials and film projects for Nike, Red Bull and the University of Notre Dame.  [read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”]In the last [/read]

Kane Yanagawa

Chief Designer

Kane joined DropKey and gave our vision legs. Through impeccable design and rendering skills, Kane is helping realize our founder’s vision of creating the best Dropkey® Studio In a Bag® product in the world of content creation. Kane is a graduate of the Masters of Architecture program at the University[read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] of California Los Angeles and worked on large building projects while under the employment of Zaha Hadid Architects in London, then at Randall Stout Architects in Los Angeles. While with Zaha Hadid, Kane was a core member of the Pierre Vives Civic Archive project team in Montpellier, France, from Schematic Design through completion of Construction Documentation. This caught DropKey CEO Rockwell Scharer’s eye and Kane was hired on the spot.  Kane was awarded Second Place in the prestigious iLounge.com, ”Design the Apple Tablet” contest.  [/read]

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Marjorie Dehey

Legal And Business Affairs

Inducted into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2014, Maggie DeHey has a passion for building international organizations from the ground up with an emphasis on marketing exceptional brands and products globally. She developed profitable global strategies for Warner Brothers, MTV,[read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”]Turner Broadcast Systems, Sony, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and NBC. Pursuing cutting-edge business models and strategies, she initiated digital media plans for Fortune 500 companies including MGM Studios and running the media entertainment division of the Irish Government (growing it from start-up to $75M in <4 years). Like the rest of us pirates at DropKey, Maggie’s a fan of disruptive technology. Marjorie has held executive management positions with entertainment, mobile and digital media companies ranging in size from pre-revenue to $100M+ in revenue.  She was recently named one of the 25 “Mobile Women to Watch for 2012” by Mobile Marketer Magazine. She has created multi-million dollar international revenue streams for digital media/entertainment companies by implementing compelling and innovative marketing and branding strategies. She has a strong reputation for bolstering sales through effective marketing and branding. Marjorie has spoken nationally on branding, strategic acquisitions and emerging new media technologies. She holds an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Business, a J.D. from California Western and a B.A. from Cornell University.  [/read]

Carol Lee

Chief Financial Officer

Carol Lee, the former Head of Finance at DreamWorks has over 15 years of diversified experience in Accounting and Business Development in Entertainment and Manufacturing industries. She has a strong record of acheivement in partnering with senior management to create strategic initiatives to[read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] increase market share, profitability, and shareholder value.  Carol was invited to be part of the DropKey team for her excellent problem solving skills in meeting emerging growth objectives.  [/read]

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D. George Dreyer

Chief Audio Electronics Engineer

George Dreyer has 27 years designing products in the Pro Audio and Musical Instrument industry, responsible for numerous products from inception through manufacturing and into the hands of customers. After graduating from SDSU with an Electrical Engineering degree George jumped right[read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”]into state-of-the-art audio design working at Alesis in the transition from analog tape to digital ADAT and hard disk recorders. George moved into a Senior Engineering position at Carvin for 22 years where he refined his engineering and leadership skills to develop and manufacture products that achieved high customer satisfaction.  As a Vue Audiotechnik engineer in the high-end pro sound products field touring the world, we were lucky to find George and recruit him to advise and design the DreamScreen line of products audio signal circuits.  George says: “Dropkey has a bold new product vision and I look forward to help bring this 10x innovation to market. [/read]

Steven Colby

Chief Intellectual Property Legal Advisor

The DropKey Team is especially pleased to add Dr. Steven Colby to the team Dr. Steven Colby received his Ph.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington, where he focused on the development and design of scientific instruments. He has over 40 published scientific papers and abstracts and holds several patents. Prior to becoming a patent attorney, Dr. Colby was director of product development for a scientific instrument company. [read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] His professional background extends to software and hardware development, website development, manufacturing management, electronics, sensors, measurement devices, control systems, mass spectrometry, chromatography and bioanalysis. [/read]

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Ron Weissman

Advisor

DropKey is proud to welcome our newest advisor and Silicon Valley veteran Ron Weissman.  As an advisor to Steve Jobs, Ron Weissman is the President of the Band of Angels, Northern California’s oldest Angel investment group and one of the oldest in the US. His Angel Advisory activities have involved managing the Software Industry Group at the Angels (the largest industry group in the Band) since 2008,[read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] launching (2009) and managing our annual community outreach to startups (Mentor Day), and developing angel educational programs for our newer members. Ron has taken the lessons learned at Next and the Band of Angels to conferences worldwide, including national and regional meetings of the Angel Capital Association and a meeting on angel ecosystems and regional networks at the US White House. He’s worked hands-on to improve local angel ecosystems via regular visits to places as diverse as St. Louis, Chile, Armenia and New Zealand and have also assisted visiting angel organizations from Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Poland, Brazil, Russia among others.   [/read]

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The DropKey App paired with the DropKey Studio in a Bag is a Consumer-friendly Chroma key background replacement app with large video file storage and post-production assembly in the cloud, the state-of-the-art green screen tech on smartphones.

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