Ken is a thought leader, networker and influencer across multiple industries. He has been a featured presenter, speaker and moderator at tech/media conferences including Milken Institute, CES, NAB, CTIA, NATPE, Digital Hollywood, Internet World, LA Games Conference, XMediaLab, GadgetFest and Future of Television Conference. He has also spoken at the many of the most prestigious U.S. universities including Loyola, Northwestern, Illinois, MIT, Stanford, UCLA, USC and Berkeley.
Will is a veteran start up entrepreneur, inventor and an artist. He’s an experienced personal growth leader, specializing in men’s group work and is an equal left/right brain thinker which means he can imagine, create and then build big picture visions. He met Ken in the late 90s, and has been a METAL MEN member since 2009. He founded the UK band Londonbeat in the early 90s and wrote the global #1 hit song ‘I’ve Been Thinking About You’. In 1995 he founded Rocket Network, sold to Avid in 2003. In 2010 he started up Focus@ Will, music streaming for work, with 2m users.
Jennifer has 15 years experience as an entrepreneur and executive in both the private and public sectors. She is responsible for helping METAL expand globally while maintaining the integrity of a heart centered group of men who are change makers. Jennifer play’s a key role in shaping, both the overall vision and day to day operations of METAL. She has served on the board of multiple nonprofits and studied Cognitive Psychology at UCLA where she helped launch a social entrepreneurship incubator.
Sammy has 9 years experience in the entertainment industry as a booker and general assistant, and has worked with Ken on previous media shows including Business Rockstars.Born and raised in Chicago, Sammy graduated with her bachelors in Communications Media & Theater at Northeastern Illinois University.
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Responsible for the vetting and curation of prospective members as they enter METAL and current members as they navigate the METAL community. Sam is an enlightened leadership and embodied wisdom executive coach. Through a process of “inner alchemy,” Sam helps men transform their greatest challenges and obstacles into wisdom, insights and energetic alignment that can be directly applied to transforming their health, relationships and businesses. Sam is an accomplished guitar player and expert monoskier and can be periodically found on METAL hikes in his wheelchair.
Sanyika “The Firestarter” Street is a business and leadership mentor to men, globally recognized speaker and storyteller as well as a respected member of the METAL community. He advises the vetting process of prospective members and helps expand our mission to impact men of diverse backgrounds through outreach initiatives and mentorship. As a respected coach, he guides men through an in person retreat called “The Initiation”, to save their marriage, reignite their relationships and find greater purpose. More info
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