MEET OUR INDUSTRY EXPERTS
SONGWRITING . SCORING . PRODUCTION
VOCAL . INSTRUMENT . DANCE
RECORDING . ENGINEERING
Yareem (Michael) Ali, is the CEO | Co-Founder of The Company Entertainment | CooleyHigh Experience. The Company was formed as an avenue for television show creators, music producers and artists to have their creative works shopped to major entertainment companies. Prior to The Company, Yareem Michael worked as the Assistant Road Manager to Boyz II Men, General Manager of WanMor Ent. (an independent label formed by Wanya Morris distributed by Mercury/Universal Records) and was a member of an R&B act signed to a joint venture deal with Sony Records.
Continually seeking to challenge himself in new ventures, Yareem later added television credits to his resume by signing a deal with Sony Pictures for a game show in which he was Supervising Producer/Co-Creator. Then moving on to create and executive produce various music videos, TV shows, and independent films.
Outside of the entertainment industry Yareem has consulted for various Fortune 500 companies (Banco Popular North America, Equity One, and Popular Mortgage, Inc.) helping to cut costs, recover revenue from vendors, increase Moody’s credit ratings, and transition companies business models to fit their new and ever changing industry to help promote growth and increase profitability.
Wanya Morris is a founding member of legendary R&B group Boyz II Men. Wanya, together with Shawn Stockman and Nathan Morris (no relation) formed Boyz II Men as students at the prestigious Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. Wanya has helped the group achieve international renown over the past two decades. One of the most renowned R&B groups of all time, Boyz II Men has created some of the most iconic albums in music history, including, II , Evolution, and their most recent releases, Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA and Love, and continues to craft hits that withstand the test of time. Wanya, Shawn, and Nathan kicked off their 20th Anniversary celebration aboard their February concert cruise, aptly called The Love Cruise. Excitingly, Boyz II Men released a twentieth anniversary album, fittingly titled, Twenty last fall including ten all new tracks and ten re-recordings of the group’s most timeless tracks. Wanya and the Boyz signed on for a Vegas residency at the Mirage Hotel and Casino and also The Package Tour with New Kids on the Block and 98 Degrees. Wanya also graced the stage as a contestant on Dancing with The Stars placing 3rd overall.
EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Kiana Cottrell is a Designer with 13 years of experience developing creative solutions for brands in the entertainment and lifestyle industries. She is the sole operator of 4242K Studios, LLC and a partner at Cottrell | Williams, LLC ,where she develops dynamic visual concepts for interactive platforms and commercial product lines.
ENGLAND, UK CONNECT
Chris Wiseman is the president of Wiseguy Entertainment LLC – an East Coast based, television music production company. Chris’s original music appears on all major networks including NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC and over 50 cable networks. His catalog includes music on hit shows including The Voice, Pawn Stars, Real Housewives, NFL programming and much more. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and is also an active, voting member of both the Grammys and the Emmys.
ACE OF CLUBS/DJ FOR JEEZY
DJ ACE (Ace of Clubs) is a Global Spin Award winner and the Officail DJ for Jeezy aka the (Snow Man) and Radio Station 94.5 in Atlanta. DJ ACE also spins in clubs all across teh globe, and has rocked the stage alongside many of today’s top artists.
CELEBRITY CHEF / NUTRITIONIST
Chef Marcello is a master at getting major recording artists and athletes into performance and touring shape. His culinary experience is with high profile clients such as: Lenny Kravitz, Jay Z, Beyonce, Sean Combs, Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams, and Oprah Winfrey. Chef Marcello has traveled the globe working three world tours preparing all organic meals exclusively for Mr. Kravitz, the band and entourage. Designed a strict dietary program custom-made to the artist, tour requirements and demanding schedule, to satisfy an appetite for culinary alternatives and desire to achieve peak physical condition.
Taku is president of TN & A, Inc. and represnets artist and athletes as an Agent/Consultant/Coordinator. He is the go-to Asia territory entertainment specialist working with clients such as Atashi, Boyz II Men, Brian McKnight, Carole King, The Jacksons, Paul McCartney. Tour Japan and The Rolling Stones Tour, just to name a few.
ENGLAND, UK CONNECT
Jas has worked with many recording artists like: Nas, Rick Ross, Boyz II Men, Joe, Jedi Mind Tricks, Immortal Technique, Naughty by Nature, and Mario. He is your go to guy if you want to open shows for major artists in France, Spain, Australia, Canada, Nigeria, Singapore, as well as England and the UK.
HADJA KOBELE KEITA
Hadja is a Howard University trained personality and was the Head of Public Relations and Special projects for Universal Music. She brings a lot of experience as a seasoned talent scout, versatile promoter with vast international influence. Hadja is currently overseeing the aggressive expansion of the Pan-African creative powerhouse in French-speaking Africa working with individual talents as well as organizations from the region.
Brendan has more than 20 years of experience in political marketing and operations. He has managed many successful, multi-million dollar advertising campaigns, built and oversaw statewide volunteer organizations, raised millions of dollars, developed and implemented complex issue messaging programs. Additionally, Brendan has, via negotiation, provided MSE and other startups with their technology platforms (built at no upfront cost), delayed legal and other expenses to eliminate cash burn, brought to the table Fortune 500 level clients, and made introductions to key financiers.