Ian Chen is the Co-Founder and CEO of Discotech. Ian grew up in Potomac, Maryland and attended the University of California Berkeley. (It was in his Freshman Dormitory that he met his two Co-Founders, Mark Wu and Ian Bushong.) After graduating from Cal, Ian worked as a management consultant at Bain & Co out of their San Francisco office. He would then become a private equity associate at The Gores Group in Los Angeles, before embarking on the Discotech journey in 2013.
Ian enjoys spending time with friends and staying active. His interests include playing tennis, muay thai, eating Asian food, and performing due diligence for his company. Fun fact, Ian recently had a best man speech go viral on Youtube (click on his headshot above to view it!)
It was early 2013. Pool season was around the corner. Mark was in the middle of juggling 4 or 5 promoters for an upcoming Vegas trip with Ian when he thought to himself, "there’s gotta be a better way." Getting hit with a bait and switch by a shady promoter on that same trip only exacerbated his frustration. Upon returning from the trip he pitched the idea to a few friends - and the rest is history.
At Discotech, Mark primarily works on operations, marketing, and accounting.
Before Discotech, Mark spent several years managing marketing campaigns at Zoosk, an online dating startup. During the off season he enjoys snowboarding, listening to Alesso, eating Chipotle, and officiating weddings.
Ian is co-founder and CTO, where he oversees all the technology that makes Discotech possible. He is passionate about finding elegant solutions to engineering problems, especially when they work.
Prior to Discotech, Ian was a hardware engineer working on video compression chips, until he realized that software was way more fun. In his spare time, he enjoys tinkering with 3D printing and drinking whiskey. Ian holds a degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, where he also played saxophone in the marching band.
Bracken has been with Discotech since 2015, where he enjoys collaborating with the team in the exciting entertainment tech space.
Previous roles include development at digital agencies Vokal and Kin+Carta where he worked on a number of products like AisleBuyer (sold to Intuit for $100m), Restaurant.com, and others.
Recently, he’s the founder and developer-at-large of www.hollywoodnights.app, a streaming service for obscure and rare films.
George started with Discotech in April 2018 and oversees the Operations silo, including Venue Relations and Onboarding, Customer Success, and Reservations Management. George also manages the Accounts Receivable Operations and has a hand in content creation / marketing as well.
Before Discotech, George worked in both the supply chain and medical device industries as an operations manager and R&D Engineer, respectively. He holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University ’16 in Cleveland, OH.
In his spare time, George enjoys listening to house music, video editing, investing, and traveling.
Duke joined Discotech in February of 2020 as part of the operations team. He became acquainted with the crew after being a close friend of George Zhang. Previously, he had worked for Oracle in technology sales and then decided to pursue working with some great friends in helping people have amazing nightlife experiences.
Originally from central Pennsylvania, he has a B.S. in Business Management from Wake Forest University and also played on the Men’s Basketball team. Duke enjoys working out, snowboarding, Vegas pool parties, watching the Eagles, and a night on the town.
Tim started at Discotech in July 2018 after having used the app for years as a loyal customer. He eventually developed a personal friendship with the founders and now spearheads Discotech’s marketing efforts on all platforms.
Prior to Discotech, Tim was an Ops Director for a large dental service organization. Before that, he owned a series of physical and online businesses back in his home state of Ohio.
Outside of Discotech, Tim’s interests include day parties, snowboarding, tennis, and beer pong.
Sajan joined Discotech in November 2018 as a Marketing Intern. He has since moved to being a backend developer, starting in September 2019. Sajan will be focusing on various projects for bringing new capabilities to Discotech’s technology.
Sajan is currently a student at USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering, pursuing a degree in Computer Science and Business Administration with minors in Real Estate Finance and Sports Management. He chose this area of study with a future in the startup world in mind, which is a large part of why he loves working at Discotech.
Outside of the office, Sajan enjoys playing basketball, tennis, and chess. He is a huge sports fan and prides himself on his vast sports knowledge. He hopes to see USC football return to its former glory in the next few years. Sajan was born in Atlanta, GA and raised in Melbourne, FL.
Emily has been working at Discotech since January 2018 as a marketing specialist. She manages the social content and digital marketing campaigns.
Prior to Discotech, Emily worked in finance, e-commerce, fashion, and entertainment. She hails from Tokyo, Japan and speaks fluent Japanese.
Emily loves painting, going to concerts, and traveling (29 countries so far). She hopes to one day see Discotech taking over Japan nightclubs.
Zoe is a Communications major at USC and primarily works on Public Relations/Social Media for Discotech, leveraging her prior experience on communication and development teams.
Outside of work, Zoe enjoys traveling to new countries, reading, and photography. She was born and raised in London, but currently calls Southern California home.
Kevin started with Discotech in May 2021. He focuses on customer support and identifies as an ambivert.
Prior to Discotech, Kevin was a top performer agent for the biggest internet & cable provider in the US. He was also recognized as the best customer service representative at Ring Central for generating lots of surveys.
During his spare time, he loves playing games that can generate money at
the same time, like Axie infinity.
Fianna started with Discotech in May 2021 and focuses on customer support and operations. She is a versatile team player and loves helping people have the best time partying.
Prior to Discotech, Fianna worked in numerous customer support roles at large US banks.
Jay started with Discotech in May 2021 and focuses on customer support and operations. He has been in the call center industry for almost 9 years now and prides himself on his exceptional customer service abilities. Recently, he worked as a case manager for Airbnb prior joining our team.
During his spare time, he loves reading the movement of the market through charts such as forex, cryptocurrency and the stock market. Also, he loves exploring new places by backpacking around the Philippines.
Clara started with Discotech in May 2021 and focuses on customer support and operations. She has been in customer support for over 7 years now.
Prior to joining Discotech, she was a Customer Service Manager for an e-Commerce company that helped startup brands build their knowledge base and support systems.
Outside of work, Clara enjoys being outdoors. Before the pandemic hit, she used to travel almost 4x a year. Her goal is to visit the 7,107 islands of the Philippines. She also loves animals - big or small, and support charities for them.
Lorena started with Discotech in June 2021 and focuses on customer support.
Prior to Discotech, Lorena used to be an Assistant Branch Head in an electronic store for 3 years, earning top performer awards at the biggest cable/internet provider in the US. She was later promoted to a team support manager for almost 2 years.
In her spare time, she loves to volunteer and do community service, go to the beach, and cook her own version of Asian dishes.
Wester joined Discotech in May 2021 and focuses on customer support and operations. He is a Brazilian environmental engineer who found himself passionate about customer support after work as environmental consultant for a Sanitation Company and as customer service for a Hospital in Brazil.
Currently, he is finishing his MSc in Engineering Management. Outside of Discotech, Wester enjoys traveling, playing guitar, watching movies and of course, a good night out with friends.
Baldwin joined Discotech in May 2021 and focuses on customer support and operations.
Before Discotech, he was a Customer Service Representative at AT&T and DirecTV in their Cable, Internet, Home Phone, and wireless services divisions.
Outside of work, Baldwin loves to play video games and read manga.
Dom joined Discotech in May 2021 and focuses on customer support and operatoins.
Prior to Discotech, Dom had various tech support roles in the BPO industry from 2006 to 2014.
Outside of work, Dom is a loving father of 4 amazing kids, aged 18, 16, 15, and 7. He loves movies, food, and giving life lessons to people that need it!
Belle is the resident Discopup at the Discohaus. She‘s not the sharpest tool in the shed but she is extraordinarily cute. She’s 9 years old but still looks and acts like a puppy.