Founder & Chairman
Jonathan Block is an entrepreneur based in New York City and Kansas City, the Founder/CEO of TheHub.fm and Major Hana Records and a partner at Adva Mobile, a music industry mobile marketing/sales company that has launched over 1600 band and brand mobile sites since 2008. He has a 32 year track record in the music business, started a successful independent record company in 1982 while attending Syracuse University and served as Vice President at AGF Entertainment, a management company that managed the careers of Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin and Eric Anderson. Mr. Block went on to launch Major Music, a management company known for establishing worldwide fan bases and significant revenue streams for a number of artists including G. Love & Special Sauce, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Fred Wesley and The JB Horns.
George Consagra has been the Chief Executive Officer of GoodGuide, the world's largest source of information on consumer products for green and health since August 2010. The company raised $14mm in VC funding from NEA, DFJ and Physic Ventures. GoodGuide was bought by Underwriters Lab(UL) in August of 2012. In 2008, he joined Scribd as President. Scribd.com is a venture-backed start-up, and is the largest social publishing site on the web with 100mm unique users a month. Mr. Consagra was COO at Bebo.com. Bebo was the third largest social networking site in the US, and number one in the UK, Ireland and Australia with 42m registered users, 10 billion pageviews and 24m unique visitors per month. Mr Consagra was employee number 28 and reported to founder and CEO Michael Birch. Bebo sold to AOL for $850m in cash.
Herb Sih currently serves as Managing Partner and is one of the founders of Think Big Partners, Think Big Kansas City and bizperc. Collectively through these associated entities, the Think Big Partners network specializes in incubating, accelerating and maximizing business ideas, opportunities and entrepreneurs across the United States. Prior to starting Think Big Partners, Herb was a Senior Vice President for Wachovia Securities (formerly A.G. Edwards & Sons), working with corporations, institutions and high net worth individuals. He was in the top 1% in the country as a producer and helped manage one of the top 10 branches (out of over 700) in the country. Herb also worked for Merrill Lynch early in his financial services career in the Kansas City market. Today, he still maintains a presence in the investment community, primarily through his role in private equity. As an active entrepreneur, Herb has started numerous companies and assisted in the early stages in many others. These companies range from interactive marketing agencies, call centers, software companies, numerous internet/online businesses, consumer retail, consulting companies, database marketing organizations and more.
Since 2008, Tyler Prochnow has been a partner and co-founder of Think Big Partners, providing the company's clients with insight, consulting and advice on the difficult legal and business issues facing entrepreneurs today. In 1995, Tyler graduated from the University of Denver College of Law and began a successful law practice with Patton Boggs, LP in Denver. In 1997, he moved to Kansas City as an associate with the Lathrop & Gage law firm. Specializing in marketing and advertising law, In 2003, Prochnow left the practice of law and founded Golden Peak Sports, a full service sports representation agency that counted among its clients such notable athletes as Deion Sanders, Amy Van Dyken, Amare Stoudemire and Ed McCaffrey. In 2005, Prochnow was awarded ownership of the expansion franchise that came to be known as Kansas City Brigade of the Arena Football League. He served as owner and President of the team until 2007. Today, Prochnow also serves as President and CEO of Connexsus, LLC, one of the nation's premier direct marketing service companies, providing telephony, data management, data consulting, call center and e-commerce services for domestic and international marketers.