SongChain's Team

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Nate Koidahl Founder and CEO
Nate Koidahl Founder and CEO Nate is our CEO, combining his experience in music and tech startups to empower musicians in utilizing modern technologies. He oversees all outreach efforts as well as product development. Along with playing lacrosse at Dartmouth, he plays in a campus rock band, while also producing music in his spare time.
Zack Gottesman Founder and CTO
Zack Gottesman Founder and CTO Zack is our CTO. He is excited to combine his passions for music and engineering to help lead a team of talented developers to build SongChain. Zack is a junior at Dartmouth studying computer science, statistics, and history. Outside of academics, Zack is a scratch golfer and generally a huge sports fanatic. He works as a data scientist for Dartmouth Football and serves as an officer on Dartmouth Sports Analytics.
Nicky Swedin Founder and CMO (Chief Music Officer)
Nicky Swedin Chief Music Officer Nicky is our Chief Music Officer, working closely with Michael to oversee artist outreach, social media, and product design. Nicky is an independent musician himself, producing for Seattle-based 49th Parallel. He loves making music, biking, running, and eating well.
Ethan Eason VP of Engineering
Ethan Eason VP of Engineering Ethan serves as VP of Engineering working closely with Zack, our CTO, and Sunint, our PM, to create and augment our product’s implementation plans. He hopes to use his diverse project experience in data and software alongside his leadership and collaborative skills, built through a lifetime of competitive basketball and Caltech’s ultra-collaborative and interdisciplinary academic atmosphere, to help lead our team of engineers to success. He has also brought to the table several of his undergraduate peers as engineers and is currently in the process of launching our development operations. When he’s not writing code, Ethan plays NCAA DIII Men’s Basketball for Caltech and golfs recreationally.
Ian Hinck VP of Business Development
Ian Hinck VP of Business Development Ian is our Director of Business development focusing primarily on growth and product development. He is a collegiate rower and aspiring triathlete.
Kenyon Schultz CFO
Kenyon Schultz CFO Kenyon is our Chief Financial Officer working to build out a profitable revenue model and systematic evaluation criteria through key performance indicators. On a day off, you can find him on the lake, running, reading, or hiking.
Michael Kowalchuk Business Development Intern
Michael Kowalchuk Business Development Intern Michael is one of our business development interns reporting directly to Nicky, our CMO. Michael is responsible for artist outreach, as well as developing SongChain’s social media presence over various platforms. Michael spends most of his time running, cycling, and skiing, and also loves to DJ and find new music to share with his friends.
Angus Gruner Business Development Intern
Angus Gruner Business Development Intern Angus is one of our business interns giving us a hand. He brings an analytical approach and market research experience that is helping us understand how we can better serve musicians. Angus grew up in Portland, Oregon surrounded by talented musicians and wants to give back to his friends that have made the music he so enjoys. Angus plays rugby at Dartmouth and loves hiking and skiing.