Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc. Snapshot
Jerrick was founded in 2012 by long-time friends and business partners Jeremy Frommer (Wall Street Executive) and Rick Schwartz (Hollywood Executive). Initially a private media company providing online content through a portfolio of brands, Jerrick’s needs quickly outpaced the commercial technology that supported it and the limited products available.
In 2015, Jerrick partnered with a premiere Australia-based product design and development group to create a content management system (CMS) for its brands. The product quickly evolved from a CMS to a robust long-form social publishing platform. Jerrick’s flagship product, Vocal, was formed.
In the first quarter of 2016, Jerrick’s IP and technology, including the Vocal platform, rolled into one entity through a reverse merger, forming the publicly traded technology company Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc (OTCQB:JMDA).
The company completed its first phase of development of Vocal in the third quarter of 2016, with a successful launch and an open contributor platform, effectively competing against key products in the content and social markets. Today, Vocal boasts over 75,000 user accounts with over 300 pieces of content submitted daily.
In addition to Vocal’s continued expansion, the Company has added numerous revenue-oriented features to the platform, such as native advertising, affiliate marketing, and micropayments.
In 2018, Jerrick plans to expand its portfolio of technology with the launch of additional platforms, further expanding its reach into affiliate marketing and content creation. New iterations of Vocal will include revenue-oriented additions, including a self-serve native ad platform and SaaS offerings.
Founder / CEO
Jeremy Frommer’s career includes two decades in the financial technology industry, working as a hedge fund and portfolio manager, as well as on the sell-side of the financial industry.
Jeremy started NextGen Trading, a software development company building proprietary equity trading platforms. NextGen was acquired by Carlin Financial Group of which Jeremy became CEO. RBC Capital Markets Corporation eventually bought Carlin. At RBC, he was managing director, head of the Global Prime Services group, and a member of the RBC Global Equities Operating Committee.
After two years of investing in the digital media space, Jeremy partnered with longtime friend and Hollywood Producer Rick Schwartz in 2012, forming Jerrick Media. Today, Jerrick’s product Vocal has become the premier long form social publishing platform.
Founder / President
Rick Schwartz is an award-winning film and tv producer. Throughout his career, he has worked on a wide range of critically acclaimed and commercially successful films including Gangs of New York, Machete, The Departed, and Black Swan. Rick has been involved with movies that have grossed over $1 billion dollars in worldwide box office sales and earned 31 Academy Award Nominations.
His most recent tv show, Lip Sync Battle, is the highest rated show in Spike’s history and continues to set digital records for the network’s online channel. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild, as well as a published writer whose work has appeared in such outlets as The Times of London, The Huffington Post, The Washington Times, and Grantland.
After the success of Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle, Rick partnered with longtime friend and Wall Street executive Jeremy Former to form Jerrick Media. Today, Jerrick’s product Vocal has become the premier long form social publishing platform.
Principal / Head of Creative
Justin joined the Jerrick Media team in 2013. As Creative Director, Justin is responsible for the design and distribution of Jerrick Media’s digital assets and Vocal technology. Working with New York based agencies, Justin collaborated on projects with Deutsche Bank, Oppenheimer Funds, New York Fashion Film Festival, Don Julio Tequila, as well as a number of New York based fashion houses.
After partnering with Jeremy Frommer and Rick Schwartz in 2012, Justin lead the creation, design, and maintenance of Jerrick’s premier product, Vocal.
Principal / Chief Coder
Julio joined the Jerrick Media team in 2012. He is one of the primary architects of the Vocal platform. Julio’s experience ranges from web development to software security with specialties in software security, debugging and optimization. Since August 2015 Julio has led the collaborative development process with Jerrick’s partners at Thinkmill, a design and development group based out of Sydney, Australia.