We’re all Herøs Here

Meet the team

Matt Medney
CEO - HERØ

A voracious appetite for success paired with a passion for his craft that is as contagious as Ebola.

Fav Movie: You Cant Make Me Choose– Anything Marvel + Dark Knight Series+ Interstellar + Incepton

Fav Food: Mendocino farms, Save Drakes Farm Salad

Fav Pastimes: Olympic Lifting + Soccer

Fav Superhero: Odin, Father of Thor

You’d never know: Matt was the Second Ranked Soccer Goal Keeper in USA in 2005/2006

Words to live by: “When Life Gives you an opportunity, say yes, and figure out how to do it later.” – Richard Branson

Origin Story: Growing up, Matt was a competitive soccer & baseball player as well as a collegiate downhill skier. He always had a knack for creating worlds and stories around abstract ideas. He grew up in NYC and went to UMass Amherst.

Matt Medney
CEO - HERØ
Jonny Handler
Creative Executive - HERØ, The Red

Former Treadwater Operative turned birthday clown, Jonny hasn’t been right in the head for years.

Fav Movie: Memento

Fav Food: Indian

Fav Pastimes: Reading and Video Games

Fav Superhero: Spawn

You’d never know: Jonny used to teach ballroom dancing and participated in competition

Words to live by: “I’ve been thinking. When life gives you lemons? Don’t make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don’t want your damn lemons! What am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life’s manager! Make life rue the day it thought is could give me lemons! Do you know who I am? I’m the man who’s going to burn your house down! With the lemons! I’m going to get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!” – Cave Johnson, Portal 2

Origin Story: Jonathan D. Handler, long time fan and nerd of comic books, anime and video games. By day Jonny works in Production IT, but when the sun goes down, he spends his time working on original stories, characters and concepts

Jonny Handler
Creative Executive - HERØ, The Red
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Voodoo Bownz
Executive Creative Director, Lead Graphic Artist - HERØ

Voodoo is not his birth name. In case that wasn’t overwhelmingly obvious.

Fav Movie: Star Wars, Lords of Dogtown, Lion King, Labyrinth, Nightmare Before Christmas, Willy Wonka, Space Jam, Inglourious Basterds (I can’t choose )

Fav Food: Coffee

Fav Pastime: Skateboarding

Fav Superhero: Symbiote Spiderman

You’d never know: Voodoo played football and coached for a year at his high school. After his senior year, he won the Russel J. Huntington Award (the schools most prestigious award) for “Outstanding Courage and Sportsmanship”.

Words to live by: “You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret all the best people are.” – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Origin Story: Pete “Voodoo Bownz” Russo. NJ native and graduate of New York’s School of Visual Arts for Traditional Animation with a brief internship in MTV On-Air & Off-Air Design. Pete was immersed into art at an early age through skateboarding and music culture, especially due to his family owning a music store (established in 1910 by his great grandfather) and his mother being a professional illustrator.

Voodoo Bownz
Executive Creative Director, Lead Graphic Artist - HERØ
Brent Battles
Chief Music Officer - HERØ

Brent was previously Vin Diesel’s stunt man in all of the Fast and Furious movies.

Fav Movie: Adventures in Babysitting

Fav Superhero: Thor

Fav Food: King Crab Legs

Fav Pastimes: Fishing on his pontoon boat, yoga, and any time he can spend with his family

You’d never know: Brent graduated from Second City Improv School Immersion Program in Los Angeles. He also appeared in several movies, TV shows, and commercials.

Words to live by: “If you don’t know where you are going, every road will get you there”

Origin Story: Born and raised in The Motor City, music has always been an integral part of Brent’s life. Immediately after Graduation, he went to Broadcasting School and has been in Music in some capacity ever since. He prides himself in having a very diverse background of experience, and is always looking for ways to make himself more dynamic. Brent is also currently Vice President of Promotion and Artist Development for Sony/RED MUSIC division. In the past, he has also been the Senior Director for Rock and Alternative for Warner Brothers/Reprise Records.

Brent Battles
Chief Music Officer - HERØ
Morgan Rosenblum
Chief Product Officer - HERØ, The Red

A brilliant creative and equally impressive selfie taker.

Fav Movie: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Fav Food: Cheeseburgers (with lots of ketchup!)

Fav Pastime: Perusing Artstation.com for concept art

Fav Superhero: Gambit

You’d never guess: Morgan fought in the NY Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament against aspiring pros.

Words to live by: You are your actions, not your intentions.

Origin Story: Born and raised in Manhattan New York. He has a younger brother who acts like his older brother. He used to work in sales for the NY Jets, then for a medical sales company, then an ad agency. Then he got bored of not being able to create stuff, so he took a leap of faith and quit his job to pursue creative writing as a career. The rest is history.

Morgan Rosenblum
Chief Product Officer - HERØ, The Red
David Arth
Chief Financial Officer - HERØ

We are convinced David is not from Earth.

Fav Movie: Star Trek II, The Wrath of Khan

Fav Food: Anything that comes from the Ocean mixed with any kind of Pasta

Fav Pastimes: Gardening, boating and baseball

Fav Superhero: Jean Grey

You’d never know: David grew up on a large farm in the Middle of Nowhere Ohio…

Words to live by: “Life IS Plan B….”

Origin Story: David was a teacher and principal for 10 years in Michigan and California. He has also worked extensively in Hospitality in Miami and now has his own Consulting Company called David Arth Consulting.

David Arth
Chief Financial Officer - HERØ
Rachel Willis
Marketing Director - HERØ

Rachel may be 4’10 but her attitude is 6’4

Fav Movie: Anything with Nicholas Cage + Jay & Silent Bob

Fav Food: She claims Hot Cheetos go on everything

Fav Pastimes: Participating in Fantasy Bachelor leagues + Riding rollercoasters + Creating memes

Fav Superhero: Superman

You’d never know: Rachel was on a Country Western Stunt Dance Team, played the Saxophone and was on the Varsity soccer team in High School

Words to live by: “Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.” – Mohandas Gandhi

Origin Story: Texas, born and raised. At the age of 19, Rachel decided that working in music was what she wanted to do full time. She started her journey at a concert production company in Dallas and music festival, Lights All Night, which nourished her to where she is today.

Rachel Willis
Marketing Director - HERØ