To create the best place for musicians to buy and sell the gear they use to create the music they love. Our marketplace was built to foster safe and secure transactions, inspire musicians to discover more ways to expand their playing and sound, and cultivate the most vibrant and inspired music community anywhere online.
Reverb is committed to ensuring that every transaction on our site is completed to the full satisfaction of both buyer and seller. Our team of customer engagement professionals monitor each new listing to enforce our standards and are always ready to guide our users through any transaction. Should a problem arise, our protection service covers every sale that occurs on Reverb.
For us, nothing beats the thrill of discovering a new piece of gear that you simply must use. From detailed and image-rich listings to our library of hand-curated collections, we strive to help musicians find new gear they didn't even know they wanted. We weave data from our Price Guide and articles from our in-house publication, Reverb News, throughout the site to help buyers make informed and inspired purchases. It's our goal to help you find the gear you need to make the music of your dreams.
From seasoned collectors and studio pros to new players looking for their first keyboard, we welcome musician of all types to Reverb. Unlike other platforms, we encourage open communication between all buyers and sellers, and are constantly amazed by the wisdom and insight members of our community share with each other. Reverb was built to help musicians make music, and our community has developed as one where musicians help each other do just that.
We're proud to count world-leading technologists and innovators as part of our team, who bring the most state-of-the-art tools and technology to our website and mobile apps. We are constantly communicating with our users to learn what features will help them buy and sell gear with ease and efficiency. Whether it's tools to help players keep tabs on gear or tools to help sellers manage their inventory and sales, we live to expand our platform with new and exciting features.
FOUNDER / CEO
David's background is a blend between entrepreneurship, building technology firms, and a passion for music and gear. Prior to Chicago Music Exchange and Reverb, David was CEO and Co-Founder of online broker optionsXpress, which he took public back in 2005. Like most good businesses, David started Reverb based on his frustrations buying and selling guitars online. Next challenge? Make buying and selling used gear a fun, easy and painless experience.
Tinkering with both computers and guitars from an early age, Yan grew up in Chicago with a brief stint in San Francisco. He's got a passion for startups, Reverb being his sixth over the last 13 years. Yan is excited to have the opportunity to meld his technology and product development experience with his love for music.
Director of Content & Engagement
Dan's been with Reverb for awhile now, wearing lots of hats and heading up the content on the site. As a mutli-instrumental gearhound and unabashed history geek, compiling stories and history on the world of gear is about as good as it gets. Since starting at Reverb, the number of instruments now in Dan's apartment has reached a point described by his friends and family as both "obscene" and "totally irresponsible."
A lifelong guitarist and computer enthusiast, Dan got his start with a electric Samick knockoff and a Commodore 64 in both his fields respectively. Since then he's worked as a software consultant and software developer for a number of companies, and played guitar on stages from Chicago to Atlanta to Maine. Working at Reverb marries his passions for great gear and building top-notch software.
Director of User Experience
As designer/developer hybrid with user research roots, Nicholas crafts intuitive interfaces and products that are meaningful to customers. He's previously worked as an innovation consultant and helped startups design and launch new products. Nicholas collects vinyl records and occasionally pretends to be a DJ on his iPad.
Director of Business Development
A lifelong music devotee since raiding his older brothers' cassettes, Jim Tuerk came to Reverb after managing marketing & operations for a Chicago/NYC record label and building a freelance web design business. He picked up a guitar at an early age and continues to write & record with Chicago rockers Brighton MA. At Reverb, Jim leverages his creativity to promote the gear that helps make recorded music compelling for both the performer and listener.
Combining a history of tech curiosity and a passion for live music, Joe originally joined Reverb as their first apprentice developer. With a background in financial services and IT management, Joe’s found a sweet spot in pivoting to software craftsmanship. When he’s not tinkering with new technologies, Joe can be found listening to a variety of genres from hip-hop to chillwave to black metal to emo.
Lead Mobile Engineer
Josh has had the good fortune to be writing for iOS nee Cocoa nee NeXTSTEP for over 15 years. In that time, he's forged his passion for startups in New York, tempered it in San Francisco, and finally grounded it in the midwest ethic of his beloved City of Broad Shoulders. He's never been clever enough to play an instrument, and so makes computers play instruments for him. This has led to a life-long addiction to MIDI controllers, sound modules, and kit that goes "bloop".
Customer Engagement & Onboarding Specialist
Hailing from Crystal Lake, IL, Matt migrated to Chicago in 2007 in search of a fulfilling education and a better punk scene. After graduating college in 2011, Matt quickly learned the digital advertising ropes while working with other Chicago startups, but has finally settled in at Reverb, utilizing his passion for gear and communication skills to directly benefit each Reverb user’s experience. Matt also engineers loads of records in Chicago.
While other teenagers were busy learning the popular rock songs, Kyle was learning all of the jazz standards. He took that jazz lead to playing bass in orchestras, blue grass bands, and even as a summer performer at an amusement park (hey, it paid really well). After stints writing software for large companies and as a freelancer, he's glad to finally take a gig that merges his lifelong passions for music and technology. And just in case of an emergency, he can order food in Spanish, Thai, and Burmese.
Finally coming to terms with a lifelong obsession with music and the tools for making it, Peter left a seven-year career in education to help make Reverb the most comprehensive and accessible information source on new and used gear. After studying classical guitar in high school, he has played in everything from bar bands rocking covers to small trios playing jazz standards in a cabaret. When Peter isn't playing guitar or out training for a marathon, you can be sure he's quenching his thirst for learning about awesome and unusual gear.
A recent Chicago transplant, Joe has crossed the pond (Lake Michigan) to be a part of the city’s dense culture and growing startup scene. Having a history of musical curiosity, he explored brief stints with the piano, clarinet and cello before finding his love for the guitar. Joe got his first taste of blending music and technology in college, designing an optical reader for sheet music that successfully played the Tetris theme and UofM fight song.
Lana is a jane of all trades hailing from Madison Wisconsin. She has been a musician since an early age. From performing in punk rock bands to honor choirs to leading the high school marching band as drum major, she acquired experience in musical genres and instruments across the board. After earning her degree from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in Music and Sociology, Lana has been working full time in the music business. From digital sheet music to Getzen trumpets, she’s explored music of all shades.
Marketing & Business Development
Recently coming back from a 3 year stint in London living as a musician and working on Denmark Street, Lech is joining the reverb team to share his knowledge and personal touch with the Business Development team. He is a professional by day, musician by night, and doesn't eat so he stays hungry. When he's not spreading the good word of reverb, he works as a Motown and Disco DJ in Chicago, and also writes for a few bands when they need some generic love ballads.
Director of Customer Engagement
A multi-instrumentalist from an early age, Chris began recording music as a teenager. When he upgraded his Tascam Portastudio to an old Power Macintosh running BIAS Deck, he realized that he had discovered his true passion. Ten years and a degree in Music Technology later, the computer is still his primary musical instrument, whether he's producing records or programming in Max/MSP. A Chicagoland native, Chris comes to Reverb following three years at a music software company and over one hundred performances on guitar with his band whysowhite.
Born and raised in the South Suburbs of Chicago, Eric has been working in Graphic Design for the last seven years, and playing music for twice that. Coming from the recycling industry, Eric is excited to bring his passion for clean and effective design to Reverb. When not designing, Eric stays busy writing about local music on Midwest Action, performing with Freaks for Geeks, and tending to his growing record collection.
Matt Biancardi, hailing from Angola, Indiana, comes from a writer's background with a double major in English and French from Lake Forest College. After spending a year in Austin, Texas playing in a two-piece band and working as a French Language Support Specialist for video game giant NCsoft, he returned to his native Midwest and settled in Chicago. When not writing for Reverb, Matt can be found writing film review for the website Tiny Mix Tapes, frequenting the Chicago post-rock scene, or hunting for the best tacos in the city.
Senior Infrastructure Engineer
From the early age of 13, Adam has been pushing the limits of his computers. Some may consider 10+ computers in a single household to be absurd, but to Adam they all offer a new learning experience. Adam has built networks that span the globe and serve content at the speed of light. Now he focuses his caffeine fueled energy into making Reverb the best platform to pick up your next piece of gear.
Lead Android Engineer
Tone-deaf and generally devoid of any musical talent, Luis is like a unicorn at Reverb, having spent his formative years playing video games instead of instruments. But what he lacks in audial skills he makes up for passion for Android development. Having previously worked in the video game and financial trading industries, Luis jumped into mobile after getting the very first Android device as a Christmas gift and has never looked back. Now at Reverb, he’s challenged with giving the site’s tech-savvy community a great Android experience - and he’s loving every minute of it.
Hailing from Michigan, Joe came to Reverb with an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to create memorable and inspirational user experiences. Having built websites since grade school he honed his design skills and did his time at a large e-commerce company before joining Reverb to unite his passions for design and music. Outside of the office he can be found building robots that are mostly useless and playing the drums reliving his band days of yore.
Senior Mobile Engineer
Pete originally hails from Rhode Island where his love for music developed at a young age. He earned a degree in music performance for saxophone, his instrument of choice, and even traveled to Italy to perform in the world premier of an opera. Although he still loves to play, Pete has spent most of his professional career developing a love for technology and creating mobile apps, both iOS and Android and is excited to contribute to the marriage of his interests at Reverb.
Ron is a life long Chicagoan with no intention of leaving. A self proclaimed gear obsessive, known around the city and internet for playing bass in Bongripper, who have been bumming out crowds for the last decade. Most importantly he's owned, played, sold, and subsequently forgotten about more gear than most people will ever know.
Director of Video Production
After wearing out the tape on his VHS copy of “A Hard Day’s Night,” a 7 year old Michael demanded a hand-me-down Harmony guitar and camcorder. Instead of choosing one or the other, he decided on both. Since then, he can be found producing records and performing on stage, as well as having editorial and sound credits in Film, Television, and Commercials. Reverb connects his passion for music and visual media to bring fun, engaging, and useful content to the Reverb community.
Coming from Santa Cruz, California and finding home here in Chicago, Anthony crunches numbers for Reverb and helps in all areas of finance. A former cellist now plucking around with guitars, he is excited to merge his knowledge of accounting with his passion for music.
Director of Marketing
With a strong background in both eCommerce and advertising creative, Chrissy brings energy and focus to the Reverb brand and marketing team as well as valuable insight from the musical instrument retail world. Chrissy is a Chicago native, and a (hobbyist) guitarist and singer-songwriter.
From the depths of the early 90's punk scene comes our guy Dave. As a multi instrumentalist and singer songwriter, Dave has been involved in the Chicago music circuit almost his whole life. Dave brings to the table a background in classical musical instrument sales, and is now combining his love for vintage gear and rock and roll in his (sales/business development) role at Reverb.
As part designer, part developer, Drew’s passion lies in improving customer’s experiences across a broad spectrum. Drew worked in the private equity field as well as a freelance brand consultant to help craft brand and technology strategies for an assortment of businesses. Joining Reverb allows Drew to bring an enthusiasm to a workplace that emphasizes an exceptional customer experience backed with top-notch software. Outside of work, Drew competes as a professional paintball player and travels internationally playing the game he’s loved since age 12.
Relatively new to Chicago, Kevin is originally from Ohio by way of New York. Obsessed with the tiny super-computers that live in our pockets, he's had apps in the store since launch and has since branched out into Android development. When not in the office, he is usually training for his next race by running what some have called "too much", reading bad science fiction, or exploring this new city he has found himself in. He keeps telling himself he will start learning the piano one of these days, we'll see how that goes.
Lynette is a recent transplant to Chicago by way of Colorado, and before that the Great Lone Star State. She has worked in various design environments including designing and illustrating children's toys. From these experiences she has come to Reverb as a pixel perfect designer who has trouble stopping at good until it becomes fantastic. In her spare time, she likes to use a hand saw any chance she gets, binge read books, and grow as many tomatoes as possible.
Peter is a classically trained bassist who came to computer programming late in life but has found a way to combine his old interest in music with his new interest of computers at Reverb. He comes from Minnesota, but he moved to Chicago for the weather, the excellent music, and the great start-up scene.
Brian is known for many things: flowing locks, sweaty stage presence, and what might be the most extensive velvet painting collection this side of the Mississippi. Brian got his start in luxury hotel operations. At the same time, he has been playing blast beats and inspiring punks to mosh in dingy venues from Tampa to Tokyo with his band Weekend Nachos. He is pleased to have found a place where his passions of music and working with people intersect.
Programming is the latest avenue for Tam to articulate a love of language and of problem-solving. Her hobbies include killing it at ping pong and dreaming of the code Nabokov would have written. She also likes death and prog metal.
Director of International Strategy
A Chicago native, with long stints in NYC, London, San Francisco and Denver, Kevin is responsible for driving Reverb’s growth internationally. A lifelong musician, Kevin went to college on a jazz guitar scholarship and spent time recording and touring with indie-rock, country and jazz outfits. Kevin started working in international A&R for major record labels before building the international department of a prominent indie label then founding his own record company focused on international licensing. After receiving his MBA he spent time as a growth strategy consultant for global media and technology firms. Working at Reverb is the perfect blend of Kevin’s international experience with obsessive passion for vintage gear.
Our first multicultural and international team member, Tibor is originally from Indonesia and travelled 10,000 miles away in order to pursue an education, experience a new culture and gain valuable perspectives that will no doubt help him improve both personally as well as professionally. He aims to live out his dreams of becoming a musician while still being able to maintain a career, and thanks to Reverb he is now half way there! His deep passion for music and all things gear brought him to our doorstep where he now is an E-Commerce Specialist.
A Chicago native, Daniel is a trained, working, and accomplished, singer, songwriter, voice actor, and improviser. Leaving an 8 year long career in the legal field, pursuing all of the above on the side, Daniel's excitement to merge his creative pursuits with his day to day is what brought him to Reverb. Catch him on Chat, on the phones, in the studio, or at a show!
With a resume that includes pyrotechnician, neuroscientist, art-rocker, and web developer, Tyler has worn many hats. A recent Chicago transplant, you may find him “researching” local breweries, patrolling Craigslist for bandmates, and coding what makes Reverb tick. Drawing from his diverse background, Tyler brings energy and creative thinking to the Reverb dev team.
International Outreach Specialist
Raised in Minneapolis, Rachel brings the Minnesota Nice to Reverb. A musician since an early age, Rachel came to Northwestern for the Jewish a cappella and stayed in Chicago for the musical improv. When she's not helping you with your Reverb sales, she can be heard making up music for sketch shows, singing "meow" instead of real words, or speaking French at the Alliance Francaise. Ask her about that time she worked at Disney World if you're looking for stories -- horror or otherwise.
A bit of a late bloomer but craving knowledge, Jess bit the bullet and dove in head first, picking up piano, guitar, and even bass for an all-girl punk band. After graduating from Northwestern University and dabbling in music publishing, she relocated from her home in Connecticut to Chicago with no qualms save for the weather (these winters can be brutal, right?) and found a place at Reverb where she can combine word-play, music, and the potential to learn.
John is a Chicago native; a lover of hot dogs, vinyl records and soda. Over the last ten years John has played bass in numerous bands around the Chicago area, all the while cultivating a career in film and video production. Now at Reverb, John plans to mix and meld these two passions to create video content that is both entertaining and enlightening.
Sawyer recently made his way down to Chicago from his hometown of Madison, WI. A long-time lover of all things music and design, he gets to combine his two biggest passions as a Graphic Designer for Reverb. When not at the office, he spends his free time shredding out riffs with gratuitous amounts of distortion, going to metal shows at crusty bars, and training with his herding dog, Gibson the Explorer.
A native Chicagoan, Evan has been a consistent presence in the local and regional songwriting scene since he was a skinny teenager singing Neil Young covers at the Old Town School of Folk Music. Evan's band Exit Ghost has released two full-length albums, enjoying solid reviews regionally and nationally, but mostly he's just happy to be part of such great musical company in his hometown. Evan's second love (aside, of course, from his beautiful and insightful wife) is bicycles. A veteran bike shop employee, he loves the simple elegance of a bicycle working just the way it's meant to. Every year, he fearlessly attempts to bike-commute through the winter, and this just might be the year he succeeds.
A Chicago-area native, Neal spent a decent amount of time of his youth realizing that he wasn’t particularly good at sports. A drummer since “little dude times", he turned to composition and contemporary classical music performance (usually involving laptops, tapes or guitars), earning a BM in Composition from New England Conservatory. After realizing that he’d much rather be back in the midwest, he returned and collected an MFA in Sound from SAIC. When not working with the Customer Engagement team, he’s often making sounds with other people, searching for records or taking pictures of sausage. His gear interests include Ludwig drums, Traynor TS-series amps, and tape machines.
A Chicago native and an SAIC grad, Chris has been playing and performing music since an early age, studying at the Old Town School of Folk Music and performing in bands throughout the city. Chris recently returned to Chicago after two years in New York City where he recorded a space-rock album in his apartment and wrote for an art news website. After some time pitching and writing blogs for the Reverb Tank, Chris joined Reverb full-time on the Customer Engagement team.
Nick joined the Reverb team in 2015 to help advance digital marketing efforts. After graduating from Columbia College Chicago in 2013, he moved out to Santa Cruz, CA to record in a local studio. While out west, he became obsessed with startup and early-stage company development. He was thrilled to find an opportunity that combines these passions! In his free time, he is an avid sports fan, especially baseball. This is the year of the Cubbies!
Brian’s heart beats strongest for all things guitar, soccer, and travel. He’s been playing guitar in original bands from an early age, and has recently warmed up to cover bands. He’s our first Spanish speaking customer engagement member, has a degree in marketing, plus a background working with international clientele.
Cooper grew up in Columbia, MO surrounded by avant-garde noise rock weirdos. After discovering at an early age that he wasn’t a good enough drummer to follow in the progressive footsteps of his idols, he reeled it in and found a passion for good ol' fashioned rock and roll which he still continues to crank out (with gusto!) with his band Cellrs here in Chicago. When he’s not busy discovering the hook of the century, you can find him waiting to answer any questions you could ever possibly have about buying and selling on Reverb.
Raised in the South, Phil comes to reverb with a background in the music industry and customer service. Since he was in grade school, he has played the trumpet, drums, and piano. However, in middle school he found his calling for the guitar, and has been playing ever since. His interest in customer service and music are brought together perfectly here at reverb. When he is not at work, you can find him hunting for the next best craft beer or honing in on his pool skills.
Marketing Campaign Manager
A Chicago native and lifelong music fan, Jon is joining Reverb with eight years of experience in ecommerce and advocacy. This is his first step into the startup world, and he’s looking forward to helping make Reverb the place to be for musicians. He’s been playing bass since junior high, and when he’s not building out marketing and engagement campaigns, you’ll find Jon playing music with friends, gaming, checking out local breweries, or posting pictures of his cat to social media.
Lover of all things weird, Crawford was born and raised in Fairbanks, AK, spent a good chunk of time in Colorado, and only recently moved to Chicago in search of a new life within the immersive music scene as offered by the Windy City. With an obsession for outsider/experimental arts culture and a long history of jazz, rock, orchestral, and experimental drums and percussion, Crawford has used his skills to tour the country in bands, write and edit for a number of websites, book shows, and advocate for the experimental music culture in his community. He also co-created GOLDRUSH Music Festival in Denver, which has hosted artists from around the world.
Erik first put his development chops to work in high school, building a website that covered the South Florida music scene. Since he's worked as a municipal development advisor for the Peace Corps, a part-time coffee trader, and as a software developer here in Chicago. The last time he played for a crowd he covered Marcy's Playground in a small Guatemalan border town. It was a hit.
Director of Talent
As a Florida native and avid concert goer, Gina decided the music scene in Chicago would make winters worth it, so she traded flip flops for snow boots. Growing up, she pursued art, dance and piano lessons, and she’s still in search of new, creative outlets. Gina brings a strong background in tech recruiting to Reverb, but beyond just finding those purple squirrels, she develops strategy and process around all things talent-related. When she’s not stalking talent for the Reverb team, she is getting her hands dirty with paint and charcoal, checking out a new band or hanging out with her dog-like cat, Stella.
Mike is a native of Vermont who also lived in Boston and San Diego for several years before moving to Chicago in 2015. While attending the University of Vermont to study computer science, Mike spent most of his free time learning how to DJ and hosted a weekly live mixed hip-hop show on the college’s radio station. Since graduating from college Mike still DJ’s as a hobby and has transitioned to creating his own music from sampling records and playing synths. He has developed software for music-related tech companies for over 7 years and is excited to continue combining his lifelong interests while working for Reverb!
This native New Yorker came to Chicago after an 8-year run in Boston...and after he grew tired of his Chicago friends begging him to move to the "middle coast". Something of a veteran of the studio and pro audio business, Sean brings a nearly-annoying microphone obsession, an innate passion for writing, and a hefty dose of attention to detail to the Reverb team. When he's not at the office chipping away at a new Reverb Tank post, you can find Sean reading the New York Times, giving his piano a seasonal tuning, or writing and recording pseudo-R&B albums by himself.
Nick has been playing guitar in the doom band Bongripper for over a decade. Also he does sound design with synthesizers, drum machines and contact mics through cheap distortion pedals. He believes there can never be enough low end nor enough sequenced synth.
Hailing from Northeastern Ohio and a die hard Cleveland Browns fan, Evan just moved to the Chicago area in 2015. He has been playing drums for over 15 years and is an enthusiast of all things percussion. Starting his music career playing with WGI and DCA drum lines, eventually ending up playing with local bands in Ohio; Evan is ready to witness the vast music scene of Chicago.
Infatuated with music from an early age, Matt drew inspiration musically from his father’s stories about playing in a touring band, and grew up on a steady diet of classic rock and jam bands. Once his family got their first household computer, there was an endless amount of music at his fingertips, which fueled his passion for music, and ultimately shaped who he is today. Having graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a Music Business Management degree in 2013, Matt has since been solidifying his place in the Chicago music scene, and currently plays bass in a band with two friends who’ve inspired him beyond what he had ever thought was possible. Matt’s favorite food is “bacon-wrapped (insert anything here)”, and in his free time you can find him supporting local artists at venues around town.
Chris moved to the Chicagoland area as a teenager, where he was able to enjoy The Who in concert, his first show, and has been an avid concert goer and music listener ever since. After working in inventory management and fraud prevention, Chris has entered the Operations Analyst role at Reverb, helping the team ensure that your transactions are safe and secure. While Chris doesn't play music regularly, he likes making noise on the drums when he has free time and and empty house.
Country girl turned city girl, Lauren Tolliver was born and raised in Southern Illinois and now a 9 year Chicagoan. Lauren and her twin brother moved to the city together in 2007 after graduating from SIU Carbondale. A heavy duty lover of live music and what goes on behind the scenes. Lauren brings a strong background in artist relations and account management and spent the last 6 years selling tour management software (Master Tour) for Eventric. Lauren recently started acoustic guitar lessons in hopes to one day play in the Reverb office band.
After packing up her car one hot summer day and hitting the road Amanda left behind the Philadelphia suburbs and made her home here in Chicago. As a trained anthropologist and graduate of DePaul University expect good conversation, thoughtful glances and plenty of problem solving. During the cold winter months you can find her hibernating with a book, a cup of tea and her poodle Holly. Amanda is here to use her sales management experience to organize and keep the peace in the Reverb office.
With an MFA in the highly coveted field of Musical Theatre Writing, Sebastian is happy to call Chicago home after a 7 year stint in New York City. As a trained composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, he's spent his entire life filling in for various bands for various gigs at various moments of notice, but, truly, he's only ever had one musical wish: to play bass in a ska band. Originally from Miami, he's happy to remind you that he's Cuban, cooks awesome food, and dear God why does it have to get so cold here for so long and how the hell do you midwesterners do it?
Born and raised in Chicago (which really means the suburbs), Jamie fell in love with music at an early age. For her 8th birthday, she begged for a guitar and music lessons and the rest is history. Jamie went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she got her degree in Recreation, Sport and Tourism. After working in the live entertainment industry for a few years post-college, she found her new home at Reverb.
Musical from a very young age, Adam found his percussive calling at age 8 after seeing a picture of Ringo Starr on the back of a Beatles record. From then on, his obsession with the minutiae of drum has gear dominated his life. Since graduating with a B.A. in Music Business, Adam has gigged with area jazz, pop and metal groups, and worked as a freelance live sound engineer. Lover of all things heavy, Adam's Iron Maiden t-shirt collection currently hovers around 20. When not poring over gear on the web, he can often be found practicing on his custom late-80s Sonor Phonic Plus drum kit.
A Twin Cities native, Tyler earned his BA in economics from Swarthmore College before working as a research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board. Since then, he's spent his time in analytics roles at tech companies. He loves exploring web and mobile data, modeling user interactions, and building products that leverage data in meaningful ways.
Tyler is a drummer and music producer who makes up one half of the Chicago electronic music duo Inverse Universe. He grew up in the western suburbs where most of his time was spent skateboarding and playing in terrible punk bands. Tyler traded working in a library surrounded by books for working at Reverb surrounded by music. His musical taste can be traced back to his parents record collection as well as Tony Hawks Pro Skater and 411VM soundtracks. During his off time you might find him at the record store digging, programming drum racks in Ableton or spinning fire.
Brett has been performing, touring and releasing experimental / electronic music both solo and in many other projects including legendary industrial act ONO for over a decade in Chicago. Using almost exclusively modular synthesizers, Brett has over a dozen releases under his own name and is now currently records and releases for the Viennese label Editions Mego. He has written and performed the original scores for 5 films and performed everywhere from the Whitney Museum Of Art to scummy basements across the country and everything in between.
Born and raised in Nashville, TN, music has always been an integral part of Cooper’s personality. He has taught music to budding musicians at summer camp, played guitar in a touring punk band, and conducted original scores for theater productions. Since moving to Chicago in 2011, he has honed his skills as a vinyl DJ and and is the guitarist for local hip hop artist, Dan Kanvis. With his thirteen years of experience playing music, he is here to troubleshoot, talk gear, and offer any advice you may need. Cooper is stoked to be a part of the Reverb family!
A Montana-native, Jonathan abandoned beautiful, open landscapes and came to Chicago in 2014. A bass player since his tweens, he continues to build his knowledge of as many aspects of music as possible; be it studio work, gigging out, or teaching a curious beginner how to play bass. With customer service experiences from a variety of venues ranging from guitar shops to organic micro-grocers, he understands what Reverb users might be going through, and is here for them. Outside of the music realm, Jonathan will talk your ear off about cycling, running, rock-climbing, nutrition, and couch-potatoing while viewing the hot television series of the week (because balance is important).
From the day he fully understood the importance of the 58' Les Paul sitting under his dad's bed, Jon was inevitably destined to become a true music gear obsessive. That obsession, combined with an extensive customer service background, is what led him to Reverb. From supporting himself in college by playing in a sweet 90s cover band, to building his own tube amps, he learns everything possible about every piece of equipment he can get his hands on. Jon knows how great it feels when you find that perfect piece of gear, and he can't wait to help you find yours.
Sales & Outreach Specialist
The year was 1994 and Dan had fully come into musical cognition. It was the same year that brought us Soundgarden’s Superunknown, Green Day’s Dookie, Weezer’s Blue, and Offpring’s Smash. Since his time an alternatively facing five yead-old, Dan has continued to develop a passion for music creation over the years having played in a few bands of his own. While working in New Orleans, Dan had an opportunity to cultivate a relationship with music preservation while working along side many local acts. Dan looks to bring his vivacious and passionate musical-attitude to the business development team at Reverb and continue advocating for all the good music and gear centric people out there.
Business Development Specialist
A Chicago area native, Jon was immersed in the world of gear from an early age. His first guitar was custom built by his father, a luthier, for his seventh birthday, and he's been obsessed ever since. Jon has spent the past decade self-employed building various music related businesses in concert promotion, music lessons, and instrument retail. He currently owns Evolution Music, a buy/sell/trade used gear business with two Chicagoland locations. Throughout his life, he has been fascinated by al things tech, learning to program apps that assisted him in his various entrepreneurial endeavors. Jon is excited to put his entrepreneurial spirit and diverse skill set to work helping other stores realize the benefits of selling on Reverb.com
Social Media Specialist
Pierce spent the bulk of his childhood living in South America, where he discovered music was a much easier language to learn than Spanish. He began drumming at the tender age of 13 and hasn’t stopped since. He joined Reverb from GrubHub, where he spent three years working on their social team. When he isn’t trying to find the next best cat .gif, or defending Ringo’s drumming, you’ll find him recording and playing in his band Divino Niño.
Junior iOS Developer
As an emo/pop-punk enthusiast, Jen has spent the last four years in Chicago, the city that’s home to many of her favorite bands. She has a degree in Meteorology (think weather not space), a love for learning how and why things work, and a newfound obsession with iOS development. Originally from Colorado, she spends most of her free time knitting, spinning yarn, lusting after nature, drumming in Tea Tsunami, and being awesome. Ask her about her coding origin story.
Director of Digital
Justin is designing a digital music starship powered by data, engineering, and art. He joins the Reverb team after the sale of the pioneering Internet of Things business he co-founded and built with his best friends. Justin is a Michigan man, raised in the North and schooled in Ann Arbor- where his band rocked the most house parties. Justin's brief gig as a cheese marketer taught him to listen, keep it simple, and challenge the system. Justin plays lefty guitar, is learning piano, and studies step-sequenced sensory synthesis. He produces the audio and visuals for his darkwave band Replicant, playing with his favorite artist and his bold and only brother. Justin is inspired by his craftsman father, supported by his loving mother, and made possible by his partner and soon-to-be wife.
International Marketing Manager
A multi-instrumentalist recording music in his Chicago apartment, Mark brings his passion for variety and exploration to both his music and his work. An avid traveler, Mark has explored everywhere from Boston to Bangkok, Morocco to Mexico and beyond. When not working on music, Mark can be found rock climbing, biking, hiking, or jogging along the Chicago lakefront listening to his favorite motorik-inspired krautrock playlist.
Mostly raised in Arizona, Aaron came to Chicago in 2005 for school and has never left. He taught himself programming on his first job and has been doing it ever since, reaching high levels of nerddom in the meantime. He plays a fair amount of bass guitar with friends, usually punk and hard rock, but his personal passion is classical composition. He also teaches aikido in the western suburbs and enjoys competitive power lifting.
Senior Software Engineer
An East Coast transplant, Geoff moved west to Chicago in 2011. Since then, he spent time honing his skills at web development until he joined Reverb in 2016, despite his lack of any musical background; hopefully he'll pick up an instrument so he can fit in. Otherwise, he's a big basketball fan and likes to play chess, even though he's not very good.
Video Production Coordinator
Jim comes to the Reverb video team as a Wisconsin native and lover of music, comedy, radio and film. His father introduced him to music by exclusively playing Dick’s Picks - Grateful Dead concert albums in the family Buick (and once a month or so, Leonard Cohen). In order to impress girls and work through some things, Jim learned guitar in high school and continues to play today for similar reasons. He moved to Chicago to learn improv, and continues to participate in the Chicago comedy scene by performing and designing sound for shows at comedy institutions. Jim strives to blend all of his interests in this position, in order to create powerful video content for Reverb.
As a ripe youngin, Carly threw herself into music by jumping behind the drum kit in a high school punk band that favored KISS covers, anything Ramones, and fast renditions of Beach Boys tunes. She picked up bass a year later and from there has gotten into sound engineering and pedal modding as a result of her affinity for tinkering with things she has no business tinkering with. She brings this knowledge, a deep-rooted love of '60s Japanese bass guitars, and an insatiable love of music to the Content Team at Reverb. You can generally catch her irresponsibly growing her record and gear collection, going to shows, and playing music.
Senior Software Developer
Jeff is a saxophone, jazz, and technology enthusiast. He’s also enthusiastic about guitar but you’d never know it if you heard him play. He’s excited to help build an amazing community for other musicians. You can find him playing in divey Chicago bars with his band Suited and Booted.
Growing up in the Northwest suburbs, Maggie developed an interest in music at an early age, when her brother first had her listen to Master of Puppets at the age of 7. After picking up bass guitar in high school, she went on to play in various hard rock and heavy metal bands in the Chicagoland area. Following completion of her Music Business degree, she set out to move her life to the city of Chicago. Recently, her music taste has shifted to include more pop-punk, emo, and 90s pop artists. When not at work, Maggie can most likely be found yelling at video games, watching cat videos, or attending live shows.
Nate is a subarbanite that fell in love with audio engineering and playing guitar during his teen years. After receiving a degree from Butler University in Recording Industry Studies, he moved back to Chicago and began to slowly build up a gnarly home studio. He quickly picked up troubleshooting and customer service in the tech world and is super stoked to bring his passion for all things audio to Reverb. When he isn't "fixing it in the mix", he is serenading his cats with sick riffs or trying out new craft beers.
Mallory hails from Wisconsin, and approaches the universe with the Midwestern kindness and cheese (badum-tsss) that you’d expect from such an upbringing. She’s been a Chicago citizen for over 10 years, and has accumulated years and years of customer support experience before finally finding her happy place on the team at Reverb. She is a music lover, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and performer whose primary goal in life is to master the theremin. Outside of nerding out about music and helping people buy and sell gear, Mallory digs baking, terrible puns, and being a true crossword puzzle genius.
Born and raised in Chicago, Will regularly attends and creates music in the city's finest experimental music venues, dive bars, and partially flooded basements. Before joining Reverb's Customer Engagement team, Will worked as a public relations specialist for companies in the life sciences and legal fields. Initially a guitarist, he now hopelessly devotes his time to learning and collecting an ever-growing stack of synthesizers and drum machines.
Theron is a modular synthesizer enthusiast, guitarist, baseball fanatic, and web developer. He is originally from a tiny town in South Dakota, but has called Chicago home for more than 15 years. He ocassionally performs solo experimental synth shows, and plays bass in a Misfits cover band.
Paul moved to the US in 2008 from the Dominican Republic with wish in one hand and a Strat in the other. After a few years of living and touring from Florida, he and his band La Armada moved to Chicago. Since then they have been submerged in the city’s thriving music scene. from where they have toured extensively. His search for a cool and challenging work environment brings him to Reverb, where he looks to use his love of gear, music and tech to help people.
As a native of the northwest suburbs, Neal is returning to the homeland after a four year stint in southern California. After receiving a B.A. in music business from Western Illinois he has explored expert sandwich making, Japanese marching band instructing, ski lift operating, and backpack outfitting. While taking a break from the glorious fish tacos, unshaded hiking trails, and sketchy mountain biking trails, he worked in the band and orchestra marketing division at Yamaha Corporate,managed a retail music store, and taught music thru the El Sistema movement. As a multi instrumentalist with strong roots in trumpet, guitar, and keys, Neal is very excited to be joining the Customer Experience team at Reverb.
One week after graduating from the University of Minnesota, Jasmine moved to the Windy City of Chicago to look for an opportunity to work in the music scene. Her passion for music began at an early age when her dad taught his 1 year old daughter how to head bang to one of his favorite bands, Metallica. Ever since then music has been a part of Jasmine’s lifestyle and she quickly became eager to find her place in the music scene. Living here for only 2 years, she has already made moves with her “spunky” personality by joining the Reverb team in 2016. When she's not working, she is usually eating food, napping, or is attending a concert with her buddies.
PR & Communications Manager
Heather hails from middle-of-nowhere northwest Ohio, where she spent her days hijacking her dad’s turntable, begging her mom to let her hitch a ride to what she was sure would be Phish’s last concert and aggressively emailing the editor-in-chief of jamband magazine, Relix (He eventually gave in and let her be an intern.) After a short stint as the assistant to Bob Weir’s manager and a college student at Ohio University, Heather spent the first part of her career building PR and social media programs for tech companies and startups. When she’s not telling Reverb’s story,she’s planning her next international adventure or begging someone in the office to help her master a new Jack White song on the guitar.
Seller Engagement Manager
A native of the Chicagoland area, Mark has had a lifelong passion for music, having picked up his first guitar at the age of 10 and starting his first punk band shortly thereafter. After earning his MBA and working several years at an information technology solutions provider, Mark joined Reverb as part of its outreach team. When not engaging dealers, Mark can be found performing with his band at venues all over the city.
Product Designer - Reverb Lessons
Sam is a designer and developer originally from Minneapolis. He recently moved to Chicago and has been enjoying the seemingly never-ending list of things to do around town. When not working, Sam is usually spending time with his friends, going to concerts, discovering new breweries, riding his bicycle or tinkering with some sort of gadget. Sam's not a musician, but can play a few chords on the guitar. He's hoping Reverb will motivate him to learn a few more.
Director of Product Management
Aaron spent hours in high school teaching himself to make websites, but it wasn’t until after spending most of his 20s working in restaurants and playing in bands, that Aaron had his “A-Ha” moment (no, not the band)… He realized he could earn a living building enjoyable digital experiences, and has been focused on it for the last 10 years. Prior to Reverb, Aaron spent 5 years at Grubhub where he lead a product design team and was the Director or Operations Program Management. Apart music and product design, Aaron loves eating and drinking with his wife, dog (Chewbacca) and two cats (Cobra Commander and Serpentor).
Senior Product Designer
A Florida native, Cameron uprooted and moved to Chicago to join the Reverb team after 6 years on the beach working in a design & development agency. He switched from development to design roughly a decade ago, and uses his Swiss-army background to preach the value of beautiful user experiences to developers, designers and users alike. Cameron has been playing the violin since the age of 3, and has since expanded his musical activities into guitar, bass, and just enough drums to be loud.
Territory Manager - France
Born and raised in France, Manuel lives in Paris. With a strong background in both eCommerce and Music industry, Manuel is responsible for bringing reverb’s experience to french musicians. Working at Reverb is for him the perfect match between his love for music and his entrepreneurial spirit. Manuel also plays bass guitar with friends, usually hip hop and jazz.
Territory Manager - UK
Hailing from Glasgow in Scotland Iain joined the Reverb team in 2016 as UK territory Manager. With a background in music retail in the UK he has been playing music and selling musical gear from a young age.When he’s not obsessively hunting down vintage basses he’s spending his time walking his new dog and teaching himself piano.
Territory Manager - Australia
Born and raised in Australia, and presently based in Melbourne, Nick has been heavily involved in the both the music industry and the world of musical equipment for more than half his life. He has played both guitar and bass in numerous bands, presently including Chores and half/cut. Professionally, he has enjoyed a lengthy career in the corporate sector, specializing in channel building and customer service. He started with Reverb in early 2016, working in outreach, before commencing as the Australian Territory Manager. He is passionate about aluminum-neck instruments, delay pedals, coffee, and dogs.
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