Board of Directors
Cecil Bond Kyte
Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Kyte has served as the Company's Chief Financial Officer since October 2016 and Chairman of the Company's board of directors since December 2015. From 2007 to 2013, Mr. Kyte served as CEO and Chairman of Save The World, Inc., a California based publicly traded energy technology company. Under his stewardship, that company grew from roughly $10 million in market capitalization in 2007 to an excess of $350 million by 2013 and accessed roughly $40 million in equity based capital. Additionally, having been a pilot for 30 years Mr. Kyte has served as an airline captain and flight instructor whom is recognized and included in the prestigious FAA Airmen Certification database. This database recognizes pilots who have met or exceeded the high educational, licensing and medical standards established by the Federal Aviation Administration. Mr. Kyte also hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting from CSULB.
President and Director
Mr. Sabec is a cofounder of Rightscorp Delaware and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since January 2011. Mr. Sabec was previously CEO of the Jerry Garcia Estate LLC from 2002 to 2006. In addition, he managed multiplatinum Hanson, helped launch Dave Matthews Band and licensed major label catalogues for online distribution. Mr. Sabec's experience as Rightscorp Delaware's founder and chief executive officer qualifies him to serve on the Company's board of directors. Mr. Sabec is an experienced entertainment industry executive, entrepreneur and attorney with more than 25 years of business management experience, 21 years of global entertainment industry experience, and 15 years digital media experience. He is well established in the domestic and international entertainment communities, having traveled and conducted business in 30 countries on 5 continents. He has over 25 years P&L responsibility.
From 2002 to 2006, he was the Chief Executive Officer & Manager of Jerry Garcia Estate LLC., San Rafael, CA. He managed the intellectual property assets of the late Grateful Dead guitarist including music, art, and image. He was fully responsible for creating company vision, strategic planning, budgeting, and human resources. Mr. Sabec built and managed a team that increased revenues for the company by more than 600% over a twoyear period. He developed an online and digital presence for the brand with jerrygarcia.com, which featured an online store selling music, art, and merchandise directly to consumers resulting in much greater revenues over traditional retail sales. He was responsible for the LLC's negotiation and implementation of multimillion-dollar licensing agreements with Warner Bros. Records, Orian Rugs, and the Clos du Bois Winery, a division of Jim Beam Brands. He oversaw and built upon the LLC's licensing partnerships with Mulberry Neckwear and Unilever's Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. He launched the J. Garcia art program including limited edition lithographic series and a nationwide gallery tour. He copublished an acclaimed coffee table book published by Palace Press and Insight Editions.
From 1994 to 2002, he was the Chief Executive Officer & Founder of Triune Music Group, Ltd., Los Angeles, CA. At Triune, he was the manager responsible for discovering the recording group Hanson. He developed the Hanson brothers into a musically credible band and a commercially viable brand. In 1997, he signed the act to Mercury Records, a division of Universal Music. He sourced, negotiated, and closed major agreements throughout the world including recording, publishing, licensing, merchandising, talent agency, touring, film, television, home video, literary, and internet agreements. He initiated a focused, creative marketing campaign for artistic image development and worldwide brand management. Under his management, Hanson earned a No. 1 single in the U.S. and 26 other countries, was nominated for three Grammy Awards, and sold over 15 million records and videos worldwide. He launched hansonline.com, the 20th most visited site on the Internet in 1998, averaging over 30 million hits per month. He launched hanson.net, a second, subscription only website where fans could access premium content and other incentives. He managed the routing, booking, and execution of 2 world tours in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He was a coproducer of a critically acclaimed music video with Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting) & an ABC network special with Dick Clark Productions. He was executive producer of a DirecTV television special and negotiated literary agreement with Virgin Publishing and Billboard Books for an international bestseller.
From 1992 to 1996 he was a Law Associate at McGuire Woods, LLP in Richmond, VA where he represented the singer/songwriter Dave Matthews.
Mr. Sabec has lectured at Stanford University and UCBerkeley Law Schools. Mr. Sabec has participated in 7 South by Southwest Music Conferences, 7 MIDEM Publishing Conferences, 3 Sundance Film Festivals, and 2 Cannes Film Festivals. In 1992, he received a Juris Doctor (cum laude) from University of Georgia School of Law and in 1988, received a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Mr. Sabec is a member of the California Bar Association.