Our Team

DOUG DAVENPORT | CO-FOUNDERDDATA

Mr. Davenport is a Washington, DC based public affairs professional and business entrepreneur with strong bi-partisan relationships across all levels of federal and state government. His professional career spans over 25years of public policy and political advocacy campaigns both inside and outside The Beltway. Mr. Davenport’s areas of expertise have included: technology, financial services, foreign affairs, gaming, transportation, and intellectual property issues. He has regularly participated as a presidential campaign political commentator with the Wall Street Journal, National Journal, FOX News, and The New York Times.

Additionally, since 2008, Mr. Davenport has launched several new business ventures that leverage his public affairs experience with his love of music, sports, and entertainment. These ventures include an event management and live concert production business that raises funds for military veterans organizations; a 501c4 aimed at increasing voter registration amongst motorsports fans in America; a restaurant and luxury transportation investment group; and a music distribution and placement label.

From 2000 until 2008, Mr. Davenport served as the founding partner of DCI Associates, the government affairs division of DCI Group, one of the largest independently owned public affairs companies in the United States.

In this role, Mr. Davenport provided strategic counsel to corporations and non-profit entities seeking legislative and public affairs solutions on Capitol Hill and within Executive Branch Administrative Agencies. He also helped build and manage a 50 state grassroots network of political and policy experts to execute large scale public policy campaigns on behalf of the firm’s Fortune 500 clients. During his tenure at DCI, Mr. Davenport served as a team leader and member of 2 public affairs award winning technology clients featured by Time Magazine and The Wall Street Journal.

From 1996 until 2000, Mr. Davenport served as Director of Government Relations for GTECH Corporation, the largest manufacturer and supplier of government run lottery systems in more than 80 jurisdictions worldwide.

Mr. Davenport’s responsibilities included the supervision and coordination of all U.S. government affairs activities in 28 states, and oversight and management of GTECH’s Federal legislative activity in Washington, D.C. Additionally, Mr. Davenport represented GTECH in its membership and participation in various political and governmental associations such as the Democrat and Republican Governors’ Associations, Democrat and Republican Congressional Campaign Committees and numerous other political and governmental organizations, across the country. Mr. Davenport also served as the Government Affairs Committee Staff Director, responsible for managing the legal and compliance oversight of GTECH government affairs lobbyists and political contribution programs worldwide.

Mr. Davenport’s public affairs career began in 1992 as a research associate at Black, Manafort, Stone & Kelly (BMSK) public affairs. During his tenure at BMSK, Mr. Davenport supported the firm's public affairs activities on behalf of such clients as Donald Trump, American Airlines, The Revlon Corporation and several countries, abroad. Additionally, Mr. Davenport traveled extensively to Florida and Pennsylvania to run grassroots and referendum campaigns on behalf of the company’s Fortune 100 clients. In 1993-1994, Mr. Davenport served as a Washington, D.C. travel aide to former U.S. President Richard Nixon.

Mr. Davenport holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and History from the University of Vermont. He currently resides in Arlington, VA with his wife, Kelley, and twin children, Keegan and Finnegan.

 
 

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ERIK HUEY | CO-FOUNDER

Since 2009, Erik Huey has served as the Senior Vice President for Government Affairs at the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the trade association representing the business interests of interactive entertainment software publishers and console makers. In this capacity, Erik manages a team of seven employees and fifty outside consulting firms and oversees all federal and state government relations as well as strategic partnerships for the $21 billion U.S. video game industry.

For nearly two decades, Huey has been at the center of high profile and controversial policy debates affecting the technology, media and telecommunications industries, including issues like combating digital theft of copyrighted content, media ownership, expanding broadband deployment, and preserving creative freedom and First Amendment rights.

In recent years, Huey has helped successfully guide the videogame industry through two major challenges by orchestrating the government affairs campaign in support of its historic free speech victory in the Supreme Court, and by developing the strategy and managing the day-to-day response to numerous legislative efforts to restrict the industry’s creative expression and distribution model.

In addition to his direct advocacy work, Huey has been instrumental in developing and launching numerous strategic initiatives and public-private partnerships of importance to ESA and the industry, including:

  • The Congressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-TECH Caucus);
  • The National STEM Video Game Challenge (with the White House and Sesame Workshop);
  • GlassLab (an education software studio in collaboration with Electronic Arts and the MacArthur and Gates Foundations);
  • Project A-Game (a partnership with the California Endowment to teach at-risk youth coding skills); and
  • The Higher Education Video Game Alliance (a consortium of the top university video game design programs, as ranked by the Princeton Review).

Prior to joining ESA, Huey was a partner at Kilpatrick Stockton LLP where he specialized in public policy advocacy for the entertainment, communications, and media sectors. In 2007, his efforts on behalf of clients, including the Screen Actors Guild, Creative Coalition, AFTRA and the Recording Artists Coalition, earned him recognition by The Hollywood Reporter has named him one of the “100 Most Influential Media & Entertainment Lawyers” in its annual “Power Lawyer” issue.

Huey also remains active in the Democratic Party and helped oversee voter mobilization and protection in Western Pennsylvania for the Obama-Biden campaigns and the 2004 Kerry-Edwards campaign. Born outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in Morgantown, West Virginia, Huey graduated with Honors from the University of Miami and received his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Outside of work and politics, Erik pursues two creative passions as a screenwriter and as the lead singer of The Surreal McCoys, his Americana rock band, which recently put out its second, original full-length album and regularly performs live.

 

JONATHPlattAN PLATT | CONSULTANT PARTNER

Jonathan Platt’s 24‐year tenure as a creative entrepreneur in the entertainment industry encompasses running independent record labels, music licensing, film and television music supervision, music publishing, music production and releasing, concert long form production and the acquisition of widely varied entertainment properties.

The Los Angeles native served as an executive and/or producer at various firms throughout the last two decades and founded Hyperdisc Records, a joint‐venture production company/record label with EMI in Japan. Hyperdisc’s 1997 soundtrack to the TV drama “Long Vacation” was Japan’s all‐time best‐selling domestic soundtrack. During this period Platt also started Global Disc Records, which issued a series of Cuban music compilations. During this time, Platt also handled music supervision, album and soundtrack production and distribution for high profile projects such as Californication, Parenthood, Friday Night Lights, Hung and The Backbeats. Platt is also the soundtrack producer and music supervisor for the wildly successful “Saw” trilogy, The Calling and Catacombs. Platt has also worked on the soundtracks for “Rize”; “Damages”; “Cursed”; “Rock School”; “P.S.”; “Eulogy”; and countless other high‐profile productions. As part of Justin Time Productions, Inc., Platt has Executive Produced countless concert and original long form DVD's such as The Warped Tour, Ramones RAW, Graham Parker and The Figgs, Chicago in Chicago, World Baseball Classic DVD’s as well as the Anime Original Soundtrack Album” and DVD for “Galerians: Rion. In addition, Platt founded Jrockrevolution.com, one of the largest Japanese rock websites and online communities outside of Japan. He also was responsible for setting up Image Entertainment Japan with Digital Site, which handled distribution of concert DVD’s in Japan. Jonathan has also established the special markets division for Primary Wave and was CCO for 180 Music which handled 17 exclusive releases for Target including The “Influences” series with Avril Lavigne, Dave Matthews, Joss Stone and Jason Mraz.

Platt has been also responsible for the acquisition of many high profile features in Japan including but not limited to the The Illusionist, Ramen Girl, Repo The Genetic Opera, Marie and Bruce and Catacombs. Currently, Jonathan started Jonathan 2 Productions and his partner Jonathan McHugh formed J2 Music and J2 Media which produced the mobile TV series MLB.com Presents: Japan with Bee TV/NTT Docomo in Japan. J‐2 oversees various labels and artist releases as well as their own J2 Soundtrack Label. J2 Media is producing a new X Japan Documentary and Image Revolution Documentary for 2016 release. This year J2 is planning to launched Cross Colours Music Without Prejudice and Urban Avenue an online streetwear clothing line and online retail store.

IMDB Credits: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4188579/

 

JONATHAN MCHUGH | JonathanMcHughCONSULTANT PARTNER

Jonathan McHugh is an independent producer and music supervisor for J2 Media. He has held high-level Music & Film marketing and A&R positions at Sony, Universal Records, and Warner Brothers Films. McHugh has produced over 20 films & TV shows including the 2nd highest grossing documentary of all time; Justin Bieber's Never Say Never, Brittany Spears' Crossroads, Morgan Spurlock's Sony Classics documentary The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Lionsgate's Repo: The Genetic Opera, Lifetime's Flying By, and Discovery TV's Battleground Earth.

McHugh also co-wrote and produced the Lions Gate feature film Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror starring Jason Alexander. Recently he co-produced the Susan Sarandon film Ping Pong Summer and is currently producing three documentaries including Janis: Little Girl Blue with award winning producer Alex Gibney and Academy Award nominated director Amy Berg & Cosplay Universe.

McHugh has directed music videos for artists like Ivan Neville, John Payne, Alan Parsons and is making his directorial debut on the documentary film "Rebirth" about the social impact of legendary urban street wear clothing brand Cross Colours.

McHugh has music supervised over 50 feature films including recently the Pantelion/Lionsgate film "Spare Parts" starring George Lopez and Marisa Tomei, “Space Station 76”, the Peter Jackson produced documentary “West of Memphis,” The Polish Brothers film “Hot Bot,” and the Lionsgate comedy “Sundown.”

As Vice President of Soundtracks at New Line Cinema McHugh co‐produced many platinum & gold soundtracks such as “The Wedding Singer”, “Boogie Nights,” “Rush Hour,” “Austin Powers”, “Blade” “Mortal Combat 2”, “Love Jones,” and “Money Talks. ”

McHugh is PGA member and the secretary and founding member of the Guild of Music
Supervisors.

IMDB Credits: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0570462/#Producer