Founder & Principal Josie Roman is a Journalist, Computer Engineer, Serial Entrepreneur, with a career expanding over 20 years across Entertainment, Technology, Real Estate and Finance, including operational and business advisor for numerous technology companies. She brings extensive knowledge in project management, business mapping process, marketing strategies, customer service, and new product development. Ms Roman provides tactical and strategic knowledge in how organizations can leverage technology and marketing to deliver an enhanced customer experience, building engagement while achieving business goals.
Former radio & TV host and producer, Ms. Roman worked for European entertainment giant Canal +, she has a degree in Film and Communications from prestigious Universidad Complutense in Madrid. Ms. Roman has a Graduate Certificate in Computing Engineering from London Metropolitan University, where she learned C++, SQL, HTML, Java, System Analysis and Hardware Architecture. At Metropolitan University she was involved in Human Resources and research on Learning and Teaching Technologies, pioneering development of User Experience (UX) research and Online Education in the UK.
Former professional singer & songwriter, she won a National Radio singing & songwriting competition at age 12, competing against several nationally established and recognized artists.
Ms. Roman holds a California Real Estate license, has Media & Publicist credentials and has Securities studies. Her expertise covers areas such as: Business & Marketing Strategies, Investor Relations, Product Development, User Experience (UX), Strategic Partnerships & Joint Ventures, Public Relations, Branding, Social Media, Communications, Project Management, Film & TV production, Film Financing & Marketing. Ms. Roman has thousands of connections within the entertainment, technology, and corporate environments, including celebrities, investment funds and executives at the highest level.
Active in Community, Social Justice and Sustainability issues, Ms Roman is regular collaborator with counless organizations on topics such as violence against women, human rights, income inequality, animal cruelty and climate change, Ms. Roman is an Environmentalist, Transhumanist, Futurist and Social Entrepreneur. She has been involved in hundreds of social, environmental, entertainment and technology events and projects in different capacities. From Event production to Promotion, Sponsorship, PR and Press coverage, these events include OSCAR, GRAMMY, EMMY, SAG, and Golden Globes related affairs and Gifting Suites, as well as multiple A-List Celebrity fundraising galas, technology panels, hackathons, industry Summits and Conferences with international leaders and Fortune 500 CEOs and executives.
She is on the Organizing Committee for the BIL Conference, also know as the "TED Unconference", and a member of the Host Committee for the Green Festivals, which annually brings more than 25,000 Angelinos to learn and discuss sustainability. For over three years, she has organized and hosted the Future Salon LA, which is building partnerships with the World Future Society and the Space Tourism Society. Additionally, Sealight Enterprises and Josie Roman were producing partners for the National Day of Civic Hackathon, which brought some of the largest tech companies in the world together with government and 11,000 hackers in 96 different cities nationwide, 450 of them were Los Angeles. One of the many pieces on this highly publicized event, which was kicked off by just elected LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and co-produced by the i.am.angel Foundation in their Los Angeles location in Boyle Heights, was published by Built in LA.
Ms. Josie Roman has written over 300 articles on Entertainment and Technology events for SeaLight Enterprises BLOG as well as multiple media partners, like Examiner, Hollywod Today and Philanthropy IS. Ms. Roman and the Future Salon have been in the center of press coverage, in various Futuristic and Tech blogs like The School of Athens. She has also been quoted numerous times on Technology and Entertainment topics, by prestigious media outlets like Credibility Insights, and LA Games Conference. Ms. Roman's Sealight Enterprises YouTube channel, SealightTV, has reached 345,000 views and is currently being re-branded.
Sealight Enterprises is a Community Partner for the Burbank Game Hack, hosted by the City of Burbank and Nickelodeon Studios with the participation of NASA-JPL and all the major production studios. Ms. Roman has been a judge and a mentor at many hackathons, including AngelHack, May 17th-18th, 2014 in Los Angeles. She has been a speaker at prestigious Digital Hollywood Conference in LA May 5th-7th, 2014. Business associates, clients and even friends of Ms. Roman say things like: "Not a day goes by without my learning something from Josie Roman" - author Stephen Creagh Uys.
American Idol Allison Iraheta
Actor Tyrese Gibson
TV Personality Nancy O'Dell and makeup artist at pre EMMY event
Actor Quinton Aaron