David Baird is the founder and CEO of Gigmor, a live music marketplace that connects independent musicians and bands with talent buyers, event planners, venues and individuals who need to hire musicians. As a longtime musician and bandleader, David knows firsthand how difficult it is to find compatible musicians and gigs and is acutely aware of how changes in the industry have impacted traditional revenue sources for artists. Leveraging his expertise, David created Gigmor to improve the process of discovering and booking talent for the live music industry using advanced, yet accessible, technology.
Prior to Gigmor, David built his business skills and technical proficiency as the head of AOL’s ecommerce group where he oversaw business development and product management for the computing, finance, shopping, small business and travel channels, which grew to over $1 billion in annual revenue. After his successful venture at AOL, he founded a digital agency, Troubadour Digital Media, where he worked with notable clients including music legend David Foster and “Iron Chef” star Cat Cora.
David holds a BA in English from the University of Toronto, an MA from Queen’s University and an MBA from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris.
Tech And Music
This engaging speaker series examines how technology impacts — and will continue to impact — the way we live, work, and play.