Elevate Fan Engagement and Monetize Your Influence

Welcome to NextFan, where the power of connection meets the excitement of unique fan experiences. Our platform is a bridge between creators and their fans, providing a dynamic space to cultivate communities and offer unparalleled interactions.

Backed by a team with extensive experience in technology, sports and entertainment, NextFan is dedicated to empowering creators to build thriving fan communities and offer one-of-a-kind experiences in a seamless environment.

A Unified Approach

Whether you're a musician, athlete, comedian, youth sports team, or any entity with a devoted fan base, NextFan harmonizes fan engagement, monetization and community building. Our platform showcases a spectrum of experiences, from digital content to tangible merchandise, tailored to excite your fans and enhance your revenue.

Start Your Journey with NextFan

Step into a realm where your influence is magnified, and fan engagement takes center stage. Join NextFan today and embark on a journey to forge meaningful connections, amplify your brand, and generate revenue in a novel and captivating manner.

Meet our team

We’re a dynamic group of individuals who are passionate about what we do and dedicated to delivering the best results for our clients.

  • Mark Roah

    Co-Founder & CEO

    My lifelong passion for technology entrepreneurship and fan engagement has driven me to establish NextFan. With over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur, patented tech inventor, and marketing innovator, I have dedicated myself to developing efficient and scalable technology-based ventures.

  • Alex Valenti


    Forbes 30 under 30 honoree in the music industry Billboard 2022 executive to watch list A successful founder who sold her previous company to LiveNation. Previously worked for Katy Perry & SZA

  • Matthew Starkey

    Co-Founder & Lead Software Engineer

    Born in 1984 in Johannesburg, and currently living in Durban, South Africa, I started making websites when I was 15, and have since progressed through various Senior Software Development roles over the last 15 years of my professional career. My free time is spent surfing and exploring my country on the back of a motorcycle.

  • Jason Butcher

    Co-Founder, EVP, and Athlete Relations

    Having excelled as a standout pitcher for the Dodgers Organization, Jason now leverages his strategic thinking and disciplined approach in the corporate arena. This seamless transition amplifies his ability to drive transformative results within a dynamic company setting.

  • Paetin Nelson

    Software Developer

    Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, I attended the University of Redlands, where I played soccer for the Men's team and studied Computer Science. I enjoy making innovative tools that impact people and their lives.

  • Andrew Besl

    Creative Analyst

    Immersed in Nashville's diverse music scene, I've become a dedicated creative collaborator. Through NextFan, my passion for music comes alive by uplifting fellow artists. My mission is connecting with musicians, deeply understanding their needs, and translating that understanding into impactful collaborations.

  • jessica Lemire

    Music Industry Business Development

    I am a singer-songwriter/producer based in Orange County, California. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Professional Music in Spring 2022. My deep love for music and experience in the industry has made me very passionate about helping other artists find sustainable success in their careers. When I’m not making music, you can find me experimenting with different mediums of art, from painting to graphic design to rug making. I love creating!

Board of Advisors

  • Steve Shikiya

    Hollywood veteran currently the President of Imagine Entertainment, previously at Disney and 20th Century FOX.

  • Matt Goldman

    Director of Marketing at RCA Records, where he has showcased his skills in sales, client relations, and project management. Previously, he held roles such as Director of Dance/Electronic Music at Capitol Records and Label Manager at Musical Freedom, demonstrating his expertise in marketing strategy, content management, and product development. With a strong background in artist management at Red Light Management, Matt brings a wealth of skills to the table that contribute to his success in the industry.

  • Matt Reis

    Former UCLA Bruin national champion. Reis played 16 years in the MLS, primarily for the New England Revolution, then coached the USA National Team.

  • Nicole Reis

    Former UCLA Bruin softball national champion and professional US softball player.

  • Denny Hocking

    Played 13 years in the MLB, mainly for the Minnesota Twins and currently manages the U18 USA Baseball team.

  • Bryan Bakke

    Bryan Bakke brings 10 years of industry experience within the music, entertainment, live touring, marketing and tech spaces. Currently, he spearheads strategic partnerships, fosters relationships with platforms, labels and publishers in his current role at a large music tech company. Bryan joins NextFan as a strategic advisor helping in strategy, sales, vision and messaging.

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