Our co-founders bring unrivalled industry expertise to address the music industry's challenges and inspire the next generation of creative talent, ensuring fairness for all.
MICHAEL FORSTER - CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Michael has been working in the entertainment industry for over 30 years and successfully running companies from the age of 26. Cutting his teeth early as a stagehand and then progressing into artist management, Michael has managed a diverse array of artists with global sales of over £40 million, giving him unrivalled industry experience. Having worked with artists all his life, Michael knows firsthand that artists are the heart and soul of the music industry. Using the power of technology, he built GigPig to give the venues a new way to access the artist market in a fairer and equitable way for all.
ANDREW GARNER - CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER
Andrew studied music at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, achieving his Bachelor of Music in 2004 and a Master of Music in 2005. He also spent a year studying music at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Andrew’s passion has always been music, performing at well over 2000events throughout his career, sharing the bill with the likes of Girls Aloud, Mick Hucknall and Sir Tom Jones along the way. With his passion for tech and music combined, Andrew is instrumental in shaping the platform, constantly planning new features that will help artists and venues seamlessly book gigs.
KIT MUIR-ROGERS - CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER
Kit brings vast operational hospitality experience to his role at GigPig, where he leads a team responsible for establishing and expanding relationships with bars, clubs and restaurants across the UK. Kit’s unique and valuable perspective stems from his first-hand insight into the challenging operating landscape facing venues and an understanding of the effective ways to boost revenues through live music. His passion for challenging the status quo in a largely unregulated sector and creating a fair music industry is at the forefront of everything he does at GigPig.
ED FRANCIS - CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Ed brings over 15 years experience building technology for global brands such as Sage, Unilever, Dr Oetker and P&G. He has also worked with Michael and Andrew for many years at AMV Live Music, providing him with a unique understanding of how to scale music booking platforms. GigPig provided a once in a lifetime chance to combine a love of technology with a fan-boi passion for music, building a platform that will impact hundreds of thousands of people every day.