about us

Our mission is to give the music industry new ways to experience live music.

About us

Putting you in control
of your fan relationships

Since founding in 2020, we’ve been on a mission to break down the barriers between artists and fans. Today, we’re helping artists take control of their fan relationships with unprecedented fan insights from Fan Navigator and immersive Fan Experiences to connect with every fan.

Our Story

During an uncertain time, musicians turned to Mandolin to reach their fans—and we quickly became the trusted partner to connect artists with fans across the globe.

Mandolin For Artists - Drive Revenue and Increase Fandom

But as fan engagement continues to evolve—growing more digital and decentralized by the day—it’s harder than ever for artists to truly know their fans and connect with them where it matters most.

Mandolin For Artists - Drive Revenue and Increase Fandom

Capturing fan data from the start, we’ve worked with our partners to help them own, understand and activate their data to deliver personalized paths to superfandom.

Our Values

We are driven

We believe in the power of music. We are inspired and motivated to imagine the future of how artists and fans connect through digital mediums. This belief instills a hustle in each of us to deliver incredible experiences for artists and fans and an urgency to capture this moment in time to change the industry forever.

We adventure into the unknown

We are on a great journey to chart a new path for live music, creating some of the most innovative products and services the industry has ever seen. We lead with possibility and aren’t swayed by fear. We say “yes…and…” We celebrate progress over perfection and place enormous value on each step forward.

We are good humans

We earn the trust of artists and fans by operating in their best interests, both with our business practices and with technology that consistently delivers on its promise. We are a team that has each other’s backs through successes and challenges. We value honest and direct communication. We hold each other accountable, but aren’t interested in blame. We come to the table with conviction but commit, even when we disagree. We win as a team.

We actively pursue diversity

We believe in equality for all. We believe to move mountains, we need a diverse set of backgrounds and opinions. We are committed to building a Mandolin team that is representative of all. We foster an environment of acceptance and inclusion, an environment where our team is encouraged to bring their “whole selves” to work, where there is constant learning from each other and where everyone has a seat at the table.

Our Team

Combining leadership from music + tech to build the future of fandom.

Mary Kay Huse

Co-Founder & CEO

Mary Kay is a seasoned technology executive and passionate live music fan with experience working at some of the largest software companies in the world. Prior to Mandolin, she served as EVP & COO of Salesforce Marketing Cloud.

Steve Caldwell

Co-Founder & CTO

From Fortune 500 companies to high-growth startups, Steve is an internationally-recognized tech entrepreneur with 15 years of experience advising and leading software teams. A lifelong musician and enthusiastic podcast host, his mastery of engineering, product and software keeps Mandolin on the cutting edge of innovation.

Robert Meitus

Co-Founder & VP Artist Development

With over 20 years experience in the entertainment industry, Robert is a Co-founder and VP, Industry Dev & Legal at Mandolin. He is also an entertainment attorney and adjunct professor at the Indiana University School of Law.

Evelyn Thompson

Vice President, Marketing

Having led marketing teams at companies like Ticketmaster and FELD Entertainment, Evelyn is a passionate marketing leader who blends data and brand to delight fans and clients. Her entertainment marketing expertise helps us build a platform optimized for our partners’ success.

Peter Turim

Vice President, Sales

Pete is a dynamic sales leader with extensive experience accelerating revenue through business development, sponsorship sales and more—especially in high-growth environments. From Groupon to Trunk Club, he is an expert in leading sales teams that bring incredible experiences to fans and clients alike.

Leslie Buckner

Vice President, Client & Fan Success

With 20+ years of Business Operations Management experience in fast-changing environments, Leslie is a proven operations leader. Her expertise ensures each event plays off without a hitch and every customer, fan or creator, has an incredible experience with Mandolin.

Join the Mandolin team

Want to help us on our mission of artist liberation? Check out our job postings at the link below!

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