Smule's mission is to connect the world through music.

Smule Nation

We believe that music is much more than just listening— it's about creating, sharing, discovering, participating, and connecting with people. It is the original social network with the power to break down barriers, touch souls and bring people together from all over the world.

In 2008, we set out to create apps that enabled anyone to create, discover, love and enjoy music. Today, 1.5 % of the world's population (that's 125 million people and counting) have used Smule's apps. And they are creating communities, meeting new like-minded friends, and having fun making music together on Smule.

So if you wake up humming, play a mean air guitar or anything in between, then Smule is for you―anyone can do it, no previous experience required.

Interested in creating social music experiences? Check out our job openings here.

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We Are

Key Leadership

Jeff Smith
Dr. Jeffrey C. Smith, CEO and Co-Founder Linkedin

Jeff grew up in a family where music was a choice: if you wanted to eat, then you would practice. While Jeff went hungry many days, he managed to practice enough, and since leaving his home in Utah long ago, he is still practicing—and eating. Jeff remembers an early piano performance in his church where, as a little boy, he was so nervous that the vibration of the piano pedals extended throughout his legs and knees to the extent he couldn't control them! His older brother, also a pianist, was taught to play the organ as well, and soon thereafter became the church organist. When Jeff's mother offered to teach Jeff to play the organ, he declined. Jeff loves all kinds of music, including Folk, Classical, Country, and Rock, for example the Man in Black or Mr. Mojo Risin'. Jeff has enjoyed working with great teams and building great companies for the past twenty-five years.

Bill Bradford
Bill Bradford, Chief Growth Officer Linkedin

Luckily, Bill chose to play the sax, as he met his wife, Charlotte, when they forced her to share a music stand with him in 8th grade jazz band. After selling his sax to buy pizza at Stanford, he picked up the uke to play along with Charlotte's Polynesian family band. For his mom's 50th birthday, a mariachi band wanted $300, but a second-hand bass cost only $99, so he became a bass player. Now that their 4 kids play uke, bass, guitar, sax and keyboard, he’s been relegated to band manager. Bill still likes to funk out to early 80's jams from The Gap Band, Cameo, Con Funk Shun and Chaka Khan. Before Smule, he enjoyed stints at Adobe, Connectix, Tumbleweed, Thuuz Sports and music streaming startup Simplify Media.

Zhongling "Alex" Li
Zhongling "Alex" Li, Chief Technology Officer Linkedin

Alex is happy to present the tone deaf community as the living proof to realize Smule's vision to enable everyone to create music together. He secretly practiced guitar during his college years in China following his love for Guns N' Roses and Metallica, dreaming one day to play like Slash even though he really sucked at it. Recently his passion was reignited when his 11 year old son decided to take bass lessons, which triggered him to stock up guitars/amps with his 5-year Smule anniversary reward, in hopes of forming a family band one day. On the geek side, Alex has a MS in Computer Science from Columbia University and BS from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Before Smule, he led engineering teams at Booyah, Jasper and eBay.

Will Aldrich
Will Aldrich, Chief Product Officer Linkedin

Will's parents made him join church choir in 4th grade, which turned into a capella before devolving into rock and roll: vocals and guitar, mainly, from high school onward to right now. He played guitar for the "legendary" SF bands the Tender Few, One Small Factory, Special Teams, Snowday, and The San Mateos, most of which were short-lived side projects with his wife Jen (who slays on the bass). As a player, Will is currently roaming the back catalog of Steely Dan, Yo La Tengo, Creeper Lagoon, and Taylor Swift. Before Smule, he led product and design teams at SurveyMonkey, TripIt, Yahoo, and CNET.

Rob Singer
Rob Singer, Chief Marketing Officer Linkedin

Rob’s great regret in life is not learning to play a musical instrument. However, as an angst-ridden teenager, he channeled his deep love of heavy metal into becoming one of the more accomplished air guitarists at Smule. In addition to his air guitar prowess, Rob has mastered the how and when to use “devil horns” and is proud to never have made the dreaded “horns down” mistake. A voracious consumer of music, you are likely to catch him listening to his favorite artists/bands/composers Tool, Led Zeppelin, Pearl Jam, Prince, Dvorak, and Keb Mo. Before Smule, he led marketing teams at Ancestry, Bank of the West, and StubHub.

Sunil Pareenja
Sunil Pareenja, Chief Financial Officer Linkedin

Sunil Pareenja is the Chief Financial Officer at Smule where he manages the finance, legal, human resources, and real estate functions. Sunil has significant experience in corporate acquisitions, international operations, public company reporting and compliance, raising capital, and helping scale technology companies. Prior to Smule, Sunil lead finance teams at Engine Yard, Inc. and Tumbleweed Communications Corp. and previously worked at Hewlett-Packard Company and Arthur Andersen LLP. Sunil is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California and holds a BA in Business Economics from UCLA, and an MBA from UC Berkeley.

Board Members

David Cowan
Chris Hollenbeck
Jason Pressman
Tom Ryan
Mike Zappert
Ken Rudin
Elizabeth (Betsey) Nelson
Dr. Jeffrey C. Smith

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