Bobby Bonett is a digital media leader with experience in building brands, developing content, growing audiences, driving monetization, and scaling teams. As Executive Vice President at SANDOW DESIGN GROUP, Bobby oversees digital strategy and operations, digital content services, content distribution networks, and business growth strategies for SANDOW DESIGN GROUP’s multi-platform collective of design brands.
In 2020, Bobby launched DESIGNTV by SANDOW, a streaming video network that amassed more than 10 million views in its first year; in 2021, he introduced The Agency by SANDOW, a full-service digital agency for the architecture and design industry; and, in 2022, he launched the SURROUND podcast network.
Bobby lives on Long Island with his wife Jenn and their three daughters, Arlene, Lenny, and Margaret. He is a lifelong (and long-suffering) Jets fan; his daughters, mercifully, are not.
As co-founder at digby, Andrew Lane draws from over two decades of digital business and Web 2.0 leadership experience to help heritage-rich global brands navigate their first steps into Web3, blockchain and the metaverse, with a focus on delivering brand value and new revenue and customer engagement opportunities. A seasoned entrepreneur, intrapreneur, speaker, and educator with deep expertise in emerging technologies, Andrew made his career building and leading teams and organizations from startups to multinational corporations through change and transformation. He’s spoken at leading conferences in multiple industries, designed and delivered innovative courses for prominent colleges and universities in digital media and technology, and sat on numerous boards and councils aligned to helping organizations and individuals chart their course into new territory. Andrew is also a co-host of Barriers to Entry, a web3 and emerging tech podcast for the architecture and design industry, and a co-founder of Interior Design Magazine’s Metaverse Architecture & Design (MAD) Awards.
Tessa Bain draws on more than a decade of experience working with prominent and iconic global brands in the interior design world to her role as co-founder of digby. She brings this deep understanding of the design industry to her work to deliver practical strategies to leverage web 3.0, the blockchain and the metaverse, enabling her to deliver brand growth and retail innovation for digby’s partners. A seasoned sales leader, business builder and entrepreneur, she’s proven her ability time and again to open up new revenue streams that expand businesses into new territories while remaining authentic to core values. Most recently, Tessa built the Canadian territory for the iconic family of Design Within Reach Contract brands and guided the business through the Herman Miller acquisition & merger of Knoll. She holds an M.S. from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a B.S. from New Mexico State University where she was a NCAA Division 1 swimmer. Tessa is also a co-host of Barriers to Entry, a web3 and emerging tech podcast for the architecture and design industry, and a co-founder of Interior Design Magazine’s Metaverse Architecture & Design (MAD) Awards.