Showbizzee founders come from a diverse background of Entertainment, Technology, Marketing and Media. Together they are focused on delivering innovative solutions for the entertainment industry.

Sajid A. Qureshi


Sajid is the CEO and co-founder of Showbizzee. He has over 14 years of experience in the film and television industries. He specializes in alternative investments as they relate to the entertainment sector, finding success in guiding and developing opportunities with an international focus.

Prakash Sathyapalan


Prakash is the CTO and co-founder of Showbizzee. He has spent over 14 years in Silicon Valley where he has worked for: Stubhub (an eBay company) as a technology manager, IBM (Cognos Corporation) and SAS Institute. He has over 16 years experience in software development, design and Business Intelligence. Prakash holds a Master's degree in Computer Science.

Gary Shapiro

Executive VP, Corporate Relations

Gary manages corporate relations for Showbizzee. Over his career, Gary Shapiro has held various executive marketing and distribution roles at Columbia Pictures, MGM, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Beacon Pictures. Shapiro has been a contributing lecturer at The Los Angeles Film School in Hollywood and is a longtime member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and serves on The Foreign Language Film Selection Committee.

Jon Karas

Executive VP, Business Development

Jon heads up business development for Showbizzee. Jon founded Infinity Management International in 1990, after working as a literary executive at William Morris Agency involved in film and television packaging. He currently represents top film and television writers and directors. Jon practiced corporate and entertainment law in New York at Dreyer & Traub and Robinson, Silverman focusing on capital formation, investment banking and securities transactions. His clients included Donald Trump, Bear Sterns, and Integrated Resources.

John Baca

Executive VP, International Markets

John focuses on international territories for Showbizzee. John founded Artificial Intelligence Entertainment, Inc. (AIE) which serves as the U.S. representative and producing partner for international distributors, equity financiers and producers to acquire feature films for international distribution, and produce feature films with worldwide appeal.

Juergen Schau


As an advisor to Showbizzee, Juergen helps navigate the entertainment industry. Juergen is the former Managing director at several Sony Pictures Entertainment companies, former Managing director of Columbia TriStar Film GmbH, former holder of General Power of Attorney at BBDO GmbH Düsseldorf, as well as having started his career at UFA Productions.