About Us

Why we're here

Our revolutionary solutions for the music industry leverage cognitive artificial intelligence to cut through royalty complexities and provide more accurate analytics. RYLTI's modern, scalable, real-time data processing platform was built in collaboration with a leading accounting firm with 100 years of recording industry history

Executive Team

Peter Fiorillo

Co-Founder, President and CEO

For more than 30 years, Peter Fiorillo has been a Chairman, President, CEO, and Founder of public and private companies, raising over $300 million of capital. These companies have serviced more than 250 of the world’s largest financial services companies, as well several leading global healthcare, energy, retail, manufacturing, and technology firms. As a co-founder and CEO of RYLTI, LLC, since 2018, Peter has raised over $6 million in capital, over the last several years, to develop the business strategy, create the market leadership position, recruit the world-class executive team, and fund the development of the leading artificial intelligence royalty matching applications on a continuous basis at magnitudes of scale with several patents published and pending. Peter is also President and CEO of Prager Metis Technology, LLC, a company he co-founded in 2017 that specializes in providing a unique platform of technology tools and products, advisory and professional services in the areas of cybersecurity, risk intelligence, regulatory compliance, data analytics, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrency, and other technology solutions.

Russell Safirstein

Co-Founder and Board Member

Russell Safirstein brings over 25 years of technology and audit experience to RYLTI. As a board member and Co-Founder he has brought non-traditional solutions to multiple diverse and challenging work environments. He is currently partner in charge of Anchin, Block & Anchin’s Digital Risk Solutions Group, and President of Redpoint Cybersecurity. Prior to joining Anchin, Russell was a partner with Prager Metis Technology, leading AI and machine learning initiatives, as well as cybersecurity and risk advisory practices. He also co-founded Paracon Group, and held audit leadership roles with Liquidnet, Metlife, and Roslyn Savings Bank.

Lawrence R. Baisch

Chief Technology Officer

Lawrence Baisch, RYLTI CTO, has more than twenty-five years of domestic and international experience in IT and business strategy. He is responsible for the development of solutions that increase the efficiency and effectiveness of royalty processing for clients that provides insight into performance over time. Throughout his career, Lawrence has driven solutions through all phases of the IT lifecycle from concept to operations. Prior to RYLTI, he has served in a breadth of roles in areas of corporate and IT strategy, product development and implementation, and financial analysis and budgeting. As a founder of software engineering and services firm Luminous Systems, Lawrence has also led the delivery of SaaS solutions to both private and public sector customers.

Michael Donahue

Head Product, Technology and Service Operations

Michael Donahue has over 30 years of experience in a broad array of business and technology functions having served as Chairman, CEO, CTO and CIO of a number of companies including Boon Logic, Mezocliq, Moka, Intellibank, InterWorld, Pepsi and Telcel. Prior to RYLTI, Michael served as President & CEO of Boon Logic, a leader in the field of unsupervised machine learning. Before that, as Head of Webstore and Mobile Products at GSI Commerce, he managed a significant technology replatform initiative and the launch of GSI’s next generation v11 technology platform, which contributed in the acquisition of the company by EBAY in June of 2011 for $2.4 billion. In April of 1995, Mr. Donahue co-founded InterWorld Corporation, an enterprise commerce software company, which provided high-end e-commerce solutions for retailers, distributors and manufacturers such as Disney, Brooks Brothers, Ann Taylor, Marks & Spencer, OKI Data, Belkin, Verizon and Global Sources. Mr. Donahue successfully capitalized the company, raising over $80 Million in venture capital funding. The company completed its initial public offering in August 1999, and achieved a market value of over $2.8 Billion in January of 2000. Michael has been recognized for his leadership in the industry, and has received numerous personal and technology awards, including the 1998 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Michael Battiston

Head Rights Strategy and Royalty Analytics

Michael Battiston is an expert in the area of music rights management, whose clients have included Sound Exchange, CISAC, BMAT, and CMRRA, among others. Prior to setting up his consulting practice, he was Chief Business Development Officer at ICE with responsibility for sales and strategy, and served as Vice President of International Business Development at ASCAP. At ASCAP he was charged with maintaining strong society and publisher relationships around the world and maximizing foreign revenue. Battiston directed a number of operational areas at ASCAP, and served on CISAC’s Supervisory Board, the DDEX Board of Directors, and the FastTrack Management Board. He is also a really good bass player.

Joe Glick

Director AI Solutions

As RYLTI Director of AI Solutions, Joe Glick is a multi-disciplinary methodologist who has delivered innovations for enterprise, government, and academia since 1996, including five of the world’s largest financial institutions. His achievements include a knowledge engineering project at Pfizer that won the company’s top innovation award for the sponsor, and a patentable process management solution at JP Morgan Chase. As an active thought leader, Joe lead an ontology initiative for nanoinformatics.org to develop Biomimetic Knowledge Engineering methodologies adopted by NASA, as well as lead a business process Innovation Assessment project for the Intellectual Property Owners Association (ipo.org) that was adopted by USPTO.

Greg Isgro

Chief Financial Officer

Greg Isgro, RYLTI CFO, is an executive leader in finance and operations with experience both in the private and public sector. He has served in the roles of CFO, VP of Finance, Controller, and MIS director for companies in numerous industries, including cyber security, manufacturing, distribution, service, mortgage banking, real estate, and not-for-profit. As a member of RYLTI’s executive management team, Greg also develops and executes strategies for shareholder value.

Lars Murray

Business Development

As a music industry expert in licensing, digital marketing, and physical format development, Lars Murray has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of the recorded music business. He currently serves as RYLTI's Business Development and Digital Strategy executive, and previously worked for Pandora as SVP of Strategic Partnerships. Lars has held senior roles at Pandora, Columbia Records, Virgin Records, and Rykodisc.

J.J. Cheng

Business Development

As a visionary global music executive with 20+ years of leadership excellence, J. J. Cheng is an expert in new technology models to increase royalty profits and data matching for publishers, songwriters, labels, and digital music platforms. In the music industry, she has been recognized as a Billboard “Latin Power Player,” “Most Influential Woman in Music Rights,” and a leader in the Performance Rights arena. In global business development, Cheng is recognized for championing A+ artist and songwriters’ careers, as well as leveraging her global network to generate music publishing income, performing rights, and digital monetization opportunities. In addition to her role at RYLTI, she is CEO and Founder of digital rights management agency Marvelous Music. Prior to this, she headed the Latin division of performing rights organization SESAC and signed a who's who of Latin superstars that achieved the most No.1 songs on Billboard's Latin Charts. Before SESAC, Cheng served as head of international marketing and A&R at Capitol EMI Latin. She is a member of the Latin Recording Academy Committee, Latin Songwriters’ Hall of Fame Performing Rights Organization Committee, Billboard Latin Music Conference advisory council, AIMP, and the CCC.

Adam Owett

Business Development

With over 20 years of experience in senior executive roles for major music companies, Adam Owett currently serves as RYLTI's business development and digital strategy executive, in addition to his role as Chief Marketing Officer of treble.fm. He has previously held positions as Executive VP of Sony Music Entertainment and Global Creative Director of Grey Advertising in London. As an entrepreneur Adam has founded several businesses in the music, marketing and tech space, and notably worked with a laundry list of the world’s top recording artists, including Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, and Michael Jackson, among many other superstars.

Mark Katz

Senior Advisor Business Development, Product Evolution, Project Management

A senior technology executive, Mark Katz has over 25 years of experience and a track record in executing successful large-scale digital transformations in various industry sectors, including Blue Chip companies in the Finance industry, as well as in the Insurance, Media, and Pharmaceutical industries. As a working professional pianist and former Chief Information Officer at ASCAP, Mark’s performing and executive background in music aligns with RYLTI’s product and approach. At ASCAP, he became the first CIO to implement Open Space Agile and earn a CIO 100 Award for developing a state-of-the-art performance matching system that drove 600% performance gains. He holds Masters degrees from both The University of Chicago and Columbia University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Binghamton. As a technology thought leader and published author, Mark has written articles that have appeared in Financial Technology Today and Forbes, and he speaks at various events across the global industry.

Clark Miller

Senior Advisor

RYLTI Senior Advisor Clark Miller has a law degree from the University of Toronto and been a major music company executive since the early 1990s. His experience includes working at EMI Music Publishing in New York, where he ran legal and business affairs, and serving as Executive Vice President at Sony/ATV and then at Warner Chappell in Los Angeles. Clark has been responsible for, or involved in, virtually all of the significant legal/business advances in the music publishing business, including: the first North American digital agreements in the music industry; the withdrawal of North American digital performance rights; the aggregation of European digital rights; and, the Music Modernization Act and its forerunners. Since leaving Warner Chappell, Clark has consulted for three North American performance societies, two American back offices, a major worldwide publisher, a major digital service, a major production music business, a worldwide independent publisher/label, and various equity groups in the U.S. and in Europe. He is also an accomplished musician, and studied at Berklee College of Music.