We believe at the heart of every great company is an amazing team with a collaborative culture.

Over the past 18 months we have been assembling one of the best teams in NFT history... Period!

Virtue’s leadership team is uniquely qualified to execute the vision, and brings decades of world-class creative and operational experience, along with a global production network.

The team brings together a diverse and creative group of leaders from animation, film, media, music, tech, NFT collectors, and gaming. EVERYONE on the team has made significant contributions, and will strive to continue to provide value across all areas as we grow!

The team includes (but is not limited to):


Wags has been in key strategy roles for his entire career across consumer brands, tech, music, and entertainment. Early in his career, Wags had a quick rise up the corporate ladder to become a young executive at a Fortune 100 company leading strategy, brand and marketing teams.

In 2017, Wags began investing in crypto and helped to build a company on Ethereum.

Leader. Strategist. Growth hacker. Community builder. He has helped brands in both traditional and digital spaces to reach new heights and is fluent in all-things tokens, NFTs and Web3. He has worked on Web3 projects with Lyrical Lemonade, Sports athletes, music, entertainment, and P2E gaming.

Wags macro goal is to help fuel the movement of Web3 disruption in the entertainment, music, gaming, and activist industries.

Wags is the leader of the BaseMint Gang and his guiding light is to do cool shit with cool people, have a lot of fun, and make a game changing impact along the way.


Have helped to produce over 25 award-winning films from major studios such as Disney, Pixar, Paramount, and Warner Brothers working alongside iconic talent from the world of film, tv, music, and sports including Elton John, Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Steph Curry, Evel Knevel, & more!


Bob's multi-decade animation career spans 20 award-winning films and over $6 billion in global box office while leading some of the world's foremost animation studios.

Beginning his career at the fabled Disney Animation Studios, Bob was EVP of Production, where his executive leadership helped the studio to produce many classic films including Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Mulan, Tarzan, and Lilo and Stitch. Recently, Bob was EVP of Animation for Granity Studios, the Academy Award-winning media company founded by late NBA legend, Kobe Bryant, and prior to that, was CEO of Alpha Animation, one of China's leading entertainment and toy companies.

Bob was Executive Vice President at Paramount Pictures and Head of Animation Production where he launched the studio, ran the division, and oversaw production on the #1 box office smash, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water which grossed over $325 million of global box office. Bob was formerly the Production Executive for Miramax Films on the surprise hit, Gnomeo and Juliet, produced with the illustrious Sir Elton John which grossed nearly $200M for Disney's Touchstone Pictures.


A veteran leader of both Hollywood and international animation, writer-director Alex Orrelle was recently the Animation Head of Story on Warner Bros Pictures’ Space Jam; A New Legacy(2021), starring and produced by LeBron James. Before that, Alex was the creative consultant for the Oscar-nominated and multiple award-winning Klaus (2019), made at SPA Studios for Netflix.

Alex started his career at Pixar as an animator for Finding Nemo (2003) and The Incredibles (2004). He then set up a CG animation crew for Warner Bros Animation’s The Looney Tunes Show and was animation director on Yogi Bear (2010) for Warner Bros Pictures. Alex studied at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where he created his student film Freeware, which won the online audience choice award at the Sundance Film festival in 2001.


Film producer, Marc Levine, produces sports-themed content including live-action feature films and documentaries. Marc is currently serving as Associate Producer and Story Consultant on the upcoming $50M feature film about an iconic daredevil, Evel Knievel.

Previously, Marc helped produce the Emmy Award-winning Netflix feature sports documentary, Unchained, The Untold Story of Freestyle Motocross.

Marc spent his early years in key roles with legendary animation producers, “Spike & Mike” which included identifying up-and-coming new talent for the cutting-edge film festivals including:

Mike Judge creator of Beavis and Butthead Matt Stone & Trey Parker creators of South Park Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton John Lasseter former Pixar head and Toy Story director Peter Docter director of Up, Monsters Inc, Inside Out, and Soul.


Colin is a recent graduate from USC with a double major in Data Science and Cognitive Science and a Blockchain specialization. He has experience in project management and IT development at NBC and Red Bull, while leading multiple entrepreneurship organizations on campus. He began his journey in the Web3 space in late 2020 by co-founding Tweak Labs, an art focused mental health brand. Colin has a passion for helping creatives execute on innovative ideas within the NFT space and has successfully launched multiple projects, while working with some of the most reputable artists in the space.


Matt Medved is the Co-Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of nft now, the premier web3 digital media platform for NFT coverage and curation. Under his leadership, nft now made history as the first-ever digital media publication to curate a major auction house sale and won an NFT Award in 2022 for Best Written Coverage of NFTs.

Prior to nft now, Matt served as the SVP of Content at Modern Luxury and the Editor-in-Chief of SPIN, where he directed the iconic music and culture title's 2019 rebrand. Prior to SPIN, Matt founded Billboard Dance in 2015 and grew the vertical into the leading dance/electronic music publication in North America.

Medved has been interviewed by The New York Times, TIME, AP, Reuters, Billboard, Rolling Stone, GQ, VICE, Hypebeast, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Access Hollywood, and more. He was recently ranked #7 on Yahoo Finance's list of influential figures in the NFT space.

He has also spoken at Harvard Business School, SXSW, NFT.NYC, Ethereal Summit, ETH Denver, NFT Miami, NFT BZL, Metaverso, New York Media Festival, Winter Music Conference, Billboard Live Music Summit, Amsterdam Dance Event, Canadian Music Week, International Music Summit, and more.

Before joining Billboard, Medved conducted human rights field research and wrote nearly $2 million in funded grants to the US Department of State and USAID as a consultant for conflict resolution NGO Search for Common Ground in Nigeria — where he also reached more than 6 million listeners as a guest DJ at Africa’s largest radio station.

As a DJ/producer, Medved has released music on Interscope, RCA, Astralwerks, and Downtown Records, and performed at top global festivals like Tomorrowland, EDC, Electric Zoo, and Sunburn.


The Mad Scientist, @illestrater is our expert on NFT strategy and development.

Tim is an early adopter of blockchain technology, innovator in the space, and brilliant developer! He also bought the first big Beeple piece back in December 2020, dropped a PFP collection in March 21', and was a key whale and leader within the Bored Ape community!

Illestrater is building innovative web3 tech that is going to be a game changer in for the media and music industry.


Tech genius and innovator @MouseDev is leading our tech development with animated NFTs, on chain staking, breeding, and rewards! Creator of @Anoyomice, MouseDev is known as an innovator and thought leader in the space creating some of the most revolutionary code in the history of NFTs!!!


Scalio is a leading global product development agency that partners with passionate leaders, visionary entrepreneurs and industry titans to understand and unlock opportunity in an evolving Web3 world.

Over 11 years, Scalio has designed, architected and scaled hundreds of mobile and web applications including numerous top-ten mobile applications, high-trafficked web systems, and big-data architectures for venture-backed startups and Fortune 100 companies. Scalio's leadership have brought to market products ranging from games to finTech and medTech products, delighting well over 100 million users within a product catalog yielding over $1 billion in revenue.

Scalio is Virtue Animation's technology and gaming partner.

Lawrence V - GAMING GURU

Lawrence Valenti is a creative executive with over 15 years of experience leading teams to bring data-informed design horsepower to engaging mobile/social games, innovative technology platforms and products intended to engage, inspire and grow. Previously leading an experimentation studio at King (Candy Crush) in San Francisco, Lawrence has managed global creative at GSN Games (now Scopely) and was a lead creative at Apple on teams dedicated to crafting industry leading UI/UX design, art, marketing & user acquisition creative on products that have yielded over $750 million in revenue while delighting over 100+ million users.


Music die hard. Producer. Innovator. Web3 Leader. In addition to being an artist, Daniel is a Web3 pioneer who took his career into his own hands by being one of the thought leaders in the music NFT landscape. Daniel created waves in this new frontier with his 2021 EP “Overstimulated” which caught the attention of publications such as TIME Magazine, where he was dubbed as creative working on a new lifeline for independent musicians. As a developing artist Daniel has garnered over 20 million streams globally. He is excited to keep pushing his boundaries sonically and in the web3 space, to create a unique audiovisual experience for his listeners.


Australian DJ and renowned house music producer Wax Motif is a global music superstar.

Wax doesn’t believe in hype. He’s regarded as a major orchestrator in the G-House sound. However, W isn’t content on producing the same sound. He’s ready for more challenging work.

With musical influences like R&B, disco and UK bass, the Australian-born producer brings an unique style to the studio, which makes him a highly sought-after producer. Chien released tracks on Tchami’s Confession, Diplo's Mad Decent, and Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records as well as a host of remixes for the likes of Major Lazer, Deadmau5, YG, Kid Ink, Chromeo, and Warren G’. His work on Destructo’s album on Interscope includes the likes of Ty Dolla Sign, YG, Freddie Gibbs, Problem and Kurupt.


Raised on the beaches of Southern California, Aaron Smith is a rapper, actor, musician, and father who became known to the world simply as Shwayze following a massive music breakout in 2008.

The past decade has boasted an impressive resume including a top 10 album, Billboard chart topping singles including ‘Buzzin’ and ‘Corona & Lime,’ a rock-doc reality show on MTV, and a number of roles in feature films and major network television- all while living on the road much of the year touring the world. ‍ The Malibu native released his debut album Buzzin’ that summer with singer-producer Cisco Adler. The duo hit the road immediately on the Vans Warped Tour wearing skinny jeans, and singing about lost weekends in Hollywood, all while bringing the most legendary parties with them wherever they went. Shwayze has since gone on to work with an array of producers and release several independent albums such as ShwayzeSummer on his self-funded Feel Good Entertainment Music label. He continues reinventing his sound while staying true to the influences that brought him where he is today.


The man. The myth. The legend. UNC. Matt is a superhero when it comes to innovative solutions to problems. He's a wiz in Discord, and pretty much every other platform! He will help us build community and gamification components.


Geummy is the founder of Weosh, a creative marketing agency & platform with a mission to support inclusivity in Web3. Geummy is also a consultant for NFT projects, a community Actionist, Curator, and Educator!

Geummy founded the first Asian American Women led production company and was selected for the 50 Women Can Change the World in Media & Entertainment cohort

Her mission is to create a more compassionate and conscious world where we can better care for ourselves and our planet!


Isabella Addison started her artistic journey in South Florida where she found love for street art and painting. Now based out of Los Angeles, her work ranges from murals, fine art, digital art, and animations. Her multifaceted artistic identity combines painting and digital art to create a unique cyberpunk aesthetic that tells the story of her narrative series. Addison’s work deals with serious subjects such as technological singularity, augmented reality, and climate change. Her art continues to push forward in the NFT space as the way to construct a community-created and funded cartoon series. Isabella Addison will continue to experiment, combining physical and digital art to tell her stories and bring change.

@DeeganReeves - Music Artist

DEEGAN is a multigenre singer songwriter and producer who specializes in unique vocal performances catered to a vast variety of sounds. From catalog to DEEGAN has been pushing boundaries with his performances and collaborations with other Web3 artists.

@Dominosmusic - Music Artist

Storyteller. Artist. Lyricist. Director. Innovator.

Domino has a fresh sound and a beautiful energy. He has been within the web3 space building his brand with succsesful NFT drops across multiple platforms.

@ReoCragun - Music Artist

Reo represents the best of the new world of modern alternative pop music. The multi-talented rapper, singer, producer, and songwriter has an undeniable ability to make hits across various genres

Whether he is incorporating elements of R&B, hip-hop, pop, or electronic music, or pushing the envelope forward to create a fresh mix of other sounds and inspirations, his songs always remain uniquely his own.

@aventurine_eth - Collab Commander

Analyst. Collector. Connector.

Aventurine has been analyzing data, collecting NFTs and networking in the Web3 space since early 2021. He is a founding member of "The Watchers", a community ran allowlist committee within the Admit One ecosystem and also is a member of the Premint Collab Council.

Aventurine has joined Virtue as the "Collab Commander in Chief" identifying new projects early and securing AL spots & free mints exclusively for holders.

@JonWaltz - Music Artist

Jon is an incredibly talented artist mixing pop, R&B, and rap into his music with some incredible lyrics. He released his debut single when he was just 17 years old!

Jon has done multiple succesful NFT drops in the space and continues to innovate.

KYD (they/them) - CARTOON ARTIST Queer artist. Beach Bum. Professional Rocker. Professional Roller. Kyd has been creating art and drinking Midwestern piss beer since they were born. They took an early liking to thrashy skate graphics and psychedelic creative inspiration.

@t_helbrueck - Voice Actor

Ya'llternative. Jokester. Impressionist. Amateur bio maker.

Ty is a midwestern small town guy who has always done whatever he could for a laugh. From voices to general goofy shit he's always looking to put smiles on faces and ranch on everything.


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