Jamaal Finkley

Jamaal Finkley, Treasurer, is CEO and Executive Producer of BlackTree TV, one of the premiere distributors of online urban entertainment content and lifestyle information. In that capacity he has produced a news portal which garners more than 15 million unique visitors each month and half a billion video views worldwide.

Mr. Finkley launched BlackTree TV in 2007 under the umbrella of BlackTree Media, which he founded in 1996. In 2002, he formed a media partnership with BET Networks to provide additional coverage of their premiere events. This relationship helped set the stage to expand BlackTree’s brand and provide viewers with exclusive content.

Through the years he built his cult-like following of online supporters by keeping himself integrated into every facet of the company in order to stay on the pulse of current trends. He has produced news segments for Hollywood’s top awards shows and red carpets, such as the Academy Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, American Music Awards, Grammy Awards and Fashion Week.

At the same time, he enjoys getting in front of the camera to interview A-list celebrities, including Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Monique and Will Smith.

Prior to becoming a full-time entrepreneur, he began his entertainment career as a production assistant for the legendary Spike Lee during the production of the movie Get On the Bus.

Mr. Finkley studied biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt University and mass communications at Dillard University.

 

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