EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

THE PAC WEST GROUP LEADERSHIP TEAM

ERNEST PEARSALL: President, PWG Sports, Global Brand Officer

Ernest Pearsall is the Chief Branding Officer and President of the Pac West Group Sports Division. With nearly 30 years of experience in youth sports and collegiate athletics, including roles as a Division 1 basketball coach at Saint Joseph's University, Columbia University, and Mississippi Valley State University, Ernest brings a wealth of expertise to PWG.
His corporate experience in budgeting and finance, notably as Director of Budget Planning at Drexel University, enhances his ability to manage financial and relationship aspects for PWG. Ernest has also mentored numerous NBA and NFL athletes, guiding them in community service initiatives, corporate partnerships, and financial management.
At PWG, Ernest leverages his business acumen and relationship skills to drive company growth. He is actively involved in various projects, including television and film content development, publication, and directing the sports branch of PWG.

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TYRONE HENDRIX: President, PWG Music

Tyrone Hendrix is a world-class musician, producer, venue owner, and entrepreneur in Portland, Oregon. Originally from Oakland, CA, Tyrone moved to Portland in 2004 and has since become a key ambassador for the local music scene. He has played with renowned artists like Liv Warfield, Mike Phillips, The Portland Cello Project, Allen Stone, and legends Stevie Wonder and the late Prince. He has also appeared on "Jimmy Fallon" and "The Arsenio Hall Show."

In 2016, Tyrone released his debut album, "Rhythm On Life Vol. 1," followed by "Rhythm On Life Vol. 2" in 2019, which won him the SoulTracks Reader's Choice Award for New Artist of the Year.
Tyrone's commitment to music and community has made him a staple in Portland's cultural scene. As a dedicated artist and community leader, Tyrone continues to inspire and uplift through his various projects and performances.

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KAYODE BALOGUN (DJ AMBUSH): PRESIDENT, THE PWG NETWORK

With a music career spanning over 30 years, I’ve worn many hats. DJ, Event Producer, Art Curator, Podcaster, Radio Personality and Host. Those talents have taken me up and down the east coast (where I’m from) and has found me a home in Portland, Oregon. 
I’m driven by a desire to connect with community across all intersections, and a passion to see people enjoying themselves. Those motivations weren’t clearly defined when I started my journey as a music collector at the age of 14. Creating “pause tapes” for my friends and family, I became the go to person when it came to providing music for the functions. By my senior year in high school I started collecting vinyl. My love for DJing has taken me all over, with over 30yrs of experience in nightclubs, concerts, festivals, retail locations, private and corporate events.
In a time when DJ’s come a dime a dozen, I was faced with the obstacle of separating myself from the pack. And through years of trial and error I’ve come to find that the best way to do that is is consistency. Stick to the script and give the people what they want. Consistency doesn’t mean playing the same records each week. But giving a quality performance every time I pick up the headphones. 

LINKTREE: DJ AMBUSH

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CHRIS EVANS: President, PWG Media

With over a decade of experience in media, Chris specializes in content creation, marketing, branding, public relations, and digital strategy. He has collaborated with a diverse range of clients, from startups to established brands, tailoring strategies to amplify their messages and reach target audiences.
Chris combines creativity with strategic insight to ensure every project exceeds expectations. Passionate about storytelling, he delivers compelling narratives that resonate with audiences and drive engagement.

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ROB CORNELIUS: President, PWG Creative Group. Operations, PWG Non-Profit PDX

Rob, a graduate of The University of Mississippi, has a diverse background in shipping, energy, healthcare, and sales, which he has harnessed to become a next-level marketing professional.
His wide-ranging talents and creative approach set him apart in the marketing and events industry. Rob's experience with non-profits and his deep passion for sports, evident through his extensive memorabilia collection, make him a perfect fit for The Pac West Group.
His unique blend of skills and creativity ensures he meets every challenge with innovation and excellence.

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EBONY WHITE: Executive Director , PWG Non-Profit PDX

Ebony White, a native of Long Beach, CA, is a dedicated humanitarian with a focus on social and environmental health. She has actively participated in city initiatives aimed at reducing violence and promoting mental health awareness for displaced individuals, specifically working to increase the visibility of people of color with mental illness diagnoses.
For years, Ebony has worked to enhance communication and connectivity, advocating for sustainability and equitable growth.
Currently, Ebony serves as the Executive Director for two Portland, OR, nonprofits: Ladies of the Rose Foundation and PWG Non-Profit PDX. Ladies of the Rose Foundation connects industry and community through music and art, emphasizing equitable exchange as a core value.

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ANDY STOKES: CEO, New 5 Records/PWG

Andy Stokes, known as the “Northwest King of Soul Music,” is a celebrated R&B and soul singer-songwriter with over three decades in the industry. Renowned for his powerful vocals and dynamic live performances, he is a two-time inductee into Oregon’s Music Hall of Fame and a recipient of multiple regional awards. His hit single “Best Day Ever” stayed on the Billboard Adult R&B charts for 25 weeks and became a top wedding song on Spotify.
Stokes began his career in the 1980s as the lead vocalist for the funk band Cool’r and has performed with notable artists like Peabo Bryson and George Clinton. His recent releases, including “I Don’t Give A Damn,” continue to earn acclaim. Andy holds the position of Secretary of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Recording Academy, supporting music excellence.
Stokes is currently the CEO of New 5 Records / PWG, an independent label that has produced his successful singles, maintaining his prominent presence in the R&B and soul music scene. New 5 Records is truly a family affair as Andy manages the business along side his wife, Vicki Prince-Wright.

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JOSEPH RUIZ: VICE PRESIDENT, PWG MEDIA (PDX)

Joseph Ruiz is a seasoned storyteller dedicated to illuminating untold narratives through documentaries and podcasts. With a keen eye for detail and a talent for captivating storytelling, he explores diverse topics from social issues to historical events, offering thought-provoking insights and sparking meaningful conversations.
Joseph's work aims to inspire, educate, and challenge perspectives, inviting audiences to explore the world with curiosity and empathy. As a documentary filmmaker and podcast host, he combines compelling interviews, rich audiovisuals, and immersive storytelling techniques to create engaging and impactful content that resonates globally.
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KASANDRA HENDRIX: Executive Administrator Assistant - PWG/JL25

Kasandra Hendrix is a dedicated Executive Assistant with extensive experience supporting C-suite executives across high-profile corporate, non-profit, and government sectors.

A master of organization and efficiency, she excels at managing complex schedules, coordinating high-stakes meetings, and ensuring seamless company operations.

Known for her proactive approach, exceptional communication skills, and resourceful problem-solving, Kasandra adeptly addresses challenges and handles sensitive information with the utmost confidentiality.

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Courtlon "BUG-EYE" Ward: PWG Sports Community Ambassador

Courtlon "BUG-EYE" Ward is a seasoned coach with over a decade of experience and notable achievements in sports. Starting in 2007, Ward won the D2 National Championship, showcasing his strategic prowess and leadership.
He also coached the San Cassell All Stars AAU team to a second-place national finish in 2006. Ward has made impactful contributions at Curley High School, St. Francis, and Rosedale Baptist, mentoring aspiring athletes.
Additionally, at the Upton Boxing Gym, he trained renowned boxers like Lorenzo 'Truck' Simpson, Gervonte 'Tank' Davis, Mia Ellis, and Malik Hawkins under mentors Calvin Ford, Kenny Ellis, and Mack Allison. Ward's multifaceted expertise and commitment to athlete development have significantly shaped the sports community.

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KC FINK: Program Manager, PWG Non-Profit PDX

KC Fink is dedicated to fostering intergenerational connections and raising awareness about honoring one's roots. Committed to preserving familial legacies, KC engages in community initiatives, such as distributing turkeys to the elderly at the Hollywood Senior Center during Thanksgiving.
KC supports various non-profits and community events, contributing time, labor, and resources to enhance community engagement.
Through their family foundation, KC made shirts with 100% of the proceeds donated to the Kyron Horman Foundation to raise awareness of missing children and support the foundation's services.

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MUSTAFFA MIRZA: Information Technology Leader, PWG

Mustafa is a seasoned IT professional and copywriter with extensive experience in both fields. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for effective communication, he excels in creating compelling content that connects technology with its audience.
Combining years of hands-on IT experience with a talent for storytelling, Mustafa brings a unique blend of technical expertise and creative flair to every project he undertakes.

PWG/JL25 Legal Counsel

CARY NOVOTNY, LONEY LAW GROUP. PWG/JL25 Outside Legal Counsel

Cary Novotny is the Managing Partner of Loney Law Group and Outside Legal Counsel for The PAC West Group and JL25. With a focus on General Business, Trademark, Copyright, Entertainment Law, and Contract Negotiation, Cory represents artists and entities in the music and movie industries, handling copyright, trademark, licensing, publishing, recording contracts, and tax issues.
Additionally, he serves as Chief Legal Officer for Y3K Entertainment, LLC, overseeing legal matters for a company engaged in global music production, publishing, and film and television production. With 30 years of experience as a professional musician, songwriter, and performer, Cory brings invaluable real-world and creative insights to the work with artists and entertainment industry clients and within The PAC West Group and JL25.