With over 40 years experience in building systems, technical infrastructure and software, Damien is the driver behind MB Creative Lab and its global success. In 2023 the company he founded back in 1994 was rebranded to MB Creative Lab to encompass more of the diverse range of services and work that the company has completed over the past 30 years.
Damien Reilly, a seasoned professional at the forefront of software and systems development, seamlessly blends his extensive expertise in the music industry with a distinguished career in information technology. With a career spanning over three decades, Damien has cultivated a unique skill set that positions him as a visionary leader and a technical innovator.
Education and Professional Memberships:
In 1987, Damien earned a Diploma in Finance, laying the groundwork for a multifaceted career that integrates financial acumen with cutting-edge technology. A proud member of the Institute of Export, his commitment to excellence extends to memberships in the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), the Association of Independent Recording (AIR), and the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).
Global Networks and Technological Leadership:
Damien’s far-reaching global networks in technology have positioned Blue Pie as a market leader in web-based communication systems and digital entertainment networks. His specialist skill lies in the practical application and seamless integration of these systems into business operations, providing significant market leverage to the MB Creative Lab team. As a sales-focused CEO, Damien combines technical expertise with strategic vision to drive the company’s success.
Regarded globally for his software and systems development skills:
With over 30 years of experience in both the music industry and information technology, Damien is a master in software and systems development. His technical acumen extends to the creation of great systems, ensuring the continuous growth of MB Creative Lab.
Damien’s leadership has been pivotal in landing significant projects, such as the production contract for the globally successful “DJ Central” TV show, resulting in one of the largest independent catalogues of HD video clips in the Southern Hemisphere.
Damien’s diverse skill set encompasses:
Sales: A sales-focused CEO, Damien excels in driving revenue and market growth.
Digital Distribution: His expertise ensures MB Creative Lab’s prominence in digital entertainment networks and meta data management services landscape.
Digital Infrastructure: Damien’s technical leadership contributes to MB Creative Lab’s development of robust digital infrastructure.
Music Publishing and Copyright Management: His background as a musician and composer uniquely informs his approach to intellectual property and copyright issues for MB Creative Lab network of content management partners.
Systems Development: Damien’s hands-on involvement in systems development ensures the continual evolution of MB Creative Lab’s technological capabilities.
Board Positions and Industry Recognition:
As a leader with a global perspective, Damien holds board positions in key entities, including:
* Blue Pie Records
* DJ Central TV
* Planet Blue Pictures USA
* Ordior Media
* Gravity Stars
These positions underscore his commitment to driving innovation and success within the industry.
Beyond the realm of technology and business, Damien’s personal interests include the study of eastern philosophy, including Tae Kwon Do. He balances these pursuits with a passion for producing and playing live music, reflecting a holistic approach to life and work.
Damien is a visionary technologist, a strategic leader, and a creative force in the intersection of software and systems development. His commitment to excellence, combined with a multifaceted skill set, propels MB Creative into a position of continual growth and global recognition.