December 16, 2018

(Announcement from Mandala Soundworks Founder, Tanner Leggett):

I am thrilled to announce the new addition of two extremely talented members of the Mandala Soundworks family, Danny Arango and Stephen Schwahn.

Danny joins the company with a lifetime of music experience, and is a true rock star as he has spent years touring the country with his former band.  He attended New York University and received BFA in Recorded Music and B.A. in History as well as a Minor in Creative Writing.  He held apprenticeship at Sommatone Amplification, where he learned his craft as an Amplifier/Guitar Pedal technician and then perfected his skills as a Luthier (one who works on stringed instruments) at Baxendale Guitars.

Danny joins us as a Software Engineer that will work on various projects and initiatives as the company continues to grow.  Danny's motivation and work ethic/speed is hard to match, and we are very excited to have him as a team member. 

More info on Danny can be found here:

Stephen joins the company with an impressive resume of launching several start-ups and has a vast portfolio of app building experience.  He also has a wealth of musical knowledge as he was in the marching band at GA Tech where he graduated with a degree in Computer Science.  Stephen is armed with CTO, Co-Founder, Software Engineering, Project Management, and App Building experience just to name a few high points.  He has a natural gift of thriving in a start-up environment and has a great understanding of releasing new products and engaging in customer discovery. 

Stephen joins us as a Tech Advisor and Director of Product, and will work closely with CTO/Co-Founder, Steve Kenney, and I to help manage various projects and bring new programs and initiatives to the market. 

I have known Stephen personally for over two years in an intense start-up environment, and can honestly say that he works at lightning speed and is one of the smartest guys I know.  We are extremely excited to have him as a teammate.

You can read more about Stephen and his success with one of his current companies, Plutonium Apps, here:

October 1, 2017

Mandala Soundworks makes some noise at the end of Summer 2017 with an investor presentation at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA.
(see video below)

Upon completion on the GA Tech Create-X incubator program, Mandala was invited to join the southeast’s most prestigious start-up incubator, The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC).  The ATDC has developed a global reputation for fostering technological entrepreneurship.  Forbes named ATDC to its list of “Incubators Changing the World” in 2010 and 2013, alongside Y Combinator and the Palo Alto Research Center.

Mandala Soundworks is thrilled to take its next step as a company this fall by joining the other ATDC portfolio companies.  Stay tuned (pun intended) for more updates as they settle in for the winter and prepare for the official launch of their reChord software program.