Big Stage Taps Ressler As CEO

Pasadena-based Big Stage Entertainment announced this morning that the firm has appointed former Clearstone Venture Partners VP Phil Ressler as the firm's President and CEO. Ressler replaces Chuck Heubner, who the firm said will continue as a special advisor to the company. Phil was most recently evaluating investments for Clearstone, and has also previously served at Xdrive, Callidus Software,, Continuus Software, Gupta Corporation, Lotus Development, and Nantucket Corporation. Big Stage, which is venture backed by Mission Ventures, Selby Venture, and the Tech Coast Angels, develops technology which allows people to easily create 3-D avatars. The technology is based on research from the University of Southern California. More information »