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About Our Team
Neal Harmon is CEO of Angel Studios, the leading alternative to Hollywood telling stories that amplify light. Distributing crowdfunded hits like THE CHOSEN, THE WINGFEATHER SAGA, the TUTTLE TWINS, and DRY BAR COMEDY, Angel Funding is empowering creators to fund and distribute their own content using the Community Video on Demand, or CVOD model. CVOD creates engaged communities around each entertainment project that keeps fans engaged for the long haul.
Prior to Angel Studios, Neal served as Co-founder of VidAngel, a streaming platform allowing parents to remove objectionable content from movies and TV shows. He was also Co-founder, COO and Board Member at Orabrush as well as co-founder at Harmon Brothers, a marketing company responsible for the greatest viral ads in internet history, including SQUATTY POTTY, CHATBOOKS, POO-POURRI, LUME, and others. Neal is proficient in 10 computer programming languages and has a bachelor's degree in American Studies and a master’s degree in Instructional Psychology and Technology.
Jeffrey is Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer of Angel Studios, the distribution studio behind crowdfunded shows like The Chosen, Dry Bar Comedy, and recent box office hits His Only Son, After Death, and Sound of Freedom. Jeffrey played a key role in creating Angel Studios' groundbreaking Pay it Forward ticket model which enables moviegoers to purchase tickets for others so they can see a film for free. This model helped propel Sound of Freedom to the top-grossing movie in the US during its July 4th release, earning over $250 million worldwide.
Jeffrey, and his co-founders, are the unlikeliest of candidates to be executives at a movie studio. They grew up working the potato farms of southern Idaho with just three TV stations. In a Babylon Bee interview (2022) Jeff recalled he could count the films he had seen in the dollar theater on one hand. Making movies wasn’t even on his radar as a child.
Prior to Angel Studios, Jeffrey co-founded Orabrush, Inc. in 2009 and served as its CEO from 2009-2010. (Orabrush won startup of the year in 2010.) While at Orabrush, Jeffrey is credited with having helped Google/YouTube invent the “skip ad” button allowing viewers, for the first time, to skip ads after 5 seconds, but also enabling advertisers to create ads not limited to 15 or 30 seconds. The “skip ad” invention paved the way for Harmon Brothers, an ad agency Jeffrey and his brothers co-founded, which used 2-5 minute viral ads to launch brands for Poopourri, Purple, Squatty Potty and Lume to hundreds of millions in sales. Harmon Brothers pioneered an entirely new category in advertising.
Jeffrey graduated from Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah, and Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo Brazil (a top business school in Latin America) from 2006 to 2009 where he studied marketing and international business.
Jeffrey is married to Brazilian fashion designer, Anniele Silva Harmon, and they are the co-founders of 6 children.
Jordan is a Co-Founder and President of Angel Studios, the distribution studio behind crowdfunded shows like The Chosen, Dry Bar Comedy, and recent box office hits His Only Son and Sound of Freedom. As President of Angel Studios, Jordan oversees all incoming projects and works with filmmakers to manage, brand, market, and crowdfund their films. Additionally, Jordan reviews consistent data from various analyses conducted by the Angel Studios team. The results are then shared with the filmmakers and they are empowered to make changes if they deem fit.
Prior to Angel Studios, Jordan served as Co-Founder and Head of Marketing at Cove, a national, forward-thinking home security company. During his tenure, Jordan designed and led the company’s overall marketing strategy, which helped Cove grow into a $100 million business in just four years. Previous to Cove, Jordan served as Chief Marketing Officer at VidAngel, a streaming company empowering parents to skip and mute objectionable content in popular movies and TV shows. He also served as a marketing consultant to Harmon Brothers, helping the agency behind popular internet ad campaigns such as Squatty Potty, Purple, and Lume grow revenues with multiple companies by more than 300%. Beginning his career as one of the pioneering social media marketers, Jordan earned his B.S in Web Development and Design from Brigham Young University–Idaho.
Jared Geesey has worked at the intersection of technology and entertainment for over 20 years and is currently Senior VP of Global Distribution at Angel Studios, a crowdfunded distribution company whose mission is to tell stories that amplify light. Through Angel Studios' flagship original series ‘The Chosen’, he established a network of over one hundred distribution and licensing partners around the world in 27 countries and counting, with views for The Chosen now over 420 million worldwide directly through Angel Studios streaming platform. He built the first transactional VOD platform for the faith and family market at ChristianCinema.com in 2014. He then pioneered the first TV series to broadcast on Facebook Live in 2017. In 2020, he launched Trellis Virtual Cinema to help filmmakers directly reach audiences with premium ticketed showtimes available to watch at home. Jared is an advocate for creators connecting directly with their audience, innovating new distribution models to support that connection and to generate revenue that pays back film investors.
Liz Ellis, COO at Angel Studios, is dedicated to cultivating a culture of happiness and success. Through her transformative initiatives, Liz has revolutionized productivity within the company, aligning talents with suitable projects and roles.
Liz, an esteemed Professional Certified Coach (ICF) and Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, embodies solutions-based coaching at Angel Studios. Her unwavering dedication to the global mission of "Amplify Light" through media begins with the very heart of Angel Studios - with the light in its team members.
A master of "Human Tetris," Liz channels her profound commitment towards crafting an ideal space within Angel Studios where team members can not only find their place but also thrive, evolve, and prosper. Armed with a B.S. from Brigham Young University in International Relations, Liz is an advocate for fostering both individual and organizational brilliance. Her compassionate efforts amplify light, both within and beyond the company's walls.
Patrick Reilly, CFO at Angel Studios, has 15 years of financial leadership in venture capital and private equity-backed companies. He has successfully led public stock offerings, navigated complex regulatory landscapes, and played a pivotal role in driving exceptional revenue growth of over 400% YoY during Angel Studios' reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. Focusing on financial controls, compliance, and forecasting, Patrick ensures the company's stability while optimizing operational efficiency. He showcases his expertise in navigating security regulations across all 50 states, having passed the series 63 and series 7 exams administered by FINRA. Patrick holds an MBA from the University of Utah, a B.S. in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance and Banking, and maintains an unwavering commitment to financial excellence.