The Electric Sheep Company is an Emmy award-winning creator of virtual worlds and social games for major brands and media companies. We offer strategy, design, production, operations management and technology products and services.
Founder and Executive Chairman
Sibley Verbeck is founder of The Electric Sheep Company and is responsible for overall company strategy. Currently, Sibley is leading the business development for the company’s new product, StreamJam, a free app for putting live music events online in a virtual environment. Previously, as Chief Scientist of StreamSage, Inc. and Comcast Online, Sibley has been a leading researcher in advanced computational linguistic and statistical techniques for analyzing audio, video, and text. In January 2001, Sibley received an award from the Washington Techway Magazine as one of the top young technology executives in the DC area; in 2003 he was selected as one of MIT Technology Review’s top 100 technology innovators worldwide under the age of 35. Sibley has also been heavily involved with the I Do Foundation, the Acceleration Studies Foundation, The Virtual Worlds Roadmap and the Journal of Young Investigators.
Chief Executive Officer
Jonathan began his career at the Electric Sheep Company in 2006 by successfully launching several major sponsorship integrations into MTV’s emmy award winning Virtual Laguna Beach. Following the success of that launch, he went on to lead ESC’s multi-million dollar production efforts on subsequent MTV releases including the Virtual Hills and Virtual Pimp My Ride which ultimately became MTV’s Virtual Worlds. In early 2008, Jonathan took on the role of VP of Production and became responsible for the successful execution of all ESC projects. These projects included both major virtual world initiatives such as Ridemakerz as well as a number of smaller exploratory endeavors in the space.
Prior to joining the Electric Sheep Company, Jonathan was active in the world of new media as an entrepreneur, producer, writer, artist, and educator. He received his MFA from UCLA’s School of Film, Television, and Digital Media in 1997 after earning a B.A. from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.
Michael W.S. Morton
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Morton is the Chief Financial Officer at the Electric Sheep Company. He has been involved with ESC since its founding and was previously Executive Producer for virtual worlds projects such as AOL, NBA, and Nissan. He has worked in technology, business, and management for the last 10 years. In 2000, Morton and ESC CEO Sibley Verbeck co-founded StreamSage, a company focused on automatic audio and video analysis. Morton spent six years as CTO at StreamSage, and continued to oversee internal operations and communications when StreamSage was acquired by Comcast.