Alan Schaefer is the founder and CEO of Banding People Together, a super group of behaviorists, strategists, and rock stars that focuses on collaboration and the impact it has on leadership, team performance, employee engagement, culture, and change. As part of this work, he has developed a proprietary methodology called True Collaboration℠ that blends behavioral science, diagnostics, and music. After leaving Elektra Records in 1994, Alan co-founded Tourdates.com, an online music resource for bands and fans that was successfully sold to Launch Media (now Yahoo! Music) in 2000 where he was a Vice President. In 2004 he founded the band Five Star Iris and has since performed in 16 countries (including performing for U.S. troops in Iraq), been interviewed in Spin and Billboard, worked with Grammy Award-winning producers, written with hit songwriters, and toured with platinum acts. Alan earned a B.S. in communications from Florida International University.