Rainshine is a global entertainment company that backs creator-led storytelling with a winning combination of creative, technological, and business innovation talent. Rainshine develops new ways for creators to engage with audiences and build profitable, enduring content communities.
Directors & Advisors
CEO, Rainshine Entertainment (India)
Monisha Singh Katial
Naveen A Chathapuram
Founder, Chairman & Group CEO
Global Content & RainBlox
Rainshine Entertainment (India)
Ashokkumar Harish Soni
New Initiatives, Technology & Metaverse
New Initiatives & Shared Services
Rainshine Collective & RainBlox
Ryan Oswald Fernendes
Rainshine Animation & Metaverse
Rainshine Studios & Fifty Two
Commercial & Legal
Arun Sarin Non-Executive Director
Arun Sarin is the former Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Group Plc. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1975. He was awarded the BC Roy Gold Medal for the best all-round graduating student. In 1978 he earned an MS in Engineering and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley. During his tenure as CEO of Vodafone Group Plc, he was the driving force behind expanding into emerging markets like, India, Turkey and Africa and growing the data and internet businesses globally. Vodafone grew to become a global brand with over 300 million customers, produced record revenues and profits and had a market capitalization of $150 billion under Mr. Sarin’s leadership.
He began his career as a management consultant before joining the telecoms firm, Pacific Telesis Group in 1984. He was instrumental in the development and expansion of the company’s mobile businesses. He held a series of senior management positions with Pacific Telesis. Following the demerger from Pacific Telesis Group to form AirTouch Communications, Arun was appointed Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy and Development. He was later appointed President of AirTouch Communications where he was responsible for the company’s mobile and paging operations in 14 countries. He was a key negotiator in the successful acquisition of AirTouch by Vodafone Group Plc.
He is currently a non-executive director of Accenture, Cisco, Charles Schwab and Ola, India. He has served on numerous other Boards including The Gap, Safeway and the Court of the Bank of England. Arun also served as a Senior Advisor to KKR, a global private equity group. In 2010 he received an Honorary Knighthood from Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace. Mr. Sarin has received numerous awards, including being named Global Indian of the Year in 2007 by CNN/IBN.
Michael Montgomery Non-Executive Director
Michael J. Montgomery is an advisor and investor in early stage companies, an active board member, and a Lecturer at the Anderson School of Business. Michael was the Co-Founder and President of Montgomery & Co., LLC, a boutique investment bank focused on media and technology, from 2000 through 2013. The Investment Bank specialized in M&A and equity financings for private and public companies. Montgomery & Co. became known for its focus on the intersection of media and technology. Montgomery & Co. merged its operations into Signal Hill in 2013.
Prior to Montgomery & Co., he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sega GameWorks L.L.C., a joint venture between Sega, Universal Studios, and DreamWorks. It owned and operated family entertainment centers across the United States.
Prior to joining Sega GameWorks, he was a partner and Senior Executive of DreamWorks SKG from 1995 to 1996. He was their lead executive for their $900 million equity raise in 1995.
He joined DreamWorks after a nine year career at the Walt Disney Company. As Assistant Treasurer and then Vice President and Treasurer, Michael was responsible for numerous innovative financing arrangements conceived and executed for Disney. In 1993, he moved to Paris, France, to serve as Directeur General and Chief Financial Officer of Euro Disney, where he played an important role in a difficult financial and operational restructuring.
Before joining Disney, he worked at ARCO in its treasury organization. From 1980 to 1984, he also served as CFO and later President of Arco Solar Europe, a subsidiary of Arco Solar, in Milan, Italy and later, London, UK. At that time, Arco Solar was the largest solar photovoltaic company in the world. In 1996, he returned to Los Angeles as the Manager of Corporate Finance for ARCO.
He has been a Director of Synacor, Inc. since December 2011. He was a Director of DreamWorks Animation from July 2006 through to its sale in August of 2016. He chairs the Audit Committee for Synacor, and also had the same role at Dreamworks. He is also on the board of Open Methods and a board advisor to several private companies.
He received an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College (1977), where he earned a BA degree (1976) as a Rufus Choate Scholar with magna cum laude honors.
David Johnson Non-Executive Director
David H. Johnson is a Director of Rainshine.
Prior to joining the Rainshine board, Dave had a long career as a lawyer and executive in the global music business.
He served as General Counsel of CBS Records, Sony Music and Warner Music.
In 2007 he was promoted to Chairman and CEO of Warner Chappell Music Publishing. In 2012 he was appointed CEO of EMI Music Publishing Management, a position he held until EMI's sale to Sony Corporation in November 2018.
Dave has a BA in Political Science from Yale University, a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and an LL.M from NewYork University Law School.