Formerly, Chief External Affairs Officer and Chief Corporate Development Officer at SoundExchange the digital sound recording rights agency, overseeing the artist relations, global public policy and communications teams and the company’s expansion into new lines of business. Previously, a senior executive at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) for more than 20 years, serving as Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy, Communications & New Media. Launched BMI’s global digital rights licensing division, managed corporate communications and oversaw the firm’s global corporate strategy and planning efforts. Served on the Board of Directors of The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd where he was Chair of the Management Committee and on the Board of Directors of SXWorks. M.A. in Communications Management from the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California; B.A. in English from Boston College.
Previously, Managing Director - BlackRock Private Markets investing in esoteric private equity and debt investments for BlackRock, Inc. funds and client accounts, including music royalties; specialty lending; wireless spectrum/wireless telecom; oil and gas drilling & production; commercial real estate; and others. Led BlackRock’s joint venture with Primary Wave, a manager of music royalty-focused private funds. Previous investment experience includes Leucadia National Corporation and Fidelity Capital Investors. Active investor in music royalties and B2B music companies. M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business; B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Previously, Vice President at Royalty Exchange, the leading marketplace for intellectual property royalty auctions and private placements. Built and managed investor effort while analyzing, valuing and transacting on a wide range of media and entertainment royalty assets in a variety of structures. Prior experience includes Alternative Investments at Permal Group, BlackRock and Legg Mason. M.B.A. from NYU Stern School of Business with specializations in Corporate Finance, Financial Instruments & Markets and Global Business; B.A. in Journalism from the University of Maryland.