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Feel free to check out my LinkedIn and Facebook profiles PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE THE SRG - ILS GROUP LLC, Toronto / Connecticut, USA • 2016-Present Handles worldwide marketing, distribution, logistics and consulting for over 60 record labels and hundreds of artists. SRG and ILS Groups merged in 2016. Executive Vice President [EVP] Handle 3rd party marketing as well as international label and artist distribution for a large group of label suppliers. Identify and sign new labels and artists, lead and manage all phases of negotiations, and prepare all contracts. Manage and foster strong ongoing sub-distribution via the Caroline/Capital Records/Universal Music Group,. • Successfully convince record labels and artists that the new SRG - ILS Group is their wisest choice for global marketing, development and distribution. ILS (INDEPENDENT LABEL SERVICES INC.), Toronto, Canada • 2013-2016 Handled worldwide marketing, distribution, logistics and consulting for over 60 record labels and hundreds of artists. Merged with SRG in 2016. President and Founder Developed and implemented an astute and sustainable business model that effectively catered to the diverse needs of hundreds of artists and boutique labels. Held oversight for sales, administration, logistics and marketing for domestic and international sub-distribution partners in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Led, mentored and motivated talented personnel with a focus on signing new artists and labels, many from key competitors. Oversaw key client management and relationship development for dozens of independent labels, established artists and video studios. • Stunned the industry by orchestrating and signing a sub-distribution deal with the Universal Music Group, the largest record company in the world.

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Our web site - ABOUT THE SRG-ILS GROUP The SRG-ILS Group embraces new technologies and is at the forefront of business models that support artists and labels who want to fully participate in their careers, their recordings, and their publishing. SRG-ILS is comprised of an independent label, The SoNo Recording Group, and a sub distribution & label services firm both of which through a range of services are dedicated to redefining the relationship between music creators and the marketplace. SRG-ILS is partnered with the most influential company bringing music to the marketplace around the world, The Universal Music Group. The SoNo Recording Group was established in 2012 by entrepreneur, musician, and producer Claude Villani as an artist-oriented recording label. Our repertoire includes R&B icon Brian McKnight, legendary singer songwriter Gino Vannelli, award-winning vocal group Take 6, R&B Love King Raheem DeVaughn, R&B star Avant, Jazz empresario Michael Phillips, inspirational singer songwriter Mandy Harvey, sultry Hip-Hop/R&B singer and actress Brave Williams, Soul and R&B songstress Vivian Green, and Hawaiian / Reggae singer songwriter Anuhea. The SRG-ILS Group’s label services and distribution division is home to such diverse labels and artists as guitarist Eric Johnson’s Vortexan, legendary drummer Carmine Appice’s Rocker Records, the originator of Hick Hop Cowboy Troy, Jazz ingenue Diana Panton, singer songwriter Rachael Sage’s MPress Records, Kwame Holland’s Make Noise, Swedish Electronic due Dada Life, Reggae singer songwriter Mishka, and 90’s Alternative artist Heather Nova. The company is headquartered in Norwalk, CT with satellite offices in Los Angeles, CA and Toronto Canada. The executive staff includes Claude Villani; Group CEO, Michael Cusanelli; General Manager, Dominique Zgarka; Executive VP and Senior Advisor for Distribution Services, Charles Phillips; Key Shareholder and Strategic Advisor, and Ross Vannelli; Director of Publishing and Jay Reason; Senior Director, Label Catalog. Recently Craig Davis, former Vice President of Promotion at Capital Records and Vice President of Urban Promotion at Jive Records, joined SRG-ILS as a Senior Vice President. Producer, song writer, and musician Tim Kelley has joined the team as Head of A&R. Tim Kelley is one of the most successful and prolific executives in the history of the recording industry. As part of the production duo The Funktwons, Tim’s 25-year career has resulted in worldwide sales of almost a half billion albums, multiple Grammy Awards, and collaborations with the top artists and executives in the business.