Artist services and daily deals platform Hello Music, is stepping up its game with a major senior team expansion that includes the hiring of music industry and consumer product veterans Rick Camino as President; Will Urban as VP Programming/Business Development; and Bob Glaser, VP of Business Operations. Co-founder Zack Zalon remains chairman of Hello Music and the managing partner of lead investor Elevator Labs. Bios of the new executive team:
Rick Camino, President: Prior to Hello Music, Rick built and managed global consumer entertainment brands at Capitol Records / EMI for thirteen years where he worked with marquee media properties such as The Beatles, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Pink Floyd, The Beach Boys, Steve Miller Band, Bob Seger, Bonnie Raitt, Tina Turner, and the estates of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. In addition to creating new growth stories for established brands, Rick has also represented up-and-coming talent as an artist manager and has dedicated his career to helping musicians. Rick is an entrepreneur and has also held various executive roles at Disney Consumer Products and apparel retailer, The Gap. Will Urban, Vice President of Programming/Business Development: Will began his career as a professional musician while also composing music for television and film. Artists with whom Will has worked include Adrian Belew, Squeeze, The English Beat, TLC, The Smithereens, Goo Goo Dolls and Alanis Morrissette. Previous business roles include serving as vice president of Internet music startup MP3.com and software firm eLiberation. Throughout his career, Will has worked with numerous companies such as Napster, Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Apple, focusing on product, marketing and business development. Bob Glaser, Vice President of Business Operations: A serial entrepreneur with over twenty-five years in business operations, consumer services, retail and fulfillment, Bob was previously the founder and owner of the Glaser Group, a company formed to assist consumer goods brands, entertainment and events operators, with strategic, operational and product development needs. He was also a managing partner of Fresh Ice Hockey, a new web and mobile platform for aspiring athletes. Clients and customers throughout Bob's career have included Wal-Mart, Target, Disney Theme Parks, Disney Stores, Warner Brothers Studio Stores, CVS and Walgreens.