Highly motivated, hard working individual, skilled in talent recruiting, marketing, relationship building, financial management and mentoring. Superior communication and interpersonal skills.
Award winning, accomplished Executive with solid experience managing all levels of multiple projects including budgeting and administration with demonstrated ability to deliver mission-critical results.
Launched a start up company for Disney. Put together business plan, projected revenue streams, staffed the company. Mentored a staff of 8. Implemented business plan, negotiated contracts, Oversaw day to day operations of the company. Produced results. Secured copyrights that we extremely profitable, resulting in several #1 hit singles and won numerous awards.
At Sony, Oversaw budgets, recording projects worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Responsible for recruiting talent, facilitating production of records, liaison between high profile recording artists, their managers and the record label. Worked under time constrictive deadlines in high pressure situations, where discretion and confidentiality was a must.
Responsibilities included overseeing production of records for artists signed to Sony Nashville, including Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, The Pistol Annie's, Kix Brooks, Martina McBride, The Henningsen's and others. Also, served as a talent scout for the company, looking for new talent to sign to the label.
Placed million selling songs, and #1 songs on albums, including "Mama's Broken Heart" for Miranda Lambert. Oversaw recording projects that were hugely successful creating large revenue streams for the company. Worked in conjunction with other departments, such as marketing, and promotion to execute plans to launch new artists and projects.
Managed, mentored and inspired three other employees in my department.
Recruited to start up Nashville publishing division for Disney. Oversaw day to day operations of the company, managed employees and 8 staff writers. This included developing business plan, marketing, creating and working within budgets, creative thinking, and execution of plan.
Worked closely with and mentored songwriters and staff. Other duties included marketing/pitching songs to recording artists, producers, and record labels in securing recordings on album projects.
In a fast paced, highly competitive market, was able to secure copyrights totaling millions of dollars, and helped division to become highly successful, winning multiple awards, and #1 songs.
Managed team of 18 professional songwriters, and 5 staff. Was responsible for working closely with and nurturing talented, up and coming songwriters, securing recordings on major label artists. Networking and nurturing relationships was a huge part of this business. I served as mentor to new hires, connected songwriters and artists to collaborate, and grew the business exponentially, creating millions of dollars of income, and eventually increasing the value of the company significantly.
Working with songwriters and staff exploiting the country music catalog and securing cuts on major label recording artists. Was responsible for several #1 songs, award winning songs, and million selling songs.
Began this golf tournament in order to raise money for local charities. Started from the ground up, secured sponsors, location, volunteers and celebrities to participate and donate to the golf tournament. A day long event, with over 500 participants by 1997, including a live concert event and silent auction.I did this in addition to my full time job at the Music Mill. We raised over $100,000 for local charities including Child Abuse Prevention of Tennessee, and YANA (a shelter for battered women).
Oversaw day to day operations of recording studio. Duties included booking the studio, working closely with musicians and producers, billing, accounting, marketing, front desk management.
Served as personal assistant to country artist Wynonna Judd. Duties included scheduling, travel, personal accounting/bill paying, working in conjunction with her management company of her professional appearances, keeping track of her calendar, providing monthly expense reports and tax records for her business manager and accountant, running her household, hiring contractors, cleaning service, landscapers, etc.
3 years of Mass Communications classes with emphasis on music and television.
One year at MTSU studying Mass Communications, with a minor in Recording Industry Management.
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