Interim CEO (Co-Founder & General Counsel)
Matt was a Co-Founder of Isolation Network, Inc., and is currently the Company’s General Counsel. He oversees the Legal & Business Affairs, Corporate Development and Human Resources groups, as well as mergers & acquisitions and equity & debt financing. He previously also served as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer and was instrumental in the closing of several private equity rounds, including investments by Shamrock Capital and Universal Music Group, and the acquisition of Fontana Distribution LLC.
Before working as an executive, Matt worked as a corporate lawyer from 1995 until 2002. He has worked on dozens of mergers, acquisitions, private equity financings and IPOs as both company and underwriters’ counsel during his career. Matt received his law degree, magna cum laude, from Stetson University in 1995 and his B.A. in Finance, summa cum laude, from the University of South Florida in 1992.
EVP, General Manager
A seasoned player in the independent music distribution space, Amy Dietz’s expertise in both traditional and emerging music revenue streams makes her a perfect fit for INgrooves. Amy began her career in music with Title Wave, a Minneapolis mom-and-pop record and video outfit where she learned the retail business from head to toe. She joined to INgrooves after her tenure with Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) where she rose from a regional advertising manager to Vice President of Label and Artist Development. While at ADA, she took an active role in developing and managing the company’s label partner services including global physical and digital distribution, merchandise sales, direct-to-consumer sales, general sales and marketing.
SVP Artist Services (INresidence)
Bryan began his career at Sony Music as a College Rep & Field Marketing Rep before moving to Universal Music Group Distribution in 1998 as an Artist Development Representative.Shortly thereafter, he moved to LA to run the field team as Director of Artist Development working closely with Interscope, A&M, Geffen & Dreamworks Records. He oversaw successful marketing campaigns of a diverse array of acts including Weezer, Beck, 50 Cent, Game, No Doubt, Jimmy Eat World, All American Rejects, AFI, Eminem, and many more. In 2005 he was asked to establish and run marketing & label management as Vice President of Marketing at the newly formed Fontana Distribution. As Senior Vice President of Label & Artist Development at INgrooves, he has overseen a wide range of areas including Label Management, Marketing & Label Services, Product Development & D2C, Partnerships & Brand Marketing, A&R, International, Branding and more.
SVP, Rights Services
As head of INgrooves’ rights services division, Olivier oversees the music publishing, neighboring rights and licensing divisions.
Prior to joining INgrooves, Olivier was President of VP Records and Greensleeves Publishing. During his stint at VP Records, Olivier worked with Sean Paul and albums by The Black Eyed Peas, No Doubt, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Chris Brown, DJ Diplo and Rihanna among others.
Before VP Records, Olivier was the founder of The Reel Factory, an integrated video production and marketing company that developed projects for studios, networks and brands such as Nike, Heineken, MTV, Pearl Jam, among others.
Olivier started his career as a session bass player and record producer before joining Sony Music and BMG Entertainment. He holds a Masters in International Business from Columbia University and a B.A. from Haverford College.
SVP & Managing Director, International
Prior to joining INgrooves in 2009, Alex was with RoyaltyShare Inc., where he served as a consultant during the transition period after they acquired the assets of Broad Street Digital, where Branson served as Vice President, Sales and Marketing. He was part of the original management team of Rightsrouter, the previous incarnation of Flowphonics (later Broad Street Digital), during the period when they ran the Musicindie project for the UK record label trade body, AIM. Earlier on, Mr Branson managed the licensing operations for the Nokia music service "Music Recommenders" as part of the team at UK agency Frukt Music.
Global Business Development & Strategy
Dave leads the Global Business Development & Strategy efforts at INgrooves. Soon after graduating from Villanova University’s College of Commerce and Finance, he began his career at Price Waterhouse in Philadelphia. He later found himself advising IPO clients in Silicon Valley. That position led Dave to become involved with ITU Ventures, which invested in early stage technology companies that were emerging from college and university campuses.
His work attracted the attention of Universal Music Group (“UMG”), and he was invited to join their new business analysis division. In 2004, UMG decided to diversify their distribution model to super serve developing and independent artists leading to the creation of a brand new independent distribution division, Fontana. Zierler ultimately became Fontana’s first employee, creating its financial infrastructure and working on all of its major deals. Dave joined INgrooves in 2008.