(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Isolation Network, Inc., parent company of INgrooves Fontana and INscribe Digital, a leading provider of digital distribution, marketing and promotion services to the global music and book publishing communities, announced today that it has appointed industry veteran Vincent Freda to the position of Chief Operating Officer. The announcement was made today by Founder & CEO, Robb McDaniels. In his new role, Mr. Freda will spearhead the combined operations of the company’s three business units, oversee the ongoing expansion of the company’s ONE Digital Distribution platform, and assist Mr. McDaniels with oversight of the Finance and Engineering groups.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Freda spent over two decades at Universal Music Group, most recently as Executive Vice President of Digital Logistics & Business Services, a position he held since 2004. In this role, Mr. Freda was instrumental in establishing UMG’s technology relationship with INgrooves that has seen INgrooves’ ONE Digital platform become the backbone of UMG’s digital distribution infrastructure in North America. Prior to that, Mr. Freda served as Senior Vice President of Common Label Operations at UMG, where he was responsible for centralizing label activities resulting from the merger of UMG and PolyGram. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Isolation Network since 2008, when Universal Music Group (UMG) made a strategic investment in the company.
“As a demanding client and an enthusiastic Chairman of the Board, Vinnie has provided crucial advice and guidance as we have aggressively grown the Company over the past four years,” said Mr. McDaniels in making the announcement. “Having him fully integrated into the parent Company on a full time basis will enable him to contribute on an even greater level to our continued success.”
Mr. Freda commented: “Under Robb’s leadership, Isolation Network has grown exponentially over the past few years, becoming a major force with its recent acquisition of Fontana Distribution. I look forward to working yet more closely with Robb and the entire team at the Company as we continue our global expansion in multiple facets of media marketing and delivery. We have assembled all of the pieces for an even more exciting period of future growth.”
Mr. Freda’s career in the music industry began in 1988 when he joined Warner Bros. Records as Manager of Recording Administration. He moved to MCA Music Entertainment Group in 1989 where he rose to the position of Vice President of Administration. In this role, Mr. Freda revolutionized operations by developing the first integrated cost-tracking and product-scheduling systems ever used by MCA’s group of labels. In 1996, he was named Senior Vice President of Business Operations for MCA Records.
Mr. Freda holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He will split his time between Isolation Network’s San Francisco headquarters and INgrooves Fontana’s Los Angeles offices.