Former President and CEO at industry giants Virgin Records, Warner Bros. Records and EMI North America. Phil personally signed artists including Linkin Park and Josh Groban, and worked on the careers of Coldplay, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sex Pistols, The Spice Girls, Janet Jackson and more. Phil Q was named Billboard's Music Executive of the Year in 2001, served on the Fender and Gibson Guitar Boards, served as the Vice-Chairman of the Grammy Foundation (Recording Academy) and remains one of the most senior executives in the entertainment industry.
TAYLOR JONES -CEO
Founder and CEO of The Hello Group, Taylor is a former Disney star, award-winning music and marketing executive, and international talent manager. With 12+ years in the business, Taylor has represented winners of The Voice Kids, Junior Eurovision, Pop Idol, Grammy Award-winning producers and songwriters, and has been involved in 20 Billboard #1 chart entries and 20+ gold, platinum and triple-platinum records (with BTS, SuperM, KAI, ITZY, Victon, Emma Heesters, THE9, Charlie Wilson, NCT 127). Taylor has worked with top-end brands and consulted for MCNs, industry veterans and tech startups, as well as brokering deals with the likes of Republic Records, Universal Music Group, Kobalt Music, HBO, Dreamworks, Warner Music and many more.Taylor sits on the Advisory Board of LabelRadar and is a music executive member of the Recording Academy (Grammys).
HEAD OF TALENT & BRAND PARTNERSHIPS
ED BREW -HEAD OF TALENT & BRAND PARTNERSHIPS
Ed has over 11 years of experience in the entertainment industry. Initially working extensively in the music industry with heavyweight brands such as Monstercat, Trap Nation and Disciple, Ed built a large network of contacts at all levels. A seasoned brand campaign consultant, he has worked with household names such as EA, Ubisoft, Hewlett Packard, Entertainment One, ISAWITFIRST, Audible and many more. At present, Ed develops and oversees a variety of tech projects including LabelRadar and Post For Rent, while also managing high profile social media influencers with a focus on diversifying their revenue streams.
KYRAN JONES -COO
COO and Executive Producer with over 6 years experience in entertainment and a strong background in sales, business strategy, and operations. Kyran worked directly alongside his brother since the start of Hello, quickly developing an eye for talent and artist development. Kyran heads up our operations, expansion opportunities and assists the CEO on all corporate matters. Additionally, Kyran oversees Hello's TV/film projects at Hello Pictures.
JAMES FABRICANT -BOARD ADVISOR
One of the original four founders of Myspace. James is a well respected and connected executive in the world of digital and tech. Since the sale of MySpace, Fabricant founded and enterprise social networking company IdeaPlane and most recentlyTuneMoji, a social media and video platform that is one of four companies in the world with global full catalog licenses with the major labels and publishers to combine music with videos and GIFs.
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT & PRODUCER
KYRAN UNDERHILL -EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT & PRODUCER
Kyran Underhill is an executive assistant to the partners at The Hello Group, working closely with Hello's priority clients. Kyran also works heavily on Hello Pictures projects as a producer and creative developer.
KAZ UTSUNOMIYA -BOARD ADVISOR
One of the most respected and famous music publishing executives in the world and former President of Virgin Music, EVP of Epic Records, and EVP of Virgin Records America. Kaz worked on global projects including One Direction and Little Mix in Asia, heavily contributing to 1D's success as the biggest boyband in that territory. He works with Queen, Nirvana, Arashi, and many others.
BILL GERBER -BOARD ADVISOR
Bill is known for producing A Star is Born (2018), Gran Torino (2008), A Very Long Engagement (2004), and Grudge Match (2013). As an executive he had a hand in dozens of movies including LA Confidential (1997), JFK (1991), You've Got Mail (1998), Heat (1995), The Perfect Storm (2000), Three Kings (1999), and The Harry Potter series. Gerber was nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture for A Star is Born and an Emmy for Outstanding Made for Television Movie for James Dean.
JIMMY O’MAHONY -BOARD ADVISOR
The former global CEO of one of the largest marketing agencies in the world, Saatchi & Saatchi for over 6 years - overseeing 114 offices in over 76 countries with more than 6,000 employees. Jimmy brings with him a wealth of experience and connections in the advertising and marketing world. Jimmy also spent 4 years as the Vice-Chairman of Wilshire Axon, a digital product and design company based in Los Angeles.
PARTNER, HEAD OF WORLDWIDE MUSIC
CORY RISKIN -PARTNER, HEAD OF WORLDWIDE MUSIC
Cory is an experienced global music agent and executive, who oversees all live touring and events at Hello Live. With over 12 years of experience in the industry working at major agencies including WME and APA, Cory has represented pop-stars and brands alike, having arranged and coordinated 100+ city world tours in the live & digital space. Cory is also a Partner at Hello Pictures, developing intellectual properties and overseeing production across all media platforms including film, television, music, theatre, publishing and digital.