Taylor Jones is the Founder & CEO of The Hello Group. He is an award-winning, multi-dimensional entertainment executive, manager, A&R, agent, songwriter, executive producer, creative director, and showrunner. Overseeing THG's entire 15 division-wide operations, Taylor is an experienced leader with strong expertise in business strategy, global marketing initiatives, and project management across talent management, music, tv/film, publishing, digital, live, web3, and tech. As an A&R and talent manager, Taylor is globally recognized as a driving force in the global rise of K-Pop in today's pop culture and has placed songs resulting in 31 Billboard #1s and 60+ gold & platinum certifications for artists including BTS, SuperM, Victon, KAI (Exo), THE9, NCT 127, ITZY, TWICE, IVE, Cravity, Girls Generation, WayV and more.
Taylor has represented winners of The Voice Kids, Pop Idol, Eurovision, The Masked Singer, I Can See Your Voice, The Four, and currently manages a prominent roster of influencers, artists, songwriters, and producers. Taylor's direct roster includes MTV EMA Winner Emma Heesters (Republic Records), teenage popstar Rosie McClelland from The Ellen Show, the UK's most followed prankster Kristen Hanby (35M followers), dance-DJ sensation Matt Steffanina (30M followers), and multi-platinum producer/writers Alawn (SuperM, Flo Rida, NCT 127), Andy Love (T.X.T, SuperM, Super Junior, Girls Generation), Dyson (BTS, Astrid S, Loud Luxury) and Carlos Battey (Justin Bieber, Madonna, Got7, Charlie Wilson) to name a few.
Taylor sits on the Executive Committee of City of Hope's 'Future Hope' board, is an Advisory Board member of music tech company LabelRadar, is an executive member of the Recording Academy (Grammys), and a member of Music Biz. Taylor was awarded Entertainment & Multimedia 'CEO of The Year' two years running at the Global CEO of Excellence Awards (2021 & 2022) and was listed by Yahoo Finance in the 'Top 10 Entrepreneurs U30 to watch in 2021'.
PRESIDENT & CHAIRMAN
PHIL QUARTARARO - PRESIDENT & CHAIRMAN
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.
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.