John Esposito Joins FLO As Senior Advisor

John Esposito

John Esposito

President and CEO of Warner Music Nashville, John Esposito, has just joined FLO as a senior advisor. FLO ( is a group headquartered in Nashville that partners with artists and entertainers with large audiences to help them build new business ventures.

The company was founded in 2011 by five core partners, business veterans Joe Galante, John Grady, Randy Wachtler, Ed Hardy, and Mark Montgomery, and its most recent project is the development and national rollout of Kenny Chesney‘s Blue Chair Bay Rum,  a product presently enjoying one of the best first-year performances of a new spirits business in the history of that industry.

Said Esposito, “I’m intrigued with the FLO model of taking artists beyond simple sponsorship and endorsement deals and helping them build their own companies, and in taking an active role in helping make Nashville the epicenter of the new music business. I am honored to be added to the list of phenomenal business men and women associated with FLO and look forward to what lies ahead.”

In addition to his current role at Warner Music Nashville, Mr. Esposito has served as President and CEO of WEA, Warner Music Group’s U.S sales and retail marketing arm, and as GM and Executive VP at Island/Def Jam Music Group. Esposito’s previous work includes PolyGram, The Wiz retail chain, and Mitsubishi Electronics America.


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