Jonas Group Entertainment has announced that music industry power player Phil Guerini has joined the team as CEO, effective immediately.
Based in Nashville, Guerini will be at the helm of Jonas Group Entertainment. The company was founded in 2005 by Kevin Jonas, Sr., who was managing his sons, Grammy-nominated, multi-Platinum selling group Jonas Brothers. Jonas Group Entertainment now houses entertainment, publishing, and marketing divisions, with offices in Nashville and Charlotte, North Carolina.
Guerini last oversaw music strategy for Disney Channels Worldwide networks, alongside all aspects of Radio Disney and Radio Disney Country. He played a vital role within three divisions and five businesses of The Walt Disney Company with highlights that include spearheading the development and launch of the annual Radio Disney Music Awards in 2013, and reimagining Radio Disney’s highly-acclaimed artist development program Next Big Thing (NBT). Prior to that he spent time in roles at radio stations in Miami and Atlanta, in addition to record labels like MCA Records, A&M Records, Chrysalis Records, and East West Records. He launched his career as a staff writer for the Miami Herald.
“Life is truly an unpredictable blessing and every once in a while, we’re lucky enough to experience a full circle moment. I’ve been extremely fortunate to have spent the last 28+ years of my career with the world’s leader in family entertainment, The Walt Disney Company, and I plan to bring that knowledge and experience to Jonas Group Entertainment,” Guerini says. “This dynamic organization is boldly redefining diversified management and the entertainment business model by integrating music, strategic partnerships, and content creation all done with a purpose. I had the honor of first meeting the Jonas family and working with Kevin, Joe, and Nick back in 2005, so it is extremely special that I now get to join forces with Kevin Jonas, Sr. to build something that I feel will be extraordinary. I want to thank Kevin Sr. and Jonas Group Entertainment for giving me this amazing opportunity. It feels like a homecoming and I’m very excited to begin this next chapter.”
“It is a great honor to have Phil Guerini join us as CEO of Jonas Group Entertainment. He has been an instrumental part of my family’s journey and was an early supporter of my sons before they experienced their tremendous success,” recalls Jonas, Sr., founder and chairman of Jonas Group Entertainment. “Phil is a force of nature; a true entertainment professional; a developer of talent and opportunities; a wealth of knowledge and experience; and a personal friend. Matching our current projects and talent with his tremendous leadership will assist in bringing Jonas Group Entertainment into its finest days. I am confident that we will move forward into incredible things with Phil leading the way.”
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