President and Chief Executive Officer,
Adam Klein brings more than 20 years of innovative thinking to eMusic with deep experience in digital media and strategic management. A highly experienced strategist, executive and leader, Klein has applied his expertise within the rapidly transforming media industry confronted by relentless advances in digital technology, consumer adoption and business model transitions. Over the decades he has helped both Fortune 500 and start-up companies drive sustainable competitive advantage and growth through constant innovation.
Immediately prior to eMusic, Klein was founder and CEO of the consulting firm Media Leader LLC, where he specialized in leading and supporting media businesses through transition. He continues to teach graduate students as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University School of Journalism.
Kleinís background includes work as a consultant as lead partner with Booz Allen Hamiltonís media practice, with Boston Consulting Group and his own company, Klein & Co. He also has held executive roles at AskJeeves.com, as president and chief operating officer; Hasbro, Inc., as executive vice president and president of global marketing; VideoEgg, Inc., as president; EMI Music, as executive vice president of strategy and business development, including Digital P&L; MTV Networks, as executive advisor to the chairman and CEO; and South African Broadcasting Corporation, as executive advisor to the CEO.
Born and raised in South Africa, Klein came to the U.S. in 1976 after a period of political exile due to his leadership in the anti-Apartheid movement. He spent his undergraduate years at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He later went on to obtain both an M.B.A.(1979) and Doctorate (1987) in change management from Harvard Business School, where he also lectured on strategy and general management.
Daniel C. Stein
President, JDS Capital; CEO, Dimensional Associates; Chairman,
A serial entrepreneur, Daniel Stein is president of JDS Capital Management, Inc., an investment firm based in New York that invests in private, public and distressed debt and equity. He is CEO of Dimensional Associates, the operating company that manages the private equity investments made by JDS. Dimensional owns a variety of digital media assets, including eMusic, The Orchard and Qwikker Technology, LLC. Stein is also currently Chairman and CEO of eMusic, a role he resumed in 2008 after having held it from 2003 to 2005 when Dimensional Associates acquired eMusic from Vivendi Universal's VUNet USA.
In 2002, Stein was CEO of TTR Technologies, a copy protection technology company, whose assets were sold to Macrovision (NASDAQ:MVSN). Stein was president of Javu Technologies from 2000-2001. Javu licenses software and services to corporations that store, manage, deliver or repurpose video assets. Prior to joining Javu, Stein was president, chief operating officer and director of the Wedding List Company from 1999-2000, an Internet company with retail outlets specializing in the wedding gift and registry business. The Wedding List was sold to Martha Stewart/Omnimedia in 2001.
In 1994, Stein founded Burly Bear Network, a company providing cable programming and online services to college students. From inception to 1999, Burly Bear became the largest college cable television network and online service, servicing eight million households throughout the country. Burly Bear was sold in 1997 to Lorne Michaels, owner of Broadway Video and creator and producer of Saturday Night Live. From 1992-1993 Stein worked in the executive-training program at retailer Lechters Housewares. Stein graduated from Cornell University in 1992.
Managing Director, Europe,
Madeleine Milne has overall responsibility for the development and marketing of eMusic's business in Europe. Since joining eMusic in 2006, Milne has many notable achievements, including management of the launch of eMusic's pan-European service in September 2006 and building a wide range of corporate partnerships. These efforts have helped establish the company as the number two digital music service in Europe. She was named one of Management Today's 35 Women under 35 for 2008.
Milne previously held several senior positions in the music industry, including Publishing Manager for Classic FM and Gramophone magazines at Haymarket Publishing, one of the UK's leading consumer and trade magazine publishers. Milne also served as Director of Masterprize, the world's pre-eminent competition for classical composition, which has become a major catalyst in the development of new music. At Masterprize, Milne was responsible for overseeing the International Composing Award, a worldwide initiative which is a partnership between Classic FM, EMI, The Gramophone, London Symphony Orchestra and America's National Public Radio.
Chief Technology Officer,
Richard brings over 20 years of experience in e-commerce, digital monetization, new media and product development to eMusic. He is recognized for his development of interactive and community features and has spent his career building and improving businesses by designing and implementing technology applications, while optimizing operations.
As Chief Technical Officer for eMusic, Richard leads eMusicís network operations, engineering and product development teams. Prior to eMusic, Richard held the position of Chief Executive Officer of ORCA Digital Services, Inc. Before joining ORCA, Richard was President of Creative Commerce, LLC, an investment and advisory firm. He continues to advise and invest in early stage companies through their subsidiary, cComm Direct, LLC.
Prior to these roles, Richard was a member of the senior management team at iVillage Inc., from pre-IPO through to the sale of iVillage Inc. to NBC Universal, where he held the rolls of CTO and SVP Product Development. During his tenure he managed technology, commerce, international operations, product development, business development and e-marketing.
Since 1999, he has focused on the Internet areas of content publishing, e-commerce, interactive features, community features and digital monetization. Prior to joining iVillage, Richard served as the Chief Information Officer of Kodak Polychrome Graphics, the Director of Information Technology for Sun Chemical Europe and a senior manager of Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).
Richard holds an MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business and a BS from Cornell University's School of Engineering.
Director of PR and Corporate Communications,
Tiffany oversees the companyís public relations and social media departments. Tiffany is a seasoned media relations strategist and has worked for leading online media companies and tech startups.
Prior to her role at eMusic, Tiffany developed and executed on the crisis communications program for LimeWire. She held the role of PR Director for LimeWire during the final chapters of the history making Arista Records LLC v. Lime Group LLC court case. Tiffany has worked both the client and agency side of the public relations world. While working at public relations agency, G.S. Schwartz & Co., Tiffany oversaw numerous online advertising accounts, including Omnicomís Star Marketing Group, and developed the launch strategy for tech upstarts.
Tiffany is a lover of both technology and music. She has a BA in Communications from Rowan University.