ole Promotes Chris Giansante to Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration

Chris Giansante, Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration, ole
TORONTO, ON (September 27 2016) – ole the world’s fastest-growing, independent publishing and rights management company, announced today that Chris Giansante has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration. In this newly created position, Giansante will oversee and set the strategic direction and accountability framework for the combined global Finance and Administration teams. He will report to ole CEO and Chairman Robert Ott.

“This move comes as part of an ongoing modernization of our Finance & Admin functions, which is critical to ensuring that we remain at the leading-edge of rights management,” said Mr. Ott. “ole also continues to invest heavily in proprietary technologies that underpin our client service-oriented culture.”

Giansante will also oversee strategy for IT assets associated with ole’s Finance & Administration and Conductor, the company’s proprietary data analytics and BI system. Conductor is a powerful, data conforming and analytics tool that brings intelligence to the management of ole and client IP in every IP vertical. The tool has evolved recently to enable complex data partnerships with third parties.

“I’m looking forward to evolving ole’s delivery of world-class client service to ole stakeholders inside and out,” said Giansante. “We are constantly seeking new and innovative ways to deliver the very best possible service to our partners in these rapidly changing times.”

Since joining ole in 2010, Giansante has held roles in ole’s Acquisitions department where he worked on several important transactions including the Acquisition of Sony Pictures’ assets. Most recently, he served as VP Administration where he effected significant modernization of ole’s approach.

Prior to ole, Giansante served in an analyst capacity at RBC Capital Markets, and with firms in the automotive and environmental technologies sectors. In 2010, he was hired by ole as a Financial Analyst in the company's Acquisitions department, earning a promotion to Senior Analyst in 2013. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in 2008 and his MBA in 2010, both from the University of Windsor. He is also a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario as a CPA, CMA.

About ole:

ole is one of the world’s foremost rights management companies with investments of over $550M in music intellectual property (IP). Founded in 2004, with operations in Toronto, Nashville, New York, Los Angeles and London, ole is engaged in IP acquisitions, creative development, and worldwide rights management. The ole catalog includes over 55,000 songs and 60,000 hours of TV and film music across all genres. Copyrights under ole’s control include songs recorded by artists such as the Backstreet Boys, Beyoncé, Blake Shelton, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, Michael Jackson, One Direction, Rihanna, Rush, Taylor Swift, and Timbaland.

ole controls substantial A/V music and secondary rights including catalogs from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Entertainment One, MGM, Miramax, Nelvana, and Nu Image/Millennium, as well as an extensive production music library of over 750,000 tracks including Jingle Punks, Cavendish Music, 5 Alarm Music, MusicBox, Nelvana Production Music, Auracle, and Cue.

ole is committed to the creative development of its 120+ staff songwriters, legacy writers, and composers and adding value to our catalogs and client catalogs. Current ole writers include Timbaland, Tyler Farr, Josh Dorr, Gord Bamford, Brett Jones, Jeremy Stover, Phil O’Donnell, Jordan Davis, and Ian Thornley. ole has ongoing ventures with Last Gang Publishing, Roots Three Music, Jackoby Publishing, and most recently, ole-Bluestone Publishing, ole’s venture with global hitmaker Timbaland. ole’s legacy catalogs and writers include Max Webster, Coney Hatch, and Ian Thomas.

ole also operates a robust label services arm under the umbrella of ole label services. The division includes Anthem Entertainment Group, the label home of Rush, Big Wreck, Ian Thornley, Steven Page, The Tea Party. Anthem Legacy includes; Max Webster, Ian Thomas, and artist development label red dot, which has developed and up-streamed artists including Charlie Worsham, Haley Reinhart, Josh Dorr, Sam Grow, and Jordan Davis.

ole Digital is a full YouTube MCN partner for all media with over 11B views across publishing, masters and A/V to date.

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