Music and technology company, Q&A – founded by Troy Carter (Spotify, Atom Factory), J Erving (Human Re Sources, Atom Factory) and Suzy Ryoo (Atom Factory, OMD) – has announced a host of new appointments. The company has confirmed Clarissa Reformina as its vice president of creator services, Ray Kurzeka as vice president of digital strategy and Austin Hurwitz as vice president of music operations.
These new appointments come on the back of recent steps towards growth and innovation for the company, following the hires of Tim Luckow (Stem, GHouse) as chief product officer, Phillip Eubanks (Spotify) as chief operating officer and Marc Hemeon (Facebook, YouTube) as head of design.
Prior to joining Q&A, Reformina has worked for both CAA and Paradigm. Kurzeka joins Q&A from Universal where he most recently led the commercial team at Caroline/Capitol. In addition, Hurwitz spent the last five years as the content acquisitions manager for Amazon Music.
Speaking about the appointment, Reformina said: "Troy has created Q&A at a time where technology is the epicenter of music consumption and reach for artists. I am excited to join the new ecosystem of Q&A working alongside artists and building unique and creative ways to grow their business worldwide."
Kurzeka continued: "It's an incredible opportunity to join Q&A in these early stages and bring my expertise to the table to help Troy, J, and the Q&A team build the company into a major player in the business. I have always admired their approach to business and artist development, and they have already curated a roster of very talented creators. That element, combined with the forward-thinking approach of tech integration and artist entrepreneurship will prove to be successful in the ever-changing landscape of the music business."
Hurwitz concluded: “I am thrilled to be joining the Q&A team during an exciting time of growth in the music industry. Alongside my colleagues I look forward to building an ecosystem to better help artists flourish in this ever-changing landscape.”