The Beatport Group, the global leader in music for DJs, producers, and their fans, announced today their appointment of Matt Gralen to the position of Chief Financial Officer.
Matt most recently served as EVP of Corporate Development at UnitedMasters, a distribution platform for independent artists. Prior to joining UnitedMasters, Matt served as VP of Strategy & Operations at Mass Appeal, an entertainment company focused on hip-hop culture. He continues to serve as a Strategic Advisor to Mass Appeal, and is a mentor at the startup incubator Techstars Music. Matt started his career at investment firms Raine Group and Goldman Sachs, where he advised and invested in high-growth consumer, media and technology companies.
“Matt’s breadth of experience across the finance and media industries will have a huge impact on our leadership team and our ability to execute on our vision for the next few years”, said Robb McDaniels, CEO of the Beatport Group. “Beatport will continue to be acquisitive in the market as we expand our product suite to the global DJ community, which fits squarely within Matt’s mandate as group CFO.”
“It’s a real honor to join Robb and the rest of the incredible team at Beatport,” said Mr. Gralen. “I look forward to working across their world-class business ventures and helping grow The Beatport Group portfolio of businesses around the world.”
Mr. Gralen will be based in London.