Chief Strategy Officer
Will is an entertainment executive who is passionate about culture, technology and helping artists do what they do best. Whether it’s working with tech companies to navigate the entertainment world, producing first-of-their-kind immersive events, or discovering and championing Grammy-nominated recording artists, he has a track record of 10+ years developing and nurturing businesses and bringing those projects to fans and artists in new ways. In 2015 he was included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Music List.
The through-line of Will’s career has been Cantora, a company that he co-founded in 2005 in order to put out the first release from MGMT. Over the next 10+ Cantora grew from a “dorm room business” to launching world-renowned artists, producing hundreds of live events and developing leading entertainment technologies.
Will has helped build other businesses along the way, too. From bringing Kanye West to the stage as talent buyer of Williamsburg venue Brooklyn Bowl to developing tech start ups in what TIME called a “music-culture-cool tech fund,” will is at his best when he has the creative freedom to draw from music, art and tech. More recently Will helped launch Public Arts, a multi-disciplinary performance venue at Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel.