Chief Executive Officer
CEO of The Orchard since February 2010, Brad Navin brings more than 17 years of experience in the ever-evolving landscape of digital music and media. Prior to being named CEO, Brad served as Vice President and General Manager of the company, which he joined in 2003. Brad’s immersion in digital media and intellectual property management came when he joined Digital Club Network, a pioneer in digital music, as the Vice President of Music and Programming. Prior to that, Brad worked across all sectors of the music industry at companies such as William Morris Agency and Invasion Group. Brad is currently a board member of Next Big Sound. He is a sucker for a song with a good hook and is very proud of the fact that his son’s first earworm was “Yellow Submarine.”
Founder & Chief Creative Officer
Richard Gottehrer is the Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer of The Orchard. Richard began his career in the music industry as a songwriter, penning classics such as "My Boyfriend's Back" and "I Want Candy" and was an artist in the 1960s pop group, The Strangeloves. In 1966, he co-founded leading independent record label Sire Records with fellow luminary Seymour Stein. Later, Richard went on to make a name as a multi-platinum producer for well-known music acts, including Blondie, The Go-Go's, The Raveonettes and Joan Armatrading before co-founding The Orchard in 1997. Today, as head of Blue Horizon Records, one of The Orchard’s premier labels, Richard supervises recordings of The Black Angels, Scoundrels and Dion. He also produces The Dum Dum Girls for Sub Pop. His motto is, and has always been "Move forward, even in times of adversity. Move forward."
Executive Chairman, The Orchard & CEO, Dimensional Associates
Executive Chairman of The Orchard, Daniel Stein is a serial entrepreneur and media executive. His involvement with The Orchard comes from his position as CEO of Dimensional Associates, a holding company that owns interests in a variety of digital media assets, including The Orchard, eMusic and Qwikker Technology, LLC. Prior to Dimensional Associates and The Orchard, Danny served as CEO of TTR Technologies, a copy protection technology company; President of Javu Technologies, a software and services licensing company for video assets; and President, COO and Director of the Wedding List Company. In 1994, Danny founded Burly Bear Network, which became the largest college cable television network and online service in the United States and was sold in 1997 to Lorne Michaels, owner of Broadway Video and creator and producer of Saturday Night Live. Danny graduated from Cornell University in 1992.
Chief Operating Officer
As COO, Colleen oversees all client-facing departments for the company’s global digital and physical distribution business, including Client Relations, Acquisition & Retention, Sales & Marketing, and Film, TV & Advertising. She also oversees the UK and European teams. Prior to joining The Orchard, Colleen was Senior Vice President, International of ADA Global. She spent 12 years in London, expanding her international marketing role with Rykodisc and Palm Pictures. Colleen got her start in the music industry in Elektra Records’ international department. She is the proud owner of a ridiculously huge and eclectic record collection (with a particular focus on the New Romantic era) as well as a tattered and tattooed passport, having traveled to some countries no longer found on modern maps in the pursuit of music.
Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer, Josh oversees product strategy and technology design, engineering, content management and delivery systems for The Orchard. Josh first started to build the Product Development team in 2009 and orchestrated a new structure for The Orchard’s development methodologies and engineering tactics. Prior to The Orchard, Josh managed North East Product Management at T-Mobile, and served as developer at Cingular Wireless, where he was an integral part in developing their engineering dashboards. Josh holds a BS in Information Systems & Economics from Carnegie Mellon. He has been collecting records since his early teens and proudly displays an old school record player in his office, despite being surrounded by digital every day.
SVP & General Counsel
As General Counsel, Alexis Shapiro oversees all legal affairs and risk management at The Orchard and supervises new business initiatives. Prior to joining the company in 2008, Alexis served as Senior Associate at Pryor Cashman LP for 6 years, and is a member of the New York City Bar Association. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Smith College and an LLM from Boston College Law School. Alexis plays the piano - but has a long-standing secret wish to play guitar - and listens to just about every kind of music, with a weakness for good old fashioned rock.
Founder & VP, International
Scott Cohen, Co-Founder and VP, International of The Orchard, began his music career in the late 1980s in independent and major label artist management. Over the years, Scott has earned a reputation as a well-recognized public speaker and lecturer, traveling the world sharing his experience and insight into the digital age and its new business models. In addition to building The Orchard’s distribution business, Scott oversees Orchard Management, which manages the careers of The Raveonettes, Dum Dum Girls, Deer Tracks, and Queen Kwong, and advises a host of other established and emerging artists. He is also a visiting professor at London Metropolitan University, and sits on the BPI Council. Scott is a minimalist and strict vegan. That means no meat, fish, cheese, milk, honey, leather, wool, or anything else derived from an animal.