Grabs vets from All Music Guide, Musicmatch.
Muze has beefed up its management staff, bringing aboard two veterans from the All Media Guide and one from MusicMatch.
The New York-based information company, which was acquired in May by Enterprise Partners Venture Capital, has appointed William Caid as chief information and technology officer; Lonnie Chenkin, executive VP of corporate development, and Rob Lensman as senior VP of business development and sales.
Caid and Chenkin join Thomas Goldsworthy, Muze's COO, as part of the company’s senior management team. Goldsworthy joined Muze in 1999, and prior to that he worked investment banking at J.P. Morgan Chase, Drexel Burnham Lambert and Deutsche Bank/Bankers Trust.
The senior management staff report to Bill Stensrud, a managing director of Enterprise Partners, who in late June was appointed Muze CEO, replacing the company founder Paul Zullo, who left the company.
Before joining Muze, Caid most recently was Yahoo VP of music engineering and before that senior VP of engineering and internet at MusicMatch. Chenkin most recently served as executive VP of corporate development at Alliance Entertainment Corp., where his responsibilities included strategic inititiaves for the All Media Guide, Muze’s main competitor. Prior to that, Chenkin was chief operating officer at Premier Sports & Entertainment Group. Lensman also jumped ship from All Media Guide, where he was VP of sales. At Muze, he reports to Chenkin.
Enterprise Partners Venture Capital manages about $1 billion in portfolio assets, including many companies that either provide technology to the wireless industry or deliver electronic content. At the time of the acquisition, the company said it planned to invest in growth. With the latest appointments, and with planned significant investments in global data expansion and information technology, Muze is aiming to become the global leader in entertainment information services, Stensrud said in a statement.