CFO/executive VP/GM, RED Distribution; executive VP/GM, Independent Online Distribution Alliance
Website: Redmusic.com, iodalliance.com
Lynn Hazan, as executive VP/GM of both RED Distribution and the Independent Online Distribution Alliance, oversees day-to-day operations for the biggest indie distribution operations in the United States. Hazan, who also serves as RED CFO, is involved in every aspect of running RED, from label acquisition to managing the business-to-business and finance departments. This year she saw oversaw the integration of IODA as RED's back end for the delivery of music to digital service providers. Other key accomplishments under her leadership include the continued growth of Dash Media, which provides online publicity, marketing and creative services to labels. Aside from her executive roles, Hazan hosts an internal seminar on women in business at RED, which assists women on their career paths at the company. She knows what the slow climb up the industry ladder is like: Once an intern at management company RZO, she has been a tour accountant for Lollapalooza and a CFO of RCA, and has worked with the international finance group at BMG.
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