Bob Roback, Former Yahoo Music Head, Named Isolation Network CEO

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Bob Roback, CEO of Isolation Network

Digital music veteran Bob Roback has been named CEO of INgrooves parent, Isolation Network. He replaces company founder and CEO Robb McDaniels who resigned in December 2014.

Roback comes from a background of well-branded companies to join Isolation Network, known for its behind-the-scenes role as an integral part of the music industry's digital pipeline infrastructure. Meanwhile, its INgrooves division is a growing force in independent music distribution that is also diversifying into other music industry revenue streams, including music publishing.

Roback first became known within music industry circles when he helped the late Dave Goldberg to found LAUNCH Media in 1994, according to the announcement of his appointment. When Launch was acquired by Yahoo in 2001, Roback became head of music at Yahoo until 2007. More recently, he was president of Fender Musical Instruments. Other stops along the way included founding Dashbox and co-founding the Media Farm.

"Throughout his career, Bob has successfully launched and led future facing companies that helped to push digital music and media businesses forward in innovative ways," Isolation Network chairman Jay Boberg said in a statement. "With our revenues now exceeding $150 million a year, we feel he is the perfect executive to lead our global executive team into our next phase of growth."

Roback holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School, according to the Isolation Network announcement.