Industry veterans Shari Bryant and Omar Grant have been named co-presidents of Roc Nation's record label, the Jay-Z founded company announced on Monday. The pair will be tasked with boosting the imprint's talent roster, while developing strategies for current signed artists.
"Shari and Omar love culture and all it encompasses," said Tyran Smith, president of A&R and a Roc Nation founder, in a press release. "Both are consummate professionals who understand and respect artists and their process. It’s an honor to work alongside and see them at the helm, poised to usher in the next Roc Nation generation."
The move marks a return to Jay-Z's orbit for Bryant, who began her career as an intern at his now-defunct Roc-A-Fella Records before moving on to roles at Roc-A-Fella parent Def Jam, as well as Atlantic Record and Warner Bros. She arrives at Roc Nation from Alamo Records, where she held the role of general manager and partner.