Cullen is a Partner in Capstar Partners, a private investment company that participates in both the funding of early stage technology companies and traditional investments with a focus on media and real estate. THP Capstar, an affiliate of Capstar Partners, successfully acquired DMX in 2005 for $75 million. Cullen currently is the CEO of DMX, Inc.
Previously, Cullen served as a member of the Executive Team with Clear Channel (NYSE:CCU), acting as President of the International Division and as the Senior Vice President for Clear Channel Radio. In this role, he streamlined operations in all markets, developed and implemented systems and managed acquisitions.
Prior to joining Clear Channel, Cullen served as the President of the New Media division of AMFM (NYSE:AFM) where he supervised the systems, services and technology initiatives for AMFM including Katz Media Group, Prophet Systems, Galaxy, Star Performance and StarSystems. In the technology arena, he managed and secured buy-in for the development and installation of the Prophet digital audio system for all AMFM properties and continued sponsorship of the Galaxy unified Traffic, Billing, Inventory and Yield Management System.
Prior to AMFM, Cullen was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Capstar Broadcasting Partners (NYSE:CRB), where he successfully managed what was previously the largest radio broadcast company in the United States. Formed in 1996, the company became America’s largest owner of radio stations within 18 months. After a successful IPO in 1998, Capstar was merged into AMFM (NYSE:AFM) in 1999 and later into Clear Channel Communications. As COO, Cullen was part of the Capstar team that raised $2.1 billion of investment capital, negotiated numerous acquisitions and sales transactions, integrated multiple operating units, implemented management reporting systems and developed an efficient corporate infrastructure in a compressed time period.
Additionally, Cullen served as President and CEO of Gulfstar Broadcasting, where he managed the eight-station group into a $233,000,000 eighty-seven station asset. Prior to 1996, Cullen held various management positions within SFX, Capstar, Cox and Sterling Communications.
Cullen resides in Austin, Texas and is active in numerous civic and charitable organizations.
With more than 12 years experience in public practice and in various operational finance and corporate roles in television broadcasting and business services, Ray Berry provides seasoned international financial leadership grounded in operational efficiencies. As CFO, Ray shapes Muzak’s go-to-market pricing policies, manages financial reporting, and looks for opportunities to improve financial processes. Prior to joining Mood Media as Head of Finance in 2010, Ray served as Group Financial Controller for Transcom Worldwide, a global customer and credit management services provider, where he was responsible for FPA activities, mergers & acquisitions, financial operations and compliance. Prior to Transcom Worldwide, Ray led financial affairs for a Pay-TV start-up division within Modern Times Group, a media company with the largest geographical footprint in Europe. Ray oversaw the financial controls for managing year-over-year double-digit revenue growth, developed new business plans for new television channels and end-user pricing models and participated in structuring multi-year licensing arrangements with content rights holders. In the course of his career, Ray has spent time in 25 different countries worldwide, a rich perspective offering a wide range of best practices. Ray holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Birmingham (UK), and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
On Ray’s iPod – Mostly UK Indie bands such as Stone Roses, Idlewild, Charlatans, James, Inspiral Carpets, Libertines and Babyshambles.
Executive Vice President, Local Sales and Marketing
Ken Eissing brings a proven track record of success from his nearly 20 years of leadership experience in varied industry leading B2B and B2C service businesses. As Executive Vice President, Local Sales and Marketing for Mood Media Muzak, Ken is focused on expanding Muzak’s SMB, QSR, and A/V Systems businesses across North America.
Prior to joining Mood Media Muzak, Ken served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Transworld Systems, Inc., North America’s leading SMB focused receivables management business, with full operating and general management responsibility for the business. Under Ken’s leadership, Transworld transformed it’s product portfolio and experienced record growth in revenues and earnings. Prior to Transworld, Ken served in a variety of marketing, sales, and product delivery leadership roles at AT&T.
Ken holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a Bachelors of Science in Finance & Economics from the State University of New York at Albany. Ken has also completed executive education programs at Thunderbird, the University of Southern California, and the Center for Creative Leadership and is an alumnus of AT&T’s exclusive Executive Development Program.
On Ken’s iPod: A diverse mix to satisfy any mood, including Classic Rock, Modern Country, 80s Metal, Soft Rock and Hip Hop. Favorites artists include Zeppelin, U2, Petty, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band, Metallica, AC/DC, Jimmy Buffett, Neil Diamond and Eminem.
As President of Mood Media North America, with oversight of the combined company’s Major Account Sales and Visual Solutions, Mark brings more than 15 years of business development and senior leadership experience in the music and entertainment industry to Muzak and Mood Media. In his role, Mark focuses on the acquisition and development of new major national and global accounts, the expansion of our digital signage/visual solutions practice as well as the overall management of the Mood Media North America division (previously known as Trusonic). Prior to joining Mood Media in 2008, he served as Chief Operating Officer of LiveUniverse, a network of 30+ online entertainment properties with over 40 million users. He also served as Senior Vice President of Business Development for Fun Technologies (an online gaming company listed on the London and Toronto stock exchanges which was sold to Liberty Media in 2006 at a valuation in excess of $400M). At Fun Technologies, he co-founded SkillJam.com (now known as Worldwinner.com), the Internet's largest online pay-to-play gaming company with over 30 million registered members. During this time, Mark structured the Company's digital media partnerships with eBay, Disney, AOL and Microsoft. In the 1990s, Mark was Vice President of A&R and Sales for K-tel International, the music industry's largest compilation company, where he executive produced over 150 music compilations and received a Billboard music award and RIAA Gold record. Mark is currently a voting member of the Recording Academy Grammy awards as well as the Latin Grammy awards.
On Mark’s iPod: Highlights include “Root Down” by the Beastie Boys, “Heart of Gold” by Neil Young, “Follow the Leader” by Eric B & Rakim, “Stranglehold” by Ted Nugent and “Baby Come Back” by Player.
Executive Vice President, Operations & Customer Support
James McFelea brings more than three decades of experience in senior operational leadership positions to his role as EVP, Operations & Customer Support. He has consistently demonstrated the ability to make dramatic improvements in all facets of service delivery and customer support.
Prior to joining Muzak, James most recently served as Senior Vice President of Operations at Ambit Energy, recognized in 2010 by Inc. Magazine as the Fastest Growing Company in the U.S. While at Ambit Energy, he helped build an operations platform that was able to successfully support Ambit’s dramatic customer growth. Prior to Ambit Energy, he held operational executive positions at XO Communication, Birch Telecom, Excel Communications and AT&T.
James received his Bachelors of Science degree in business from Indiana University Southeast.
On James' iPod:60s and 70s classic rock and country and western music including John Denver, Neil Diamond, Simon and Garfunkel, and George Strait.
With more than 20 years experience in corporate law, Dee Ward manages Muzak legal affairs, including strategic risk management, legal compliance, litigation management and company transactions with clients, suppliers and licensors. Prior to joining Muzak, Dee represented media, technology and manufacturing companies in transactional matters. She also served as Senior Counsel for Glenayre Electronics and as in-house counsel and Channel Marketing Manager for American Express. Recognized for her innovative, practical approach and her ability to partner within the business to identify new opportunities and navigate potential challenges, Dee plays a critical role in supporting the revenue and growth objectives of Muzak while minimizing risks. In her own words, her focus is to make sure that Muzak does the right thing – for our customers, our employees, our shareholders, our licensors and the artists whose music gives us a richer life experience. Dee completed her undergraduate work at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, and she earned her JD at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
On Dee's iPod: Everything – classic/contemporary rock, pop, blues, R&B, jazz – you name it!