Townsquare is a community-focused digital media, digital marketing solutions and radio company focused outside the top 50 markets in the U.S. Our assets include:
Townsquare Interactive, a digital marketing services business providing websites, search engine optimization, social platforms and online reputation management for over 20,000 small businesses across the U.S.
Mr. Wilson joined Townsquare in September 2010 and previously served as Co-Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President and Chief Content & Digital Officer of the Company. Prior to joining Townsquare, Mr. Wilson was President of AOL Media from 2006 to May 2010 where he had overall responsibility for AOL's global content strategy. In his nine years at AOL, he also served in a number of roles including President, AOL Programming & Studios and Executive Vice President; and under his leadership, AOL's content sites grew to reach more than 75 million monthly unique visitors domestically and over 150 million worldwide.
Prior to joining AOL in 2001, Mr. Wilson served as Senior Vice President for Worldwide Marketing at Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG), which he joined in 1992, and was responsible for worldwide marketing including artist, digital and non-traditional marketing across more than 50 countries for the world's biggest artists including Dave Matthews Band, OutKast, Foo Fighters, Whitney Houston, Annie Lennox, Santana and numerous major recording artists over his tenure at BMG. Mr. Wilson started his career at BMG subsidiary Arista Records under the guidance of Clive Davis and Richard Sanders, where he was a product manager working with artists across numerous genres including Notorious B.I.G., TLC, Sarah McLachlan, Kenny G and Spiritualized.
Mr. Wilson won an Emmy Award in 2006 for the record setting Live 8 program and was named to the Hollywood Reporter's "Digital Power List" in 2008, which profiles the 50 people who most influence the creation and distribution of content online. In addition, he was profiled in Crain's New York Business' "40 under Forty" and Billboard's "Power Players" in Digital Entertainment in 2005, as well as Hollywood Reporter's "Next Generation" in 2003, and Radio Ink's "Most Powerful in Radio" in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Mr. Wilson was voted the Radio Board Chair of the National Association of Broadcasters ("NAB") in June 2021, after serving on the Executive Board of the NAB since 2020 and previously serving as a NAB Board Member. Mr. Wilson was also recently recognized as 2021 "Executive of The Year" by Radio Ink.
Mr. Wilson graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a B.A. in economics and a B.S. in business management and earned a M.B.A. with honors in finance and marketing from Rutgers University's Graduate School of Management.
Mr. Rosenstein co-founded Townsquare in 2010. Prior to co-founding the Company, Mr. Rosenstein was previously the owner and managing principal of AMG Financial, a private lending firm that extended financing and provided collateralized loans and other services principally to the real estate industry. Prior to founding AMG Financial in 2005, he co-founded LiveWire Ventures in 1998 with Mr. Price and served as the company's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PriCellular Corporation. Mr. Rosenstein started his career at Ernst & Young and was a senior manager at the firm until leaving to join PriCellular in 1990. Mr. Rosenstein earned his B.S. magna cum laude in Business Administration (Accounting) from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. Josephs joined Townsquare in March 2013 and has led the Company's efforts in pursuit of non-traditional acquisition opportunities. Previously, Mr. Josephs was a Managing Director at MESA Securities, an investment bank solely focused on the media and entertainment industry. While at MESA, he sourced and led advisory and financing opportunities for early and growth stage clients. Prior to MESA, he spent ten years in the investment banking divisions of Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch executing mergers and acquisitions as well as financing transactions for large cap media and entertainment companies. During his tenure as an investment banker he executed transactions for clients such as Cablevision, Liberty Media, McClatchy, The Thomson Corporation, Univision, Viacom, Vivendi, and YP Holdings. He was named to the Multichannel News 2013 Money All Star list. Mr. Josephs received a BBA, with Distinction, from the University of Michigan Business School.
Mr. Schatz co-founded Townsquare in 2010. Prior to co-founding the Company, Mr. Schatz spent nearly a decade advising companies on valuations, mergers and acquisitions, and capital raises. Most recently he worked in Bear Stearns' Technology, Media & Telecom Investment Banking Group where he was responsible for the execution of mergers and acquisitions and capital raising transactions for clients such as Freescale, NTELOS, Cablevision, Digitas and Valassis Communications. Prior to joining Bear Stearns, Mr. Schatz worked as an associate at Brown Brothers Harriman in its Mergers and Acquisitions Group where he was primarily responsible for advising owners of closely held firms in various industries, including: health care services, medical technology, telecom services, marketing & information services and other outsourced business services. Mr. Schatz began his career as an analyst at J.P. Morgan in its Technology, Media & Telecom Investment Banking Group. Mr. Schatz received a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Ms. Hagar joined Townsquare in 2012. Prior to her current role, she focused on talent recruitment, particularly for the Company's digital businesses. With experience leading teams across multiple human resources functions (including recruiting, learning and development and employee engagement), her passion for helping people reach their maximum potential has assisted her in creating an exceptional employee experience, while also maintaining the Company's competitive position as an industry leader. Prior to Townsquare, Ms. Hagar spent three years at Yodle as their first talent acquisition partner, where she developed hiring and employee onboarding processes, implemented ATS (applicant tracking system/talent management system) and created employee engagement initiatives. Heather is a Certified Professional through the Society of Human Resources and earned a B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Mr. Price founded Townsquare in May 2010 and previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He is also Co-Founder & CEO of 25Madison, a startup studio that invests in and accelerates early-stage startups. Prior to founding Townsquare in 2010, Mr. Price was Senior Managing Director at Centerbridge Partners, a private equity firm, where he led the firm's investment efforts in telecom, technology and media. Before that, he held a similar position at Spectrum Equity Investors. From 2001-2004, Mr. Price served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Spectrum, Space and Communications), for which he was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service.
Mr. Price was formerly the President and Chief Executive Officer of LiveWire Ventures, a software and services company he founded in 1998, and the President and Chief Executive Officer of PriCellular Corporation, a publicly traded cellular telephone operator. Earlier in his career, Mr. Price worked as an attorney at Davis, Polk & Wardwell and as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs.
Mr. Price graduated magna cum laude from Brown University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and earned a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. He is co-owner and Alternative Governor of the Atlanta Hawks and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Columbia Business School.
Mr. Hellum joined Townsquare in August 2010 following the acquisition of GAP Radio Broadcasting, where he served as President of GAP West from May 2008 to August 2010. Prior to joining GAP West, Mr. Hellum worked at Bonneville International Communications, where he was Vice President/Market Manager of WIL/WRTH in St. Louis, MO from October 2002 to November 2004 and spent 4 years as Vice President/Market Manager of KTAR AM/FM and KPKX in Phoenix, AZ from November 2004 to April 2008.
Previously, Mr. Hellum was Vice President-Sales for AM/FM and oversaw Clear Channel's early cross-platform sales efforts. He began his career at Katz Radio, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. Mr. Hellum received a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin.
Ms. Yenicay joined Townsquare in June 2011. Prior to her current position, she focused on business development and mergers and acquisitions at Townsquare, assisting the Company in completing transactions totaling more than $500 million in aggregate value. Previously, Ms. Yenicay was employed at Oak Hill Capital Partners, a private equity company with more than $8 billion of capital commitments. While at Oak Hill, Ms. Yenicay held the position of Associate in the Business and Financial Services Group, where she advised companies in an array of industries including business process outsourcing, equipment rental and third party logistics services. Prior to joining Oak Hill, Ms. Yenicay worked in the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch, focused on mergers and acquisitions and capital raising for telecom, media and entertainment companies. Ms. Yenicay received a B.S. magna cum laude from Georgetown University.
Mr. Kitchen joined Townsquare in August, 2015. Previously, Mr. Kitchen was an attorney with the law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he joined as an associate in 2004 and later served as partner from October, 2010, until his departure in August, 2015. While at Kirkland, Mr. Kitchen represented public and private companies, including several in the communications industry, in a wide variety of transactions as well as securities law, corporate governance and general corporate matters. Mr. Kitchen received a B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Illinois and a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.