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8 Sep, 2022

Tuned Global appoints Rick Gleave to ramp up Europe & MENA operation

Excited to announce that ex-Pandora and Playnetwork, Rick Gleave, is joining the Tuned Global team as Senior Vice President, Head of Europe & MENA. Based in London, he will support the company’s growth in the region bringing with him his extensive experience launching successful streaming businesses in new markets.

Rick Gleave - SVP Head of Europe & MENA at Tuned Global

  • Strategic hire to drive growth across local markets
  • Gleave joins following successful market launches with PlayNetwork and Pandora
  • Prepares for expansion of local teams in coming months

Tuned Global, the leading B2B streaming technology specialist, has appointed Rick Gleave to the newly-created role of Senior Vice President, Head of Europe & MENA.

Based in London, Gleave will drive Tuned Global’s growth across the Europe and MENA regions, scaling up its local operations and network of clients and partners. He will also lead on expanding Tuned Global’s local teams, with a number of further hires planned for the coming months.

Gleave brings with him extensive experience launching successful streaming businesses in new markets. In his previous role as SVP, Head of International for in-store background music provider PlayNetwork, he launched the company’s Australian office and led the roll-out of the company’s Apple Music for Business offering across Apple’s key markets outside North America. He has also held the position of Founding Director of Business Development & Partnerships with Pandora ANZ, where he also supported the growth of Pandora’s Australian team.

Under Gleave’s leadership, Tuned Global will continue to strengthen its existing partnerships with European companies including UFC Ultimate Sound by ACX Music in Norway, and Rehegoo, Reactional Music, Psycle and Pure Energy in the UK. Meanwhile, the company’s focus on North Africa will extend its string of successful partnerships elsewhere on the continent, such as with Sewasew in Ethiopia and WAW Muzik in Ivory Coast.

Gleave will report to Tuned Global’s Chief Revenue Officer Spiro Arkoudis.

Rick Gleave - SVP Head of Europe & MENA at Tuned GlobalCommented Gleave: “I am super excited to be working with the Tuned Global team – a company not only working to unlock revenues in the streaming economy but constantly future-proofing the business by investing in emerging tech. I’m looking forward to helping providers across the region offer elegant and intuitive streaming products for consumers.”

Con Raso Managing Director at Tuned GlobalCon Raso, Tuned Global Managing Director added: “Rick’s track record of launching services in new markets and building strong teams makes him the perfect candidate for amping up Tuned Global’s presence across Europe and MENA. Growing our footprint in the region will be key to executing our long term vision and further entrenching Tuned Global’s reputation as the go-to international B2B streaming technology partner.”

Want to meet with Rick and talk about your music, audio or video streaming needs? Drop us a line and we will be in touch with you shortly.

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