Rio D. Caraeff serves as President & Chief Executive Officer of VEVO, the leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform. He is based in VEVO’s New York City headquarters. VEVO also has offices in London, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit and San Francisco.
Prior to joining VEVO in 2009, Mr. Caraeff was Executive Vice President of UMG’s eLabs, the division responsible for handling the company’s electronic commerce initiatives, Internet exploitation, and new technology business opportunities worldwide.
Previously, Mr. Caraeff served as General Manager of Universal Music Mobile, the division he launched in 2005. Under his leadership, the company sold over 300 million mobile music units and its business expanded more than 200%.
Prior to joining UMG, Mr. Caraeff’s extensive background included working in new technologies across virtually all areas of entertainment including film, television, music and games for such companies as Sony Pictures Digital, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony 550 Digital Media Ventures, Capitol Records Group, Propaganda Films/PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Generator Digital Post, and Crunch Media Group. Mr. Caraeff also served as Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Fabric, a consultancy firm whose client roster included Sony and Miller Brewing Company.
Mr. Caraeff was featured in The Hollywood Reporter’s Digital Power 50 (2012), Fortune magazine’s 40 under 40 (2011, 2010, 2009), Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business (2011), Evening Standard’s London’s Most Influential People (2011), Vanity Fair’s The Next Establishment (2010) and The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Generation (2003) as one of the top 35 executives under 35 in Hollywood. He was also named one of the top digital executives to watch in 2010 by both the Los Angeles Times and Digital Media Wire.
TUESDAY GENERAL SESSION
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
9:30 AM - 10:55 AM