Digital entertainment specialist TuneTribe has appointed experienced retail expert Terry Boland as its new General Manager.
Reporting directly to TuneTribe CEO William Haighton, Boland has over 30 years senior level experience in the UK retail sector. He started his career in the clothing sector and worked at board level for companies such as Hennes, Etam and Knickerbox before moving into telecommunications and becoming Managing Director for Phones 4U in 1998.
In 2000 he became CEO of commercial landline, broadband and mobile resellers Glow Communications, before exiting in 2005 to establish his own successful retail consultancy business whose clients included companies such as Norwich City FC, Asda, 3i and Subway across the sports, clothing, communications and food retailing sectors.
TuneTribe offers over 4 million tracks across all genres, including mainstream and independent artists. Boland been given the task of consolidating and building on Tunetribe’s existing success while implementing an ambitious strategy for growth.
Boland will continue to consult for a number of his existing clients alongside his new role at TuneTribe.
William Haighton, CEO of TuneTribe said, “I have known Terry for many years and have always admired the way he has made a success of everything he has turned his hand to.
“There are very few executives who have the breadth of experience and in-depth knowledge of the UK retail sector than Terry, so to persuade him to come on board is a huge coup for our company. 2013 is all about us taking Tunetribe to the next level and we have an exciting strategy for major growth that Terry will be instrumental in implementing.”
Terry Boland said, “Digital entertainment is a huge growth area and one that really excites me. William and his team have done a fantastic job to date building a really strong retail brand and I am looking forward to helping them implement their compelling vision. All the elements are in place to make Tunetribe a key player in the evolution of this sector.”Music Business Worldwide