Ethan Geltzer

Ethan Geltzer

Ethan Geltzer, 28
BS music industry ’14

Senior director of digital marketing, Arista Records (SONY Music Entertainment); and founder, KNCTRNL Artist MGMT

My Greatest Accomplishment: I wake up every day and help my artists achieve their dreams. There’s nothing more rewarding than sharing the big wins with my team. My artists have produced multi-platinum records, been nominated for a Grammy, headlined major festivals and traveled the world to share their art. I look forward to continuing to watch them grow.

How Drexel Helped: The Drexel Co-op program provided me with a wealth of resources and opportunities before stepping into the professional world; I was able to hone in on exactly what I wanted to do after graduation. Under the supervision of Music Industry Program professors, as my senior project, I was able to start my management company. I was hired by Island Records (my second co-op employer), which helped launch my career. Drexel resources continue to be a valuable asset as I’ve taken on a leadership role within the major label system and expanded my management company. Yearly I return to the Drexel campus to work with the music program as a guest speaker for multiple classes. I am proud that I was able to provide full-time positions for three of my Drexel co-op students.

Where I’ll Be in Five Years: Continuing to pursue my passion for innovation and entrepreneurship as a leader in the music industry.