Reza Izad is co-founder and global CEO of Studio71, a multi-platform media company that produces and distributes original entertainment programming. As global CEO of Studio71, he helms the most engaged digital network on YouTube with 1,300 channels driving 9 billion views a month. Under his leadership Studio71 has expanded globally by joining the ProSiebenSat.1 Group and taking investments from France’s leading commercial network TF1, and Italian broadcaster Mediaset.
Prior to Studio71 Izad was a partner at The Collective Management Group, the world’s largest management firm, where he led the music department and worked with artists such as Linkin Park, Kanye West, Enrique Iglesias, Slash, Counting Crows, Alanis Morissette and Michael Bolton.
Previously, Izad was an agent at United Talent Agency, where he launched the firm’s music and branded entertainment divisions, working with Eminem, T-Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Prince and more. At UTA, Izad also helped create award-winning brand integration campaigns for Fortune 500 companies such as Ammirati Puris Lintas, Kenneth Cole, Bausch & Lomb, and Loews Theatres.
Izad is a graduate of the University of Southern California.