Reza Izad is co-founder and Chairman of Studio71, a multi-platform media company that produces and distributes original entertainment programming.
Studio71 is the largest producer and distributor of short-form content globally, and produces thousands of videos for its owned and operated channels, podcasts and apps and distributes over 1,400 external content properties.
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.