The Atlas Team

With a mix of the right strategic and financial partners, Atlas has access to over $350mm in capital which it deploys in a very strategic, quality over quantity manner. The Atlas team is a highly respected group of seasoned veterans and young stars who have published songs from clients ranging from legends such as Elvis Presley, Quincy Jones, John Denver, Ashford & Simpson, and Sammy Cahn to hitmakers like John Legend, The Black Eyed Peas, Ne-Yo, Mark Ronson, John Shanks and Toby Gad. ...
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Richard Stumpf - Founder / CEO

Richard Stumpf is the founder and CEO of Atlas Music Publishing, a progressive, full service music publishing company. Established in 2013, the company currently represents songs performed by artists such as Madonna, John Legend, Colbie Caillat, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Chris Daughtry, The Wanted, Icona Pop, Prince Royce and Krewella. Prior to founding Atlas, Richard was the inaugural President of Imagem Music, US. He grew the Imagem roster considerably, which included hip-hop sensations ...
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Phil Cialdella - COO

Phil Cialdella brings over 20 years of music publishing experience to the Atlas team. As SVP of Administration and Licensing for indie publishing pioneer Cherry Lane Music Publishing, Phil led an all-star staff in establishing and growing the Cherry Lane ‘back office’ into a market-leading global administration platform, with a best-in-class reputation for diligence, transparency, and innovation in the administration of music publishing copyrights, attracting and retaining a broad array of ...
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Leslie Greene - Head of Business & Legal Affairs

Leslie Greene heads Atlas’ Business & Legal Affairs Department. She brings with her 20 years experience working in some of the music industry’s leading companies, including Zomba Music Publishing, DMP/S1 Songs, Tommy Boy Records, H.O.L.A. Recordings, and as an Adjunct Professor teaching music industry related courses at New York Law School.
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Tracy Gershon - Creative Consultant

Tracy Gershon is a noted music business professional with a wide-ranging career discovering, nurturing and developing influential talent as an A&R and music publishing executive as well as an artist manager. During her A&R career at Warner Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment, Gershon signed award-winning platinum-seller Miranda Lambert and help guide the careers of Blake Shelton, Randy Travis, Gretchen Wilson, The Wreckers, Faith Hill , Big & Rich and Lori McKenna. As a creative executive ...
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Molly Jonke - Director - A&R

Molly joined Atlas Music Group at the start of 2014. Prior to Atlas, she worked in A&R at Imagem Music where she signed LA buzz-band Hunter Hunted, pop-rock outfit Wakey! Wakey!, New Orleans' rockers The Revivalists, and indie-dance act French Horn Rebellion. Before her time at Imagem, she worked at Cherry Lane Music, where she supported the creative staff and handled publicity. Her initial foray into the music industry began by interning in the offices of Craig Kallman & Julie Greenwald at ...
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Latoya Lee was formerly a member of the A&R team at Warner Music Group where she A&R’d Trey Songz Trigga and Tremaine The Album and worked on Fast & Furious 7 & 8, and Suicide Squad soundtracks. Additionally, Lee A&R’d Kevin Gates “I Don’t Get Tired,” Flo Rida ft Sage The Gemini “GDFR,” and had a hand in creating Wiz Khalifa ft Charlie Puth “See You Again.” Lee’s signings included reggae artist, Kranium, R&B/Soul artist, ELHAE, and R&B singer-songwriter Sabrina Claudio. ...
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Paige Parsons - Vice President of Creative

With over a decade of experience in music publishing, Paige Parsons serves as Vice President of A&R. Prior to joining Atlas, she held the post of Sr. Director of A&R for Kobalt Music Publishing. Based in Los Angeles, Paige managed the independent music publisher’s worldwide roster, and signed/developed award-winning talent, including Tash Phillips (Tori Kelly, Little Mix, Anne-Marie, Fifth Harmony, Hey Violet), Nolan Lambroza (Nick Jonas' "Jealous", Selena Gomez' "Good For You", Demi Lovato, ...
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Terra Simon - Creative Assistant

Terra graduated with a degree in Business Administration (emphasis in Cinematic Arts) from the University of Southern California in 2015. During her time in school, she interned in various areas of the music industry at companies such as Fox Sports, NBCUniversal and Warner/Chappell Music. Prior to joining the Atlas team in 2017, she held executive assistant positions at All3Media America, and BMG Rights Management. She loves to see and help other people win.
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Ryan Brodhead - Vice President – Administration, Licensing & Royalties

Ryan joined Atlas Music Group in the Fall of 2013, after having worked as the Head of Publishing Operations for Jingle Punks Music. Prior to that, he assisted in the start-up of Songtrust, a DIY publishing administration platform created by Downtown Music. Originally from Pennsylvania, Ryan graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a degree in Music Industry. He got his start in publishing as an intern with Cherry Lane Music Publishing in 2006 and went on to serve four years in their Administration ...
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MIKE LOCKE - Vice president - Creative Synchronization & Marketing

Mike Locke joins Atlas as a highly respected and seasoned sync executive. He formerly lead the sync licensing department at Ingrooves, where he secured placements across all media including major campaigns for Google, Apple, Starbucks, and Royal Caribbean. Previous to this, Mike co-founded Silver Side Productions, a music licensing and digital label company where he signed labels and artists and enjoyed landing songs into ad campaigns (Subaru, Budweiser), major motion pictures (“The Twilight ...
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Iris Pagan-Frank - Controller

Iris joined Atlas Music Group early in 2016. Previously, she served as Controller for legendary independent label Razor & Tie, home to the famous Kidz Bop franchise, as well as artsits such as Ryan Shaw, BeBe Winans, and Dave Stewart. A graduate of Baruch College with a BS in Accounting, she brings to Atlas over 15 years of hands on accounting experience.
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Douglas Stim - Coordinator - Administration & Licensing

Doug joined Atlas Music Publishing in the Spring of 2015 after having worked on a special project in the Copyright Administration and Audiovisual Rights Department at BMG Chrysalis. Doug advised on the system creation and management for the input of new productions to the applicable ingestion forms for audiovisual production modules. Other tasks included copyright registration, comparing amended agreements, and summarizing specific clauses for BMG’s Business and Legal Affairs Department. ...
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Andy Golden - Administration & Licensing Associate

A New Orleans native, Andy first joined the Atlas team as an intern while attending New York University. He previously worked as an assistant for MAC Presents - researching artists and brands to bring together through tour sponsorships and live event activation - and as an administrative intern at Round Hill Music.
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Katie joined Atlas in November 2017 after graduating from NYU's Music Business program. Previously, she held internships at Downtown Music Publishing (creative licensing department), Advanced Alternative Media (mangement), and Two Sheps That Pass (marketing/PR). After experiencing all parts of the industry during school, she is excited to start her career at Atlas Music!
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Keren Poznansky - Public Relations

With more than 15 years of experience in public relations, and with an extensive network of media contacts that spans all of entertainment including: print, broadcast and online outlets, Keren has conducted wide-reaching press campaigns for some of the most well-known artists and brands while working at the biggest record labels in the world. Past campaigns include the Grammy-Award winning album, Megadeth’s Dystopia, Iron Maiden’s documentary “Flight 666," Motown’s 50th Anniversary, ...
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