LiveXLive Media (Nasdaq: LIVX) ("LiveXLive"), a global platform for livestream and on-demand audio, video and podcast content in music, comedy and pop culture, and owner of PodcastOne, Slacker Radio and React Presents, announced today that Maria Garrido has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors. The appointment brings the total number of board members to ten.
Ms. Garrido is a multilingual, multinational executive with 24 years of experience in both operational and strategic roles in consumer goods, media, communications, and entertainment. She is currently Senior Vice President of Brand Marketing at Vivendi Group (OTCPK: VIVEF) as well as Chief Insights Officer for Havas Group, where she leads a team of more than 300 people in 40+ countries and is responsible for the global Meaningful Brands study. Maria joined Havas in 2014 after 18 years of multi-national experience in North America, Latin America and Europe holdings at various companies, most notably Colgate-Palmolive and Mondelez. She is a prolific global public speaker, having appeared on Bloomberg news, The Guardian's Summit, Cartagena Inspira, Mumbrella Australia, South Tech Summit, World Retail Congress, APAC Hall Healthcare Conference, IBC and IAB Mexico. She is a member of the International Women's Forum and Marketing World50 and has also been a Media Jury member for Cristal Media Festival, Dubai Lynx, Cannes International Festival of Creativity, and President Entertainment Jury Eurobest. Maria is fluent in French, Spanish and English.
Robert Ellin, LiveXLive Chairman and CEO, commented, "We are pleased to have Maria join the LiveXLive Board. Her experience and acumen in international marketing and branding will be a welcome addition. I speak for our entire board in welcoming Maria to LiveXLive".
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Maria Garrido commented, "I am thrilled to be joining the LiveXLive Board at such an exciting time for the Company and the entertainment business overall. LiveXLive is visionary in its approach to artists, superfans and brands and is tirelessly committed to delivering enhanced entertainment experiences. LiveXLive is also completely in sync with the increasing demands of audiences today and is already clearly laying the groundwork for tomorrow's growth. I look forward to being a part of this exciting company. "
LiveXLive has the first talent-centric platform focused on superfans and building long-term franchises in on-demand audio and video, podcasting, vodcasting, OTT linear channels, pay-per-view ("PPV"), and livestreaming. Its model includes multiple monetization paths including subscription, advertising, sponsorship, merchandise sales, licensing, and ticketing. LiveXLive recently raised revenue guidance for its 2021 fiscal year based on strength in its core businesses.
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