TouchTunes Names Former Microsoft Executive Ross Honey as New President and Chief Operating Officer
New York, January 25, 2016 – TouchTunes, the largest in-venue interactive music and entertainment platform in 71,000 social venues globally, has named Ross Honey as its new President and Chief Operating Officer. Based in New York, Honey will assume responsibility for sales, marketing, engineering, product management, music, the company’s Attract Media advertising group, and other core operating functions. He will report directly to Charles Goldstuck, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TouchTunes.
Honey joins TouchTunes from Microsoft where he has spent the last ten years in an array of leadership roles in content, product management, and advertising, including serving as General Manager of Xbox Advertising and Entertainment.
“Ross has an extensive background in digital media and entertainment that is a perfect fit for TouchTunes,” said Charles Goldstuck. “His vast experience will help us to continue executing on our strategy of innovation and market expansion, supporting our positon as a market leader and an engine for industry growth.”
Honey added, "I am very excited to join Charles and the rest of the TouchTunes team. They have built tremendous products and services that are a powerful platform for growth. I am looking forward to utilizing my experience in growing digital businesses to pursue this unique opportunity.”
Prior to Microsoft, Honey was the Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at Scholastic Media, the TV, film and software division of Scholastic, Inc. Before that, he was a management consultant in the media & entertainment practice of Booz-Allen & Hamilton. Honey holds a BA in Economics and History from Duke University, as well an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
TouchTunes is the largest in-venue interactive music and entertainment platform, featured in over 71,000 bars and restaurants across North America and Europe. TouchTunes' platform provides location-based digital solutions that encourage social interactions through shared experiences. Music is at the core of TouchTunes' experience with millions of songs played daily across the network and a mobile app that lets users find nearby jukebox locations, create playlists, and control the music in-venue directly from their phone. The mobile app is available on the iOS and Android platforms and has been downloaded over 4 million times. TouchTunes' award-winning products and services also include an integrated photo booth, the first fully licensed commercial karaoke system and an interactive TV messaging and engagement solution. Attract Media, a division of TouchTunes, is a highly scalable digital out-of-home activation platform that provides targeted advertising and promotional opportunities for consumer brands. TouchTunes is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Chicago, Montreal and London. For more information visit www.touchtunes.com.