MQA Names Mike Jbara CEO
July 28, 2016 at 10:33 AM (PT)
Music tech company MQA (MASTER QUALITY AUTHENTICATED) has appointed music executive MIKE JBARA CEO. Previously JBARA worked at WARNER MUSIC GROUP, where he has held roles as Head of ADA WORLDWIDE, Pres. of WEA Corp., and most recently, EVP/Technology and Business Process. In addition to day-to-day leadership responsibility, JBARA will sit on the Board of MQA LTD.
“We are delighted to have MIKE join us to take the helm as MQA moves into this next phase," MQA Chairman BOB STUART said. "Our mission is to improve the quality of distributed music and to help connect artists to fans. I have known MIKE professionally for many years and have immense respect for his technical and industry insight and knowledge, as well as interpersonal and organizational skills. MIKE is a good friend and we are looking forward to developing the MQA business together.”
“I am inspired by the principles that have led to the creation of MQA –- a commitment to sound quality, intuitive and natural consumer experiences, and the tireless advocacy for the artists' music," JBARA said. "I have had the great fortune to work closely with BOB STUART and develop a partnership and friendship rarely found. The MQA team is exceptional. I could not imagine anything more exciting than to join this team and pursue that vision.”