Claude Zdanow, Founder & CEO
Entrepreneur, musician, & public speaker, Claude Zdanow has already packed a lot of success into his 29-year life. The founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Stadiumred Group; Claude is one of the youngest media and entertainment authorities in the world.
Claude successfully grew the Stadiumred Group on the back of Stadiumred Studios, the Group's recording studio company and first business. Over eight years Stadiumred Studios grew into one of the most prominent and fastest growing facilities in the United States. Working with clients ranging from Drake & Eminem in Hip Hop to Yo-Yo Ma & The Chicago Symphony in Classical, Stadiumred Studios was associated with 30 Grammy Nominations and 22 Awards before closing in 2015.
Through the years, Claude has assembled a team of superstars as he’s launched other successful businesses within the Stadiumred Group. These businesses include Stadiumred Music Publishing (a music publishing company) and Stadiumred Life (an integrated marketing company), amongst others. Today his passion steers the Stadiumred brand and focuses everything the Stadiumred Group does around one mission; to catalyze positive change in all endeavors.
A lifetime musician, Claude is experienced in multiple instruments and toured the country as the bass player for “Patent Pending” (WPO Records) during their 2006 tour. For five months, Claude experienced life on the road with bands like Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Zebrahead, Catch-22 and Authority Zero.
A passionate and cognizant speaker, Claude talks about Stadiumred, music, marketing, and business to audiences around the world. His work has landed him in numerous television, online and print publications including Bloomberg TV, Rolling Stone, MIX Magazine, Pro Sound News, MarketWatch, MSN and The Village Voice as well as participating as an industry expert for varying organizations and events such as The Recording Academy, The Organization of American States, Grammy Camp, Pro Audio Summit, Rotterdam Beats, SAE (Milan, Berlin, New York), Winter Music Conference & Amsterdam Dance Event.
Claude is also an active investor and advisor to a range of companies.