Based in Los Angeles, Craig Sussman serves as a Senior Advisor, Business Development for Lyric Financial. His current role enables Craig to work with independent labels, distributors, publishers within the music community.
Mr. Sussman’s extensive music industry entertainment experience includes his prior position as Senior Vice President of Sony Music Entertainment, Business Affairs & Business Development. Mr. Sussman’s other positions in the music industry include President and founder of Cypress Records (a joint venture with A&M Records), Director of Business Affairs / Administration for CBS Records and as a licensed CPA / Business Manager with Provident Financial Management and with Gelfand, Breslauer, MacNow, Rennert and Feldman.
Most recently, Craig served five years in the film and television division of The Orchard (a Sony Music Company) as the senior acquisitions executive for the Filmed Entertainment Group. He was co-owner and Executive Vice President of Ventura Entertainment. Ventura is known as the distributor/marketer of major entertainment brands. Sussman’s other experience includes CEO of international kids TV/video distributor, MediaWorks International.
Craig is a graduate of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business Administration with a specialization in finance.
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