Colin has had over thirty years financial management experience in the entertainment business. After starting his career as a Chartered Accountant in Public Accounting in South Africa, he moved to Los Angeles and passed the CPA exam while serving as a Supervising Auditor at Warner Communications (WCI). At WCI, he performed operational and financial reviews of the Cable, Film, Music and Video Games divisions.
Colin then served as Controller for Atlantic Records and Cinema Group (a film investment and IMAX production entity), Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Virgin Records America, and SVP/CFO at Rhino Entertainment, a division of Warner Music Group. He later served as SVP of Business Strategy at Rhino, where his responsibilities included the evaluation of major acquisition and licensing deals. He served as interim CFO at NXTM, a new digital technology artist platform, where he developed business models to successfully obtain funding for this start-up.
He received two Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting, Economics and Business Economics from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, where he is a Chartered Accountant. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in California.