Co-Founder & Head of Client Services, OpenPlay
With over 15 years of experience in the finance, musc, and technology arenas, Edward Ginis has built a reputation for developing effective legacy technology modernization strategies, incubating new business models, and successfully managing large-scale global software system implementations. Ginis currently serves as Head of Client Services at OpenPlay, where he heads planning and development of new features and products for the company’s diverse client roster while driving client growth and acquisition. He co-founded OpenPlay in 2013 after serving as the CTO of Concord Music Group. Ginis got his start at Concord as VP of Information Services, where he was responsible for managing all aspects of corporate technology. He also oversaw technology alignment and all software integrations associated with Concord’s acquisitions of Fantasy Records, Rounder Records and Telarc International. After Concord itself was acquired by Village Roadshow Entertainment Group, Ginis was named VP of Information Services & Technology. In this role, he was responsible for all technology across both Village Roadshow and Concord, leading efforts to integrate their offerings during and after the merger. Ginis was then promoted to SVP, Information Services & Technology, where he oversaw all aspects of technical separation during the sale of Concord to Wood Creek Capital Management. As an industry leader in the technology space, Ginis is an in-demand speaker at major music industry events including the annual Music Biz conference, SXSW and Indie-Con. In June 2021, he was chosen as one of 46 music industry leaders to be a part of Leadership Music’s 32nd Class, graduating in May 2022. Ginis is also an advisor for startups Westcott Multimedia and ScreenSpace, as well as an advisor and investor in hologram company Proto.