CEO and Founder
Garson Foos brings over twenty years of innovative marketing, product development and management experience to Shout! Studios. His strong leadership abilities along with his focus on revenue generation and maximization for retail, digital and licensing, as well as leading efficient processes for workflow and cost control, have taken Shout! Studios from its early days as a start-up business to its current role as a leader in the industry.
As Shout!’s CEO, Garson has oversight of the day-to-day operations of the company, including new product and business development, sales, marketing, production, acquisitions and human resources. He is highly involved with many of Shout!’s key rights holders, as well as distributors. He works closely with Shout!’s finance team to analyze deal opportunities and maintain budgets and cost controls.
Previously, Garson joined Rhino Entertainment in 1984 and became Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 1997. In addition to his involvement in the expansion of Rhino’s DVD business, he is also credited with initiating Rhino’s co-branded retail distribution projects with MTV, VH1, Martha Stewart, Soul Train, The Grammys and more. He has a proven track record of initiating and developing Rhino’s TV-marketed products, including the highly successful PBS program Doo Wop at 50 and several direct-to-consumer opportunities. He drove the advancement and refinement of the Rhino brand that is distinguished as perhaps the only cross-genre music brand in the industry.
A graduate of UC Berkeley, Garson lives in Brentwood, California with his family.