MQA, the music technology company founded by Bob Stuart, has hired music executive Mike Jbara as CEO. In addition to day-to-day leadership responsibility, Jbara will sit on the board of MQA Ltd.
“We are delighted to have Mike join us to take the helm as MQA moves into this next phase,” said Stuart, MQA’s chairman. “Our mission is to improve the quality of distributed music and to help connect artists to fans. I have known Mike professionally for many years and have immense respect for his technical and industry insight and knowledge, as well as interpersonal and organizational skills. Mike is a good friend and we are looking forward to developing the MQA business together.”
Jbara joins MQA from Warner Music Group, where he has held roles as head of ADA Worldwide, president of WEA Corp., and most recently, EVP of technology and business process.
“I am inspired by the principles that have led to the creation of MQA—a commitment to sound quality, intuitive, and natural consumer experiences, and the tireless advocacy for the artists' music,” Jbara said. “I have had the great fortune to work closely with Bob Stuart and develop a partnership and friendship rarely found. The MQA team is exceptional. I could not imagine anything more exciting than to join this team and pursue that vision.”