Jeff Skillen

SkillSet Enterprises LLC

Jeff Skillen is the owner and creative force behind SkillSet Enterprises, LLC. He has extensive senior executive level experience at world-class companies focused in the entertainment and technology fields. He possesses the unique ability to creatively connect the seemingly disparate artistic and corporate worlds to deliver outstanding results.

Prior to forming SkillSet Consulting, Jeff was an Executive Vice President at Gibson Guitar Corporation where he held responsibility for strategic partnerships, branding, worldwide entertainment relations and new technology initiatives. Under his direction, Gibson achieved extraordinary results in working with high profile artists, industry executives, and media to achieve remarkable brand awareness, product placement and marketing value for Gibson brands. During his tenure, consumer impressions for Gibson brands increased across multiple media in excess of 500%.

Prior to joining Gibson in 2005, Jeff held the position of Vice President of the Entertainment and Pro Audio divisions for Digital Theater Systems (DTS), the world renowned entertainment technology company. While at DTS, he played an integral role in securing DTS technology into the emerging DVD format and subsequent high-definition DVD formats. This achievement launched high quality surround sound audio and introduced the company to hundreds of millions of consumers around the globe.

He was also responsible for producing and marketing award-winning surround sound audio titles from such varied artists as Queen, Porcupine Tree, Frank Zappa, N.E.R.D. and Medeski Martin & Wood, among others. Additionally, Jeff has diverse entrepreneurial experience in virtually all facets of the entertainment industry, including digital media, A&R, production, management, publishing, business affairs, sales, e-commerce, marketing and distribution. He has served as Executive Vice President of Valley Entertainment, an independent recording label, and was General Manager of a joint venture label with Warner Bros. Records, Nashville.

Jeff is a member of NARAS and a voting member for the GrammysTM, serves as an Expert Scholar for the Gerson Lehrman Group, and is a Visiting Scholar at Louisiana State University. He has previously been a member of Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) Communications Committee, and a member of Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) Audio Technology Advisory Board

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