Chief Executive Officer
Golnar Khosrowshahi, 49, is the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Reservoir Media. Ms. Khosrowshahi founded Reservoir in 2007 and is the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Reservoir. Under Ms. Khosrowshahi’s leadership, Reservoir has grown to own and administer over 130,000 copyrights and over 30,000 master recordings, with titles dating as far back as 1900. Ms. Khosrowshahi continues to lead the team in building a well-attended roster and an established catalog and was one of Billboard’s Most Powerful Female Executives for 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 and a Billboard Indie Power Player for 2017 and 2018. Furthermore, under Ms. Khosrowshahi’s leadership, Reservoir was awarded Publisher of the Year by Music Business Worldwide’s The A&R Awards in 2017 and 2019 and won Independent Publisher of the Year at the 2020 MusicWeek Awards. Prior to her foray into the music industry, Ms. Khosrowshahi worked in a number of different roles in advertising, design and experiential marketing. In addition to her role as the Chief Executive Officer of Reservoir, Ms. Khosrowshahi serves as a member of the board of directors of the National Music Publishers’ Association, which is an association that works to ensure fair compensation and property rights for songwriters and their representatives. She sits on the National Music Publishers’ Association’s SONGS Foundation Board of directors, working alongside musical talent including Steven Tyler, Jewel and Kara DioGuardi to raise funds to support career songwriters. Working alongside artist director and cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Ms. Khosrowshahi served as board chair of Silkroad, a non-profit organization formed in 2000, and now serves as a director. In addition, she sits on ASCAP’s board of review. Ms. Khosrowshahi also is a member of the boards of directors of Reservoir’s various subsidiaries and affiliates. Furthermore, she is involved in a number of educational institutions, including being a Trustee Emeritus of Pearson College, one of the United World Colleges located in the Province of British Columbia, Canada, a Director Emeritus of the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation in Toronto, Canada, a former member of the President’s Advisory Council at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and a former Trustee of the Encyclopaedia Iranica Foundation at the Columbia University Center for Iranian Studies in New York City. In 2018, Ms. Khosrowshahi was elected to the board of directors of Restaurant Brands International Inc. and, in 2021, she was named a member of the board of directors of Nomad Foods. Ms. Khosrowshahi also served on the inaugural Steering Committee for the Asia Society’s Triennial of Asia. Ms. Khosrowshahi received her BA from Bryn Mawr College and her MBA from Columbia University.
President, Chief Operating Officer
Rell Lafargue, 49, is the President, Chief Operating Officer and a member of the board of directors of Reservoir Media. Mr. Lafargue has been the President and Chief Operating Officer of Reservoir since October 2013 and oversees all aspects of Reservoir’s day to-day operations in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, London and Abu Dhabi. When Mr. Lafargue joined Reservoir in 2008, the company represented four songwriters and 2,000 songs. Building on over twenty years of industry experience, Mr. Lafargue built Reservoir’s infrastructure, established its administration systems and developed the international network that oversees Reservoir’s copyrights to this day. Under his direction, Reservoir has grown to own and administer over 130,000 copyrights and over 30,000 master recordings, with titles dating as far back as 1900. Mr. Lafargue continues to spearhead Reservoir’s international and domestic expansion efforts, having overseen the acquisitions and integrations of the historic Shapiro Bernstein catalog, TVT Music Publishing catalog, First State Media Group catalog, UK publishers Reverb Music and P&P Songs and iconic record labels, Philly Groove Records and Chrysalis Records. In addition, Mr. Lafargue was instrumental in signing Nate “Danja” Hills, one of Reservoir’s first high-profile writer-producers, to the Reservoir roster. From 2005 until 2008, Mr. Lafargue was a Vice President at TVT Records and TVT Music Publishing, where he worked with artists including Nine Inch Nails, Lil Jon, Snoop Dogg, Scott Storch and Pitbull. Mr. Lafargue is a member of the board of directors and the compensation committee of Reservoir and a member of the boards of directors of Reservoir’s various subsidiaries and affiliates. He has also served on the board of directors and publisher nominating committee of the Mechanical Licensing Collective since March 2020, the Association of Independent Music Publishers — New York Chapter since December 2018 and the board of directors of Music Publishers Canada since March 2018, working to promote the interests of music publishers and their songwriting partners. Beyond his career in music publishing, Mr. Lafargue is an accomplished producer, performer, arranger, software consultant and university lecturer. He holds a master’s degree in Music Business and Entertainment Industries from the University of Miami and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Louisiana.
Chief Financial Officer
Jim Heindlmeyer, 49, is the Chief Financial Officer of Reservoir Media. Mr. Heindlmeyer has been the Chief Financial Officer of Reservoir since April 2021, in which capacity he has overseen all of the accounting functions company wide as well as managed other information technology, human resources, business development and label operations functions. Prior to being appointed as the Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Heindlmeyer was the Executive Vice President of Operations of Reservoir from January 2020 until March 2021. He was an independent consultant from December 2017 until January 2020. From July 2013 until October 2017, Mr. Heindlmeyer served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Yonder Music, where he led the launch of the music service in multiple countries in Southeast and South Asia, including creating subsidiaries in each of the markets and establishing local offices staffed by professionals responsible for working with the company’s partners in the region. Mr. Heindlmeyer started his career at KPMG LLP, went on to lead finance at TVT Records for over ten years and subsequently moved into the digital music space holding positions at The Orchard and streaming platforms Beyond Oblivion and Yonder Music. Mr. Heindlmeyer graduated from the Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, magna cum laude.