Over the last five years, Steve Pamon has had a front row seat observing the relentless work ethic and perfection of superstar artist, Beyonce Knowles.
“Just put in the work, everything else will take care of itself,” Pamon told Billboard about the lessons he has learned from Beyonce. “She said, ‘When you put creativity and pleasing the fans top of the mind, that’s what’s always gonna happen. You’ll be successful.’”
Pamon is the CEO and COO of Parkwood Entertainment, the management and entertainment company founded by singer Beyoncé in 2010. The company is named after a street in Houston where Beyonce once lived. As anyone who follows Beyonce knows, she is a superstar in the areas of music, movies, videos, and fashion. Juggling these divisions and having them perform up to Beyonce’s exacting standards is no easy task.
Under Pamon’s stewardship, the company has won accolades including a Peabody Award for Entertainment for the visual album, Lemonade.
“Learning is a continuous process. I know that if I’m not motivated, it’s hard to motivate other people. I know that what motivates me is making change and making a difference, as opposed to money,” he told his alma-mater Morehouse College.
Steve Pamon will share the secrets of Beyonce’s success and take us behind the scenes of her empire as well as discuss the current dynamics of the music and entertainment industry. Join us for this inspiring and exciting conversation with one of the titans of the industry.
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Chief Operating Officer at Parkwood Entertainment
Steve Pamon is the President and Chief Operating Officer of global entertainer Beyoncé’s management and production company, Parkwood Entertainment.
Pamon joined the company in December 2015, after an impressive run as the head of Sports & Entertainment Marketing for JP Morgan Chase and prior to that as the senior Vice President and General Manager of HBO’s Digital Distribution and Business Development Team. In his role, Pamon oversees all aspects of Parkwood Entertainment, Parkwood Touring and Parkwood Ventures, where he manages all partnerships, including the successful launch of the athleisure line, IVY Park, investment in the earth-responsible WTRMLN WTR, one of the most accessible cold pressed juices on the market, and continuing partnerships with Global Citizen and Chime For Change.
Additionally, Pamon manages the operation of Parkwood Music, including the release of Beyoncé’s groundbreaking and culturally significant 2016 release, LEMONADE, and the careers of new signees: singer/rapper/songwriter Ingrid and singers/musicians Chloe x Halle.
Chitra Nawbatt is a highly accomplished executive with a track record of leading, innovating and transforming organizations to achieve growth. Ms. Nawbatt has spent most of her career as a strategic multidisciplinary change agent with the mandate to build teams, processes and systems to reinvent culture, market strategy to execution, growth and risk management.
Recently, Chitra has been the Global Head of Market Solutions at Genpact, an artificial intelligence, digital transformation, analytics and design thinking consulting firm. In this inaugural enterprise wide function, Chitra was responsible for driving new customer acquisition, partnerships, innovation and operational improvement. Ms. Nawbatt delivered strategic solutions to clients focused on revenue discovery, and business performance and digital transformation, specializing in financial services, technology, media, hospitality and retail/consumer industries.
Previously, Chitra was the New York based Anchor for Reuters International TV where her broadcasts were seen by millions of households across the world. Her reporting focused on companies, markets and consumers in the U.S., China, Canada, Australia, Middle East and Africa, as well as the global economy. Chitra’s coverage and reporting were differentiated, thorough and substantive due to her holistic diverse research discipline and in depth business domain from Wall Street.
Before her media career, Chitra was a C-level executive at Deutsche Bank, as well as held leadership roles in the areas of Global Banking and Regional Management. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Ms. Nawbatt established risk management functions at CIBC, and before that started her career at EY in Advisory and Assurance. Chitra has her Certified Public Accountant designation and was educated at Harvard Business School, Harvard University and Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
You can reach her on twitter @chitranawbatt.
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