Ceci Kurzman is a private investor, entrepreneur, and independent board member. Her experience building artists’ careers in the media and entertainment industry has made her a business leader at the intersection of talent and business.
Ceci is the founder of Nexus Management, a private investment company dedicated to innovative growth-stage businesses in the consumer, media and technology sectors. As a manager, Ceci pioneered the concept of “artist as enterprise”. Ceci has guided the careers, business strategies and brand development of many “living brands” and iconic recording artists including Shakira and Alicia Keys.
In transforming Nexus Management from a talent management operation into a private investment vehicle, Ceci uniquely capitalized on the artists’ influence by sourcing and co-investing in private investments, thus evolving it from a transactional business model to an asset-driven one. Utilizing her artist development expertise to develop businesses and entrepreneurs, Ceci has grown a portfolio of companies taking on varying degrees of operational involvement.
Prior to founding Nexus, Ceci was Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Epic / Sony Music where she led the marketing team and oversaw the US and International strategy for priority artists. She oversaw a roster of artists that included Pearl Jam, Sade, George Michael, Gloria Estefan, Celine Dion and Michael Jackson. She began her career in the record business at Arista Records working for the legendary Clive Davis as Director of Artist Development and Special Projects.
Ceci sits on the board of directors of Revlon where she is a member of the Compensation and Audit committees. Her additional board seats include Spring Studios, Johnson Publishing (former), Migreat and The Women’s Forum of New York. Her non-profit board positions include Medecins du Monde, The Mayor’s Office for Global Partnerships, Choate Rosemary Hall and The Council on Foreign Relations Global Communications Advisory Committee.
A graduate of Harvard who grew up in several countries throughout Africa, Middle East and Asia, Ceci resides in NY with her husband and 2 sons.