Stephen Rollins is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of SESAC Holdings, Inc., the nation’s only Music Rights Organization. In this role, Rollins oversees all aspects of technology operations for SESAC Performance Rights Organization and its related divisions—the Harry Fox Agency (HFA), Rumblefish and Mint Digital Services—while identifying and analyzing emerging information technologies to be integrated within the company. Rollins also serves as Chief Technology Officer for Mint Digital Services.
Earlier this year, Rollins was instrumental in the technological oversight of the launch of Mint Digital Services, an alliance between SESAC and the Swiss collective management society, SUISA. Under this joint venture, Mint Digital Services provides invoicing and administration of multi-territorial license agreements with online service providers. Currently, the Mint database, one of the largest in the world, holds approximately 16 million documented musical works and 96 million sound recordings, over 25 million of which are pre-linked to musical compositions.
In addition, Rollins is charged with the ongoing design, development and implementation of the company’s organizational information systems and software applications. He also directs and manages IT plans, schedules, policies and programs for SESAC’s data processing, network communications, business operations, computer services and management information systems, according to established goals and objectives.
Before joining SESAC in 2014, Rollins served as Global Head of IT Assurance at Reed Elsevier, a FTSE 25 company. Prior to that, he was Senior Director of IT Operations for Value Line LLC. Additionally, Rollins has held positions with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (“MSLO”), a diversified media and merchandising company, as Director of Corporate IT then VP of Corporate IT. He has also served in executive IT roles in real estate, publishing and finance during his career.
Rollins holds a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University and a Master of Science degree from Stony Brook University.
Rollins and his wife reside in New Jersey with their two children.