Jared Leto's Adventures in Wonderland Hires Amazon Veteran as CEO
The Oscar winner and frontman for 30 Seconds to Mars picks Jason Ojalvo to head his VIP experiences company.
Jared Leto, the Oscar-winning actor, entrepreneur, investor and frontman for the band 30 Seconds to Mars, has announced the hiring of Jason Ojalvo as CEO of his company Adventures in Wonderland. AIW is a global full-service VIP experiences firm that's worked with such artists as Blink-182, Charlie Puth, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas and Marilyn Manson, among others.
Ojalvo previously worked for nearly 10 years at Amazon, most recently as senior vp of Audible, where he focused on scaling businesses in media and entertainment, which included Audible Studios and ACX.com. He was hired to help explore new verticals in sports, film/television, comedy and more for Adventures in Wonderland.
"My years at Amazon taught me to be completely customer-centric," Ojalvo said in a statement. "And I'm excited to help Adventures in Wonderland continue to offer audiences the magical experiences they are used to and doing it in an even more creative and scalable way than ever before."
"The hiring of Jason as CEO takes us into a new and exciting era," Leto added. "We are an artist-founded company that has always done anything and everything possible to serve artists and audiences better. With Jason at the helm, we will deliver even better services for artists and continue creating unforgettable experiences for all."
The company, which was founded in 2010 and based out of Los Angeles, also announced the appointment of Joshua Russak as head of business development. Russak formerly worked at Troy Carter's Atom Factory.
Emma Ludbrook had headed the company since its inception.
This article originally appeared on Billboard.com.