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Louis Posen // President


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How long have you been at Hopeless?
On this date more then 15 years

What do you actually do?
It depends  who you ask. My title is president and my four areas of responsibility  are team leadership, artist relations, business development and business  affairs  but my real role is trying every day to better myself in order to make a better life for those I touch.

Where are you from?
I was born and grew up in Los Angeles

What are you listening to lately?
Demo’s, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse , our bands, bands in our scene and my favorite classics from The Beatles to X.

Favorite movies?
This changes regularly, but The Jerk, Kurosawa’s Rashomon and Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder seem to always end up in the top 10.

What do you like to eat?
Mainly food. When not eating vegan…sushi, a great steak house or anything my wife cooks. all over a nice big cabernet

Anything else to add?
Feel free to ask questions. when you stop reading and meeting new people you stop growing. Top 5 books: Mans Search for Meaning, Good to Great, Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography, The Tipping Point, John Wooden’s A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections on and Off the Court

Al Person // General Manager


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How long have you been at Hopeless?
10+ years

What do you actually do?
Generally Manage?

Where are you from?
SO CAL ALL THE WAY!

What are you listening to lately?
Really into Coldplay, but as a prog rock fan (Rush, Pink Floyd, Yes) makes a
lot of sense! Also lots of Drum Corps International stuff on you tube…

Favorite movies?
Apocalypse Now still tops the list, with Shawshank Redemption a close
second…

What do you like to eat?
A good steak paired with an even better Cab.

Anything else to add?
I am very grateful to have the opportunity to work in this business at such
a forward thinking company, with a great team, and fantastic customers and
fans!

Ian Harrison // VP of Marketing & Creative


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How long have you been at Hopeless?
I’ve been a Hopeless since 2005

What do you actually do?
I help tell the world about Hopeless, Sub City and our artists and charity work

Where are you from?
I grew up in Southern California a town called Lake Elsinore. Its very hot there

What are you listening to lately?
Aside from Hopeless Bands… Andrew Jackson Jihad, The Falcon, Tim Barry, Gaslight Anthem

Favorite movies?
Eh, I don’t really like movies… I’m more of a TV person, but my favorite is movie is Spinal Tap. Favorite TV- The Simpsons, Arrested Development, Mad Men, Family Guy, East Bound & Down, South Park, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and stuff like that

What do you like to eat?
Mashed potatoes, rib eye steaks, sushi, chicken soft tacos from Del Taco, anything with tomatoes and parsley on it… to drink- black coffee, club soda, Diet Coke, red wine, whisky, IPA’s

Anything else to add?
Not really. @hopelessian

Eric Tobin // VP of Sales & Artist Development


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How long have you been at Hopeless?
Started april 2005

What do you actually do?
Moving target, mainly sales and artist development

Where are you from?
A place no one has ever been. Pittsfield.

What are you listening to lately?
Chris Isaak, St. Vincent, All Time Low, Don Gibson, Roger Miller, Current93

Favorite movies?
Chocolat

What do you like to eat?
What do I not like to eat.

Anything else to add?
Side of ranch.

Melissa Becerra // Director, Marketing


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How long have you been at Hopeless?
I started at Hopeless back in 2004!

What do you actually do?
Help to make our bands awesome.

Where are you from?
The Valley…haha nuff said

What are you listening to lately?
Besides Hopeless bands…Metric, Manchester Orchestra, Paramore, Say Anything, The Maine…the list goes on

Favorite movies?
That’s a hard one. Empire Records, Garden State, Superbad, Juno, Knocked Up, (500) Days of Summer, Mean Girls

What do you like to eat?
Lots of things. Pizza, fries (sweet potato or animal style haha), burgers (veggie to be exact), caramelized onions (make everything so much better), oh yeah grilled cheese is a must (with tomato of course), and veggie works burritos! yumm

Anything else to add?
If you’re the lurking type… @hopelessmelissa

Erin Choi // Director of Licensing, Operations & Finance



How long have you been at Hopeless?
I started as in intern in November 2004 and started working at Hopeless in June 2005.

What do you actually do?
I’m the Licensing, Operations & Finance Manager. My main job is pitching our bands/music to Film, TV, Video Games and Commercials and putting together our compilations.

Where are you from?
Torrance, CA

What are you listening to lately?
I love listening to our bands, but I’m also listening to Metric, We Were Promised Jet Packs, and Manchester Orchestra

Favorite movies?
Okay, so I love movies, these are a few that I really love: Garden State, The Notebook, Superbad, Once, The Shawshank Redemption, Adventureland, The Hangover

What do you like to eat?
Pizza with Tomatoes, BBQ Chicken Salads, and Tacos

Anything else to add?
Twitter: @erinchoi

Jessie Schroeder // Digital Operations & Merchandise Manager

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How long have you been at Hopeless?
I started interning at Hopeless in the Summer of 2010 and started full time in June of 2011.

Where are you from?
I’m from a small suburban town in Massachusetts that I doubt you’ve heard of called Westwood.

What are you listening to lately?
Mumford & Sons, Wiz, Bon Iver, Adele, Arcade Fire, Balance and Composure

Favorite movies?
Garden State, Almost Famous, The Girl Next Door, 500 Days of Summer

What do you like to eat?
Everything but I really like burritos and pickles.

Anything else to add?
Chirp chirp @hopelessjessie

Luke Logemann // Marketing Manager – Australia


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How long have you been at Hopeless?
Roughly two and a half years ago we came on board

What do you actually do?
Marketing and label management for Hopeless Records Australia.

Where are you from?
Melbourne

What are you listening to lately?
According to my iTunes…. Rancid, Alexisonfire, Set Your Goals, All Time Low, Lil Wayne, Manchester Orchestra, Passion Pit, Friendly Fires, Young Heretics, We are the Ocean

Favorite movies?

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation, Being John Malcovich…

What do you like to eat?

Salad!

Anything else to add?
I <3 Eric Tobin