About Us

Formed in 2003, The RND Management team have more than a decade of experience working in action sports and decades of high level experience in the music/entertainment industry. With Ray based in the heart of California action sports culture in Newport Beach and Darryl located in Los Angeles, the center of the entertainment industry, RND is unique in having deep roots and credibility in these two worlds at the heart of youth culture.

Ray Ibe

Ray Ibe

Ray started his career in the music business in 1996 where he served as one of the founders of New Media for Capitol/EMI and Blue Note Records developing online strategy, e-commerce and business development for both labels.

In 1999, Ray joined the newly formed Interscope Geffen A&M records as the Senior Director of New Media and Business Development. His responsibilities included producing, developing, and maintaining the digital marketing and technology strategy for numerous multi-platinum artists. Ray was also instrumental in the development of IGA’s lifestyle marketing and business development agency, Translation, which specialized in selling marketing strategies to corporations trying to connect with the youth market.

Ray has been a voting member of The Recording Academy (Grammy Awards) since 2003 as he has produced and worked on DVDs for several multi-platinum artists including, Weezer, No Doubt, Sheryl Crow and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

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Darryl Franklin

Darryl Franklin

Qualifed as an attorney in both England and California, Darryl’s range of experience runs from blank sheet tech start-up through multinational media corporations. Having been Head of Business Affairs at 3 major labels in the UK before he was 30, he moved to California in ’99 where he met Ray while working at Interscope, Geffen and A&M Records.

There he worked with some of the world’s top music talent such as U2, Tupac Shakur, The Black Eyed Peas and Marilyn Manson. Most recently he worked in music (recorded and live) at Disney Music Group.

Areas of expertise include: business development, intellectual property creation, protection and exploitation in numerous categories and channels, sponsorship, licensing and live events.

In more than two decades, he has worked around the globe as a lawyer, executive, talent manager and producer of content and events in both music and action sports.