Drew Matilsky – Chairman of the Board
Drew began his entrepreneurial career when he opened his first business selling men’s clothing. This modest beginning snowballed into a lucrative retailing career that spanned over 12 years, 10 stores and several retail companies that included Clothes Encounters, Kahootz and The Ultimate Male.
Building on this retail success, Drew founded Relax America, a multi-million dollar clothing manufacturing company that sold to multiple specialty and big box retailers across the country.
Continuing to capitalize on his marketing and sales expertise, Drew founded Drew’s Entertainment and the Drew’s Famous Party Music brand in 1994. With his vision that “no party is complete without party music & party games” for all seasons, holidays and events, Drew has grown the business to more than $30+ million in annual sales, a catalog of nearly 100,000 songs available for digital and product licensing and a unique distribution channel of party specialty and big box retailers worldwide.
In 2001, Drew developed another lucrative market by founding Uglydolls, an art-influenced brand of plush characters and serves as Managing Partner. By synchronizing his licensing and marketing skills, coupled with the established Drew’s Entertainment distribution channel, Uglydolls has become another one of Drew’s successes grossing over $100 million in annual retail sales. Additionally, in 2011 Drew signed a deal with Illumination Entertainment/Universal Studios to make an Uglydolls animated feature film.
Sarah Borrello-Pedrero – Director of Sales & Business Development
As Director of Sales & Business Development at Drew’s Entertainment, Sarah oversees the strategic vision of the company through $elling, Leading, Planning and Innovation. She started at Drew’s Entertainment in 2003 a year after Graduating from Seton Hall University with a BS in Business Marketing. Sarah spent a semester in China living in Beijing learning about their language, culture and business.
Prior to working at Drew’s Entertainment she taught English as a Second Language, Business Math and Computer Skills to adults re-entering the workforce. It’s been through her dedication and passion for music that Sarah has advanced at Drew’s Entertainment starting from Sales Assistant to Sales Manager to National Sales Manager and now to Director of Sales & Business Development.
A few cool fun facts about Sarah:
Sarah takes her two dogs, Stewart Bagel and Jameson Patrick almost everywhere she goes.
- Her first full Vinyl Album bought was Michael Jackson’s Thriller and .45 was Islands in the Stream by Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers.
- As everyone at Drew’s Entertainment knows, music is Sarah’s life and she LOVE’S IT!! This is by far the most important thing you need to know about her.
- If you’re looking for information concerning licensing of cover songs Sarah is the Drew’s Entertainment go to person!
Kevin Jakubowski – Art Director
Kevin oversees and directs the art department to create exciting artwork for Drew’s Entertainment and all of its sub-divisions. Kevin has a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Kean University in NJ. Drawing since a child, he has 11 years of professional experience. During his free time Kevin enjoys painting portraits of Abraham Lincoln and yelling at the TV.
Courtney Shober – Music Product Manager
Courtney leads the Music Product team overseeing the day to day activity involving our digital and physical releases, partner relations, and catalog analyses. Courtney graduated from Lebanon Valley College with a degree in Music Business. Prior to joining the Drew’s team, Courtney worked in the royalties department of the Spirit Music Group. She got her start at Drew’s in 2007 as a Licensing Assistant before making the move to our Music Product department in 2010. The newly wed Courtney enjoys singing in the car and making the most of her Netflix membership.
Adam Gruss – Music Product Associate
Adam works alongside the music product team to oversee and create digital compilations for the Planet Music catalog. Adam graduated in 2009 from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Production and Engineering. When he’s not putting together compilations for Drew’s, Adam plays drums at venues throughout New Jersey and New York with his bands Shermer High and The New Bedfords. He is currently working on mastering the guitar for his solo project.
Brain Doyle – Music Product Associate
Brian works alongside the music product team to create new digital releases each week from a variety of catalogs. Brian graduated from Full Sail University double majoring in Recording Arts and Music Business. Following graduation, Brian gained experience within the music industry by interning at record labels and recording studios in New York City. In his free time, Brain takes time to unleash his creativity skills through his own music production and talent of vocal percussion.