Associate of Arts in Business, Brooklyn College, 1954.
With, Macy's Department Store, 1956; with, Cosnat, Cleveland, 1957-1962; general manager, Main Line, Cleveland, 1962-1967; sales manager, Agricultural and Mechanical Records, California, 1967-1970; sales manager, TA Records, California, 1970; sales manager, Warner Brothers Records, California, 1971-1972; vice-president, director national sales and promotion, then senior vice president, Warner Brothers Records, California, 1972-1980; president, Geffen Records, California, 1980-1990; president, DGC Records, California, since 1990; Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Geffen Records, since 1995. Co-founder, developer WEA Distributing Corporation.
Member of National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Recording Industry Association American.
Married Bobbie Rosenblatt, 1954. Children: Michael, Steven, Peter, Gretchen.