Jeff Classic Popka
Chief Executive Officer
"I may lead the team but we are a truly collective endeavor. My mission is to help as many deserving emerging independent artists as possible."
Chief Operations Officer - (San Antonio, TX))
Chief Financial Officer - (Delaware)
Paul Surowiec is the newest team member here at IOA Records. As the CFO Paul ensures that the company remains in good financial standing so that we can continue to provide great opportunities for our artists.
Paul is a musician himself and plays keyboards and synth in IOA affiliated band The Mad Dabbers. Prior to their break-up, Paul was the keyboard player for former IOA recording artists Surreal Nation.
“I started playing piano when I was 7, and have learned various other instruments along the way. After a break from music, I dove back into it in 2012 and have been grinding every since!
I am very fortunate to be a part of this company as it allows me to work around my passion full time. I hope that my business background can help the company continue to grow.
Paul lives in Delaware with his wife Chrissa, and his children Vincent and Molly, (both of whom have also been bitten by the music bug).
Director of Creative Services - Nashville, TN
Jessica Lentz has been creating ever since she was old enough to get her hands on a box of crayons. After obtaining her BS in studio arts, she started her own freelance business creating commissioned works of art in many formats. She makes her home in a small town outside of Nashville, Tennessee, and lives by the motto, "Comparison is the thief of joy.
To see the variety of mediums Jessica works in, please visit: artofjessica.blogspot, and to see her newest venture check here: https://www.facebook.com/jessicaspetportraits/
Kiki Plesha (Our Fairy Rock Mother)
Director of Publicity & Promotions - Atlanta, GA
Kiki Plesha (AKA The Fairy Rock Mother) has had a lifelong passion for music, beginning her journey as a rock singer/guitarist while playing out in venues while just in High School. She launched her career on the business side of entertainment while working in marketing and advertising for The Tonight Show under Mr. Carson’s tenure and parlayed that experience into a longtime career as an entertainment publicist. Today, besides being recognized as a respected artist advocate and a much sought-out publicist, she is the founder/Editor-in-Chief of ION Indie Magazine and is additionally on the staff of IndieCast TV – with her own independent music video show Rock Mother Music Television coming down the pipeline. She now joins the staff of Indie On Air Records as Director of Publicity & Promotions.
Promotions Assistant - NW Indiana/Chicagoland
Courtney Popka lives in NW Indiana/Chicagoland. She brings aboard enthusiasm and a passion for music. Courtney was raised in a very music involved family and environment. She joins IOA Records as our Promotions Assistant and will be helping artists and our promotional partners with various projects. She will also help scout original artists for radio play submissions.
Business Development Director - Keene NH
Kenny grew up with a deep appreciation of music. Growing up his house was filled with music-classical, acoustic, rock, new wave, punk, folk and grunge to name a few. He recognized early on the transformational and positive affect music has in connecting people, telling stories, creating change and empowering people. After leaving college he started a sailing, windsurfing and skateboarding shop - feeding his passion for starting and growing businesses, connecting people and their passions, teaching and having fun driving the creative process and enabling opportunities.
From retail, he got into sales, marketing, sales management, product development, sourcing, manufacturing and brand management in the outdoor and paddle sports industries- leading iconic brands- Osprey, Kelty, Sierra Designs, Mad River Canoe, MontBell, Wenger and The Mountain.
Kenny is the Business Development Director at TuneCity as well as a new business development and business consultant
You can reach Kenny at:
DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING - Small Town, USA
As Tune City’s Director of Sales & Marketing, Sean is responsible for more that just simply selling tickets and marketing concerts. With over 27 years of experience, Sean has worked with hundreds of organizations across a wide range of industries and sizes, from ‘Global 50’ and ‘Fortune 500’ companies, to ‘mom & pops’ and startups as well as local, state and national associations and non-profits.
Sean brings his wealth of experience to Tune City to collaborate and develop unique events and marketing opportunities, utilizing music as a foundation for our artists, sponsors, vendors and our fans.
Executive Services - Evansville, IN
I learned the Carter Scratch from my mother and Black Sabbath and CCR from my brothers. I spent a few years working tours doing light rigging and sound before eventually transitioning to promotions for Time Warner after college. With the changes in the music industry, it has become apparent that a new model is needed. IOA has built a model that can adapt quickly and across multiple platforms. IOA has reignited my passion for music, as new, dynamic, independent artists can benefit from this model, all the while being true to their own vision. Music has and can change the world.
Executive Services - (Nashville, TN)
Matt is a music industry professional living in Nashville, TN. He works at ASCAP and also plays bass for indie rock group Coopertheband. He married the love of his life (Sarah) in June 2017. They have a wonderful fur baby (Golden Retriever named Pete). SIDE NOTE: Matt has more pictures on his phone of Pete than his wife and his basses combined.