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Rob Stone

Founder and Co-President

The FADER and Cornerstone

NEW YORK, USA // Stone co-leads the vision of the award winning creative agency for some of the most iconic brands including AB InBev, BitTorrent, Coca-Cola, Converse, and Diageo.

Stone has been instrumental in campaigns including Sprite’s “Obey Your Verse,” Johnnie Walker’s “Johnny for Johnnie,” Nike’s “Better Than I’ve Ever Been,” Bushmills “Since Way Back,” and more.

A member of the board of directors for Sweetgreen, a farm-to-table salad chain, Stone plays an integral role in the creation of the brand’s popular Sweetlife Festival, an annual concert boasting a musical lineup of today’s hottest artists, and also sits on the board for the Children’s Cancer Association’s MyMusicRx, a digital playground that delivers music medicine to critically ill kids and teens in the United States and Canada.

Prior to founding Cornerstone, Stone began his career at SBK Records, which later became EMI Records, where he rose through the ranks to Vice President of Promotion. In 1994 Stone joined Clive Davis at Arista Records.

At Arista, Stone worked closely with Notorious B.I.G., Usher Raymond, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Outkast, and Faith Evans, and was instrumental in bringing Combs’ Bad Boy Records to Arista.