CEO, FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN
After graduating from Harvard Business School with an MBA in finance, Christian Ashton became the Director of Entertainment Marketing for Verizon Wireless. With Verizon, Christian was responsible for coordinating product placement and brand awareness with the “A list” Hollywood community. Christian procured a joint venture with Motorola Corporation and David Pinsky who was the Entertainment Marketing Director. Christian was hand-selected for this position by the Southern California Regional President Mike Finley of Verizon Wireless. In this position Christian cultivated many key relationships with management and talent in music, film, and television.
By 1998, Christian continued his work with Verizon Wireless as an entertainment consultant and founded Ashton Entertainment. Christian began managing & producing musical talent. Christian has worked with many talented platinum / gold selling artists, writers, producers and managers. Christian’s gold & multi-platinum records consist of, Linkin Park (Hybrid Theory), System Of A Down (Toxicity & Self Title), Kid Rock (History Of Rock) and Static X (Wisconsin Death Trip).
Christian also owned and operates one of the most successful Urban, Pop, and Dance, recording/production studios in Los Angeles (The Hit Factory) located at his Hollywood Hills Estate, and has a team of writers and producers, which have produced hit records for platinum selling artists such as Ceelo Green, Rihanna, Kid Cudi, Ray J,Trey Songz, Genuine, Jim Jones, Jesse McCartney, Soulja Boy, Mya, Iyaz, and many more.
Christian engages in film finance, formerly having an office at Imprint Entertainment, LLC. Imprint Entertainment has over two-dozen projects currently in development, pre-production and production. The Company's most recent credits are Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 1 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2, based on the best-selling novels by the same names for Summit Entertainment.
Christian has a true passion for entertainment and continues to raise the ante on an entirely new level through his company Multi-Platinum Group as Chairman. Christian’s vision for Multi-Platinum Group is a 21st century multi-media company, which consists of music, film, television, and interactive entertainment.
Christian is an investor, entrepreneur at heart and continues to engage successfully in the private equity and banking sector.