chief communications officer | vice president of a&r
Justis creates Loop’s internal, client and consumer-facing communication strategies and oversees its digital media and press efforts. A creative at heart, Kao is an entrepreneur who has carved out global success in every aspect of the traditional music industry and is conquering music tech with Loop. Kao’s love of music gained him entry to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass, where he graduated with a degree in Contemporary Writing & Production. His skills brought him to Los Angeles, Calif where he quickly found success as a live vocalist on season 1 of “The X Factor USA,” and worked with friend and songwriter Claude Kelly and artists including Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Alanis Morissette. His network and expertise led Kao to become Creative Director at FarWest Entertainment, managing all aspects of global appearances for Quincy Jones’ first Pan-Asian girl group, BLUSH. While at FarWest, Kao eventually rose through the ranks to oversee branding, communications and operations across all global partners and offices. Kao is based in Loop’s Glendale, CA headquarters in the heart of the entertainment industry, where he also runs AIM Foundation, a non-profit empowering young people to create a groundswell movement to do good, give back and affect change in their communities.