ERA Brands Founder and CEO Evan Rubinson has recently been approved by the University of South Florida (USF) Muma College of Business to serve as an Advisory Board member for the USF Muma College of Business Digital Marketing Program.
Rubinson was elected to the seat for a one-year, renewable term, where he will serve as an advisor and mentor to USF students, offering more opportunities for students enrolled in the program to engage in real-world business research studies.
Rubinson is thrilled to join the advisory council at the University of South Florida. “I’m really excited to be able to take this next step in my career as a finance and music entrepreneur and am grateful to USF and the staff at the Muma College of Business for this incredible opportunity,” he says. “I have a pretty unique skill set and perspective of the music and finance industries and the intersection between them. I’m excited to see where we can all go next.”
About Evan Rubinson
Evan Rubinson has a long history of college and commercial success, having held several roles as CIO, CEO, Founder, etc. He was also a division one college athlete and is a college advisory committee member. He attended Duke University as a track and field runner, but developed a strong passion for business finance over time. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in public policy and economics, and then went on to earn multiple investment and finance internships at private equity businesses and Wall Street investment firms.
Prior to founding ERA Music, Rubinson founded Koroit Capital, a hedge fund that primarily invests in high-potential biotech and healthcare companies, before the age of 25. He then left the finance industry and began working at Armadillo Enterprises as the President and CEO, which owns and operates world-famous musical instrument brands, including Luna Guitars and Dean Guitars.
Rubinson enjoys supporting several philanthropic causes, including helping to fund K-9 charities like Southeastern Guide Dogs and Tampa Bay Humane Society, along with other initiatives that are close to his heart, like The Mike Calta Family Foundation, SGT Shredder: Rocking to Heal Vets, Wounded Warriors, and the Tampa Jesuit High School, which he formerly attended.
He is also a member of The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and is an alumni donor of Duke University, where he volunteers to interview prospective college applicants.
About the Business Digital Marketing Program at USF Muma College
Students who enroll in USF’s Digital Marketing Certificate program will spend 4 days in an immersive, hands-on instructional environment at the USF Muma College of Business, where they will learn about the core strategies that underpin successful marketing in today’s digital era and how to apply them.
As students work through each phase of the program with the assistance of qualified teachers and established digital marketing experts, program attendees get the opportunity to resolve practical advertising problems using key strategies created by leading businesses. Students progressively construct their own toolkit and a distinctive, individualized digital marketing portfolio through the program that they can use to advance their future careers.