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ABOUT US

What Is Rock Your Business®?

ROCK YOUR BUSINESS creates unique and highly engaging virtual, socially-distanced and live events for organizations around the world - with bespoke content and top talent.

WHO WE HAVE WORKED WITH

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EVENT SERVICES

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OUR TEAM

Edward Oates

Co-Founder, CEO

Edward Oates co-founded Oracle Corporation with two others at the beginning of the Tech Revolution in Silicon Valley. He retired from Oracle to pursue his passions in music, technology, and to help “give back”to the community. He founded Rock Your Business® LLC with Michelle Fox in 2018 to create and execute corporate music based team building and events. He is on the boards of the San Francisco Zoological Society for Conservation, Science Education, Environmental Awareness, and the San Jose State University Tower Foundation to make University Education more available to all qualified students. Mr. Oates obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics at San Jose State University, and did his graduate studies in Cybernetic Systems.

David Maida

Director of Talent Acquisition

David Maida, Director of Talent Acquisition – David is an accomplished music industry professional with over 30 years of experience booking, branding and promoting countless major recording artists including some of the biggest names in music. As the CEO of David Maida Presents he has successfully produced hundreds of concerts in North America and has worked with artists such as Brian Wilson, Keith Richards, Billy Gibbons, Steve Lukather, Aaron Neville, Todd Rundgren, YES, Living Colour, Rascal Flatts, and the late-legendary Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick to name a few. He continues to be a driving force both internationally and in the US working directly with an array of artists, managers and music industry executives. David continues to successfully secure talent acquisition and branding working with major corporations and events worldwide.

Michelle Fox, MBA

Co-Founder, COO

Michelle Fox is a graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and an Executive Master's degree in International Business Administration. Michelle spent 15 years of her career in the healthcare industry working for Pfizer, Novartis, InSound Medical, Sonova Group/Phonak US and Hospi Corporation. In 2018, Michelle co-founded Rock Your Business, with Edward Oates. Within their first year, Rock Your Business produced various corporate and private events around the world. Due to her expansive personal and professional network, Michelle develops original content for each event and connects the organization with top talent. As a result, Rock Your Business has an expansive roster of legendary musicians, iconic bands, professional athletes, best selling authors and accomplished business leaders. Michelle continues to consult for a wide range of companies in various industries, including Healthcare, Sports Management, Event Management, Entertainment/Production and Technology. She also serves on several non-profit boards and is a hospice volunteer. 

THE ROCK STAR TALENT & MENTORS

Who We've Worked With

Our featured Rock Stars have toured the world as members of iconic bands such as KISS, Guns 'N' Roses, Whitesnake, Madonna, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Blue Oyster Cult, The Who, The Beach Boys, Cher, The Cult, Alice Cooper, Ringo's All Starr Band, The Eagles, Bad Company, Queen, Chicago, Heart, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Night Ranger, and many many more...​ Our team is dedicated to making each event a unique experience. Together we can create a memorable, rewarding, and educational adventure for everyone. 

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Tommy Thayer

LEAD GUITARIST - KISS

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Monte Pittman

GUITARIST - MADONNA

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Rudy Szarzo

BASSIST - WHITESNAKE, QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE

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Paul Stanley

GUITARIST/VOCALIST - KISS

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Imelda May

VOCALIST

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Vinny Appice

DRUMMER - BLACK SABBATH

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Nigel Olsson

DRUMMER - ELTON JOHN

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Sandy Gennaro

DRUMMER - CINDY LAUPER, THE MONKEES, BLACK JACK, JOAN JETT

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Billy Gibbons

GUITARIST - ZZ TOP

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Ian Paice

DRUMMER - DEEP PURPLE

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