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Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. Announces New Ownership
Cleveland, OHIO (October 29, 2019) — Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. recently announced new ownership with Chief Operating Officer Ryan Konikoff acquiring the majority share. Rock The House Founder and CEO Matt Radicelli will remain at the helm of the company.
The entertainment group was started by Radicelli in 1999 as a small, home-based business. Over the years, the company has rapidly grown and developed into a full-service entertainment and audio-visual company, producing and entertaining at more than 1,500 events annually. In 2010, Rock The House acquired Selective Sound Entertainment, which specializes in providing expert DJs for weddings and other events. Then, in 2013, the company acquired Zone Entertainment, a boutique entertainment company specializing in Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and school dances. These acquisitions enabled higher quality and increased efficiency for clients of all brands.
“Rock The House is a progressive young company that has been consistently reinventing itself since we started,” Radicelli explains. “What this partnership enables is for us to be bolder and scale faster.”
The new ownership structure consists of six officers who have been instrumental in the company’s growth. Radicelli and Konikoff will serve alongside CFO & Vice President, Steve Tanruther; Vice President of Operations, Amy Van Duyne, CSEP; Vice President of Social Sales, Jeff Kutz and Founder and President of Zone Entertainment, Jeff Dick.
“We’ve always functioned as partners, so more things won’t change than will change and we’ll continue to push each other,” Konikoff explains. “I think of it not as buying an asset, but as investing in our team—to allow us to move forward, stay together, and build something even greater.”
Radicelli notes that it’s this collaboration that has enabled Rock The House to thrive.
“I’ve always felt that everyone was in,” Radicelli says. “Four of us have been together since the beginning and this change is the formalization of how we’ve been doing business for the past 20 years.”
The company has experienced double-digit growth 19 of its 20 years and has won multiple national awards for its event work. Radicelli acknowledges Konikoff’s vision and role in Rock The House’s expansion, helping to secure some of the company’s largest accounts.
“I have a commitment to continuous improvement, from how to better serve our clients, support our employees and grow our company,” Konikoff says. “We are going to continue looking at the changing needs of our clients, our employees and ourselves and adapt to what has to happen next to provide the greatest value to all of them.”
Rock The House plans to expand with a new build on the horizon and will continue to push for growth both regionally and nationally.
“We see so much potential here in Cleveland, but we also want to push for regional and national growth,” Konikoff says. “Will we be the same company tomorrow, next week or in five years as we were the day we signed the deal? Not a chance, but I don’t think anyone would want or expect us to be.”
About the Rock The House
Rock The House (RTH) is the region’s premier interactive entertainment and production company, having earned numerous industry awards as well as Inc. 5000 and Cleveland’s own Weatherhead 100.
RTH provides world-class event lighting, audio-visual production services, videography, DJs, party bands, photo booths, and more for Corporate Events, Meetings and Conferences, Non-Profit Galas & Fundraisers, Weddings, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, School Dances, and just about any other type of event. To learn more, visit https://www.rthgroup.com/press