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Meet EnterGain

In its 10th year, EnterGain is a diverse team of music industry insiders, MBAs and connectors.  Founders, boards and senior teams from over 75 companies, across 4 continents, mostly in the music ecosystem, have worked with EnterGain, through repeat and referral business, to hire and upskill talent and scale their businesses.  

Gain Talent - Executive Recruiting

EnterGain is best known for placing GMs, CEOs, COOs, CFOs, GCs and Heads of Operations, Business Development, Business & Legal Affairs, People, Creative, Sync, Sales, Digital and other key roles at labels, publishers, distributors, DSPs, in music tech, at music trade organizations, and in the live sector.  

Gain Capability - Learning and Development

EnterGain builds and delivers bespoke management training programs for client teams, equipping them to gain capability, upskill and become better bosses, negotiators, mentors and leaders.  

Gain Scale - Process and Strategy

EnterGain architects and facilitates engagements that re-imagine and deliver in key operational areas: people-processes and best practices, inclusion and culture, Values Based Strategic Planning and other projects that clear a path for growth.  


What’s New
EnterGain launched a Latin Practice in 2023, recruiting talent for roles in Latin America and for companies building catalog in the Latin music spa
ce.  The firm also expanded its capability beyond senior executive level recruiting, and now recruits at all levels for priority clients.  The firm has ramped up its network of professionals in technical roles including R&D, compliance, data science and catalog valuations.  EnterGain has done increasingly more work in the live, event and creative agency space, to meet the needs of the live music sector in its post-pandemic recovery.  

Let’s Talk Talent
Interested in crafting the right role for an addition to your team?  Looking for ways to make your current staff more effective? Curious how you might engage your organization to surface breakthrough ideas? Then let’s talk talent! Reach out to the co-founders at or


The Team

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James Celentano

Managing Director & Co-Founder

Personally recruits and places talent at the director through CEO level for the firm’s clients. James has clients in North America, Europe and Asia. Previously served as VP HR at MSG and WMG. Prior Managing Director at a global executive recruiting firm. Taught at the grad level in music business at NYU and HR at New School. University of Pennsylvania BA in Psych. Columbia MBA. SPHR.

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Mikal Celentano

Managing Director & Co-Founder

Sought-after executive recruiter, filling roles in marketing, digital, finance and operations. Previously ran a cause-marketing agency, and prior to that was Director Global Marketing at Tumi Inc. where she was responsible for marketing operations, ecommerce and global D2C. Wellesley BA in Art History. Columbia MBA.

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Karol Mattes


Karol works with C-level teams and boards to fill Director through C-level roles, and her sector expertise spans labels, artist management, live and music tech. Previously a Client Partner in the entertainment practice at a global executive recruiting firm. Karol is based in Chicago and has lived and worked in the UK and Italy. University of Illinois BS in Journalism. University of South Carolina MBA.

Eduardo Magallanes


Eduardo is part of the firm's extended team.  He runs international executive recruiting assignments in music and other industries. Previously held commercial, P&L and GM roles in the US, Mexico, Italy and Portugal and had responsibility for teams up to 1600 colleagues in 20 countries, in a career that spanned Bayer, AbbVie, BMS and Janssen. Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de Mexico, BS Business. MBA Thunderbird.


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EnterGain is proud to be a member of the following organizations.

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