Richard Foos
Richard Foos
Founder and CEO, Shout! Factory

CSU Northridge

B.A. Sociology (1971)
  • Foos founded a small, novelty record store called Rhino Records that eventually grew into an iconic record label, later sold to Time Warner.
  • He is credited for helping start a reissue boom in the United States for music, television and feature films.
  • Along with other partners, Foos founded and became the CEO of Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company that specializes in preserving classic and cult feature films and TV shows by brining them to DVD and Blu-Ray.
  • A hands-on philanthropist, Foos is Chairman Emeritus for Little Kids Rock and serves on the boards of The Nation Institute, Government Accountability Project, Youth Policy Institute, Tree Academy and other nonprofits that make a strong commitment to social progress.

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