The Music People Promotes Jeremy Payne to Senior Director of the MI Business Unit and Jules Van Schelt to Pro AVL Manager

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The Music People (TMP), leading supplier of musical instrument accessories and pro-audio products, is proud to announce the promotion of Jeremy Payne to Senior Director of the MI Business Unit and Jules Van Schelt to Pro AVL Manager. Exertis | Jam, a leading value-added pro-AVL distributor in the US and global accessories supplier, acquired TMP in 2020 and supports TMP’s continued growth and opportunities for employees.

Following in the footsteps of Tom Tedesco, who was recently promoted to president and CEO of TMP, Payne and Van Schelt will lead business development and supervise sales while expanding training and educational programs for representatives. Payne has been with TMP since 2010, working his way up from VIP Account Manager to On-Stage Sales and Marketing Director to Brand Director. Van Schelt joined the company in 2017, serving as a National Account Manager and liaison for Guitar Center Professional.

“Jeremy and Jules are natural leaders who will move into their new roles seamlessly. The future is bright and there is a lot of opportunity for TMP and the entire Exertis family. We are excited for Jeremy and Jules’ next chapter to lead us to unimaginable plateaus,” said Tedesco.

“It’s a true pleasure to step into this role. I hope to add value for our customers, vendors, and team members, above and beyond what I’ve contributed in my previous roles. We’ve got the best sales team in the industry and it’s an honor to lead that team,” said Payne.

“This opportunity is both exciting and humbling. I am eager not only to uphold the foundation that Tom has worked so hard to lay out over the years, but to find ways to improve upon it and continue to drive the team to success,” said Van Schelt.