Who we are


Rob Stone


Founder, Co-CEO

Rob Stone is Founder and Co-CEO of Cornerstone, Co-Founder of The FADER, Inc. & Co-Founder of FADER Label.

Stone co-leads the vision of the award winning creative agency for some of the most iconic brands including AB InBev, BitTorrent, Coca-Cola, Converse, and Diageo.

Stone has been instrumental in campaigns including Sprite’s “Obey Your Verse,” Johnnie Walker’s “Johnny for Johnnie,” Nike’s “Better Than I’ve Ever Been,” Bushmills “Since Way Back,” and more.

A member of the board of directors for Sweetgreen, a farm-to-table salad chain, Stone plays an integral role in the creation of the brand’s popular Sweetlife Festival, an annual concert boasting a musical lineup of today’s hottest artists, and also sits on the board for the Children’s Cancer Association’s MyMusicRx, a digital playground that delivers music medicine to critically ill kids and teens in the United States and Canada.

Prior to founding Cornerstone, Stone began his career at SBK Records, which later became EMI Records, where he rose through the ranks to Vice President of Promotion. In 1994 Stone joined Clive Davis at Arista Records.

At Arista, Stone worked closely with Notorious B.I.G., Usher Raymond, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Outkast, and Faith Evans, and was instrumental in bringing Combs’ Bad Boy Records to Arista.


Jon Cohen


Co-CEO

Jon Cohen is Co-CEO of Cornerstone and Co-Founder of The FADER, Inc. and FADER Label.

Cohen co-leads the vision of the award winning creative agency for some of the most iconic brands world-wide, including AB InBev, BitTorrent, Diageo, Coca-Cola, and Converse, and has been instrumental in campaigns including Converse’s “Converse Rubber Tracks” and “3 Artist 1 Song,” Coca-Cola’s “Share the Sound of an AIDS Free Generation,” Budweiser’s “Made” and Sprite’s “Obey Your Verse”.

Cohen was recently honored by Syracuse University’s Newhouse School as part of their 50Forward which paid tribute to the school’s top leaders and legends. He was also the commencement speaker for Syracuse’s VPA graduation ceremony in 2015 and serves as a senior advisor to Syracuse’s Bandier Music Industry program. In addition, Cohen is a member of the board of directors for Sweetgreen, and for the Children’s Cancer Association’s MyMusicRx.

Prior to Cornerstone, Cohen served as Vice President of Columbia Records’ alternative music department and was head of Alternative Music at SBK/EMI. While there, he was savvy enough to sense a shift in musical tastes and championed such alternative artists including Blur, Alice in Chains and Jeff Buckley and was instrumental in shaping their commercial success. 

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