Kyle Kane

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Kyle Kane
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Kyle John Hennessy

(1983-03-11) March 11, 1983 (age 41)
Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Alma mater
  • 180 South Group (founder, CEO)
  • Beyond Pacific (co-founder, President)
  • A Better Way Foundation (founder)
  • The Mothers Ball (co-founder)
  • Universal Music Group (VP)
  • Nobody Studios (CMO)
Height6 ft (183 cm)
  • William Kane (father)
  • Faith Kane (mother)
  • Emmy Award-winning content producer
  • Webbie Award-winning marketer
  • Grammy-nominated songwriter
  • 2x Emmy Nominee
  • SmartCEO Corporate Culture Award
  • Forbes 40 under 40
  • Top 10 IG accounts to follow in 2023 (NY Weekly)
  • Inc #13 Fastest Growing Company
  • #24 in Global Marketing & Advertising (Inc 2015)

Kyle Kane (born March 11, 1983) is an American serial entrepreneur, content creator, producer, venture investor, and TEDx speaker. He is the founder of 180 South Group, a creative management agency.[1] He also serves as the chief marketing officer at Nobody Studios and is a former chief strategy officer at Beyond Pacific.[2]

With over fifteen years of experience in brand management, Kane's expertise and entrepreneurial spirit have led to keynotes and speaking engagements at major events worldwide. He has been featured in top publications for his work as CEO of 180 South Group, crafting successful marketing campaigns for some of the world's most prominent artists and brands.[3][4]

Early life and education

Kyle was born on March 11, 1983, in Pompton Plains, New Jersey. Through early adolescence, Kane was raised by a single mom, Faith Kane. Born as Kyle John Hennessy, Kyle changed his name at eight years old to validate being adopted by the late William Kane.

In 2001, Kyle attended the University of Pennsylvania and obtained a degree in marketing and small business management. From 2001 to 2004, Kyle studied at the University of Maryland and completed his studies in business administration, communications, music, and psychology.


After touring with Shakira across 28 cities as a successful recording artist, Kyle started working in the branding industry, leveraging music as a form of advertising, where he quickly made a name for himself. He worked with some of the biggest artists in the world, developing campaigns for some of the most prestigious brands. His work was widely recognized, and he soon became one of the most sought-after creative minds in the industry. Kane began honing his natural entrepreneurial skills and brilliant marketing tactics. His professional affiliations include companies and roles such as the assistant to the director of urban marketing and promotions at TVT Records; assistant training officer at WEA Trust; songwriter and producer at ASCAP; general manager for Town Sports International; and VP for artists and repertoire at Universal Video and Music production.[5][6]

After years of experience, he started training people in sales and marketing and soon began hiring them to work for him. He held several executive positions and roles, including executive director at Nightstand Studios, Vice President for studio operations and digital solutions at Michael J. Hennessy Associates Inc., content curator at PWC, and chief strategy officer at Beyond Pacific.[7]

In 2011, Kyle decided to take his career to the next level and founded 180 South Group.[8] The company is a creative agency specializing in brand storytelling and content creation. With a focus on creating meaningful and impactful content, 180 South Group quickly became one of the most respected agencies in the industry. Kyle has worked with renowned celebrities and brands worldwide, like Katy Perry, Kylie Jenner, Samsung, Montblanc, and many more through this company. Over the years, 180 South Group has also expanded its services outside America. This includes South Korea, Denmark, Copenhagen, Costa Rica, Seychelles, Curacao, Mexico, Morocco, South Africa, Germany, and Spain.[9]

In addition to his work with 180 South Group, Kyle is the Chief Marketing Officer of Nobody Studios.[10] The company is a production studio that specializes in creating high-quality content for a wide range of platforms. With a focus on storytelling and innovation, Nobody Studios has become one of the most respected names in the industry.[11]

Kyle's success can be attributed to his deep understanding of the entertainment industry and knowledge of creating content that resonates with people. With 180 South Group and Nobody Studios, Kyle continues to push the boundaries in marketing, education, entertainment and venture investing.[12][13]

Kyle's expertise and entrepreneurial spirit have led to keynotes and speaking engagements at major events worldwide. He is also a NASM-certified personal trainer, a contributing member of the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce, and a Board Member of six non-profit organizations. He is involved with regional development initiatives throughout the northeast corridor of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Washington DC, Maryland, Puerto Rico, Atlanta, and international territories through Eastern Asia and Northern Europe.[14]

Awards and recognitions

Kane has been honored with numerous awards for his work as the CEO of 180 South Group and his advertising and marketing skills.

  • Credited as the Emmy Award-winning content producer
  • Acclaimed as a Webbie Award-winning marketer
  • Nominated at Grammy Awards for songwriting.
  • Two times nominated for Emmy Awards
  • Credited with SmartCEO'sSmartCEO's Corporate Culture Award
  • Listed on Forbes 40 under 40
  • One of the Top 10 Instagram accounts to follow in 2023 by New York Weekly
  • 180 South Group credited as #13 Fastest Growing Company by Inc Magazine
  • Acquired 24th position amongst the best Global Marketing & Advertising Agencies (Inc 2015)

Personal life

Kyle currently resides and operates out of San Juan, Puerto Rico, while his team is spread across multiple continents around the globe.

In the media



  1. "Kyle Kane, Part Artist - Part Scientist: A Profile Of The Post-Pandemic Entrepreneur". Forbes India. Retrieved 1 February 2023.
  2. Devloper, Dave (21 June 2020). "Kyle Kane, Part Artist - Part Scientist: the New Breed of a Modern Brand Guru". Thrive Global. Retrieved 1 February 2023.
  3. "How Kyle Kane Made His Agency, 180 South Group, One of the Fastest-Growing Companies in America - Influencive". Retrieved 1 February 2023.
  4. "180 South Group Founder Kyle Kane 4 Principles Of Success". Haute Living. 23 September 2021. Retrieved 1 February 2023.
  5. Devloper, Dave (21 June 2020). "Kyle Kane, Part Artist - Part Scientist: the New Breed of a Modern Brand Guru". Thrive Global. Retrieved 1 February 2023.
  6. Pro, Keith (9 July 2019). "IBG Interview - 8 Questions With... Kyle Kane from 180 South". Indie Band Guru. Retrieved 1 February 2023.
  7. "180 South Appoints Fanny Axén as Global Brand Leader, Pioneers New Product Division in Los Angeles". 27 July 2018. Retrieved 1 February 2023.
  8. "180-south". Retrieved 1 February 2023.
  9. "How Kyle Kane Succeeded in Developing His Brand Management Firm - New York Weekly". 4 July 2020. Retrieved 1 February 2023.
  10. "Kyle Kane of 180 South Group Joins Nobody Studios as Chief Marketing Officer". Issuewire. Retrieved 1 February 2023.
  11. Domash, Alexa (23 September 2021). "180 South Group Founder Kyle Kane Shares His Expert Wisdom on Running a Top-Performing Company". LA Weekly. Retrieved 1 February 2023.
  12. writer, quotes (30 July 2019). "An Interview with Kyle J. Kane the CEO of 180 South Group". Medium. Retrieved 1 February 2023.
  13. Munoz, Alfred (8 July 2019). "Kyle Kane – Founding Principal & CEO, 180 South Group - Muzique Magazine". Retrieved 1 February 2023.
  14. "Kyle Kane Taking on the Entertainment Business World with No Holds Barred - CEO Weekly". 11 August 2021. Retrieved 1 February 2023.

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