People make all the difference

The varied expertise of our team goes far beyond investment management to encompass retirement planning, tax and estate planning, risk management, philanthropic planning, education planning, and the full spectrum of financial counseling services. The teams coming together to support our clients include specialists with designations and degrees ranging from CFP®, CFA® and CPA to MBA, JD, LLM and PhD.

But, you’ll benefit from more than our technical know-how. From every team member you work with, you’ll sense a willingness to collaborate and to understand and appreciate your views and preferences…along with a selfless dedication to helping you attain your goals.

W. Shane Glass, CPA/PFS

President, Colony Business Management & Managing Director

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Shane Glass, President, Colony Business Management & Managing Director at The Colony Group, provides tax advisory and accounting services to influential musicians, touring artists, athletes, directors, producers, influencers, entertainers, and executives. Shane has also been the tour accountant for major touring artists where he handled tour accounting and settlements all over the world.

Prior to merging with The Colony Group in 2019, Shane was one of the founding partners of Glass Malek LLP, a business management firm, specializing in the entertainment industry. Formerly, he served as a Managing Director at a large international accounting firm.

Shane has been listed as one of The Hollywood Reporter’s Power Business Managers as well as one of Variety’s Business Managers Elite.* He currently holds two master degrees, a Master of Accounting from Tulane University and a Master of Business in Taxation from the University of Southern California.

Shane developed and teaches a course titled, Touring, Tour Accounting and Merchandisingat UCLA’s Extension Program. He has also taught a course on the Business of Music, which focused on all aspects of the music industry.  He also guest lectures for other music business courses at UCLA Extension and law schools.

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