If the only accomplishment Evan “Kidd” Bogart ever achieved was discovering Eminem at a rap competition and passing along his tape to Interscope Geffen A&M head Jimmy Iovine, that would be enough. But Evan has also co-managed Kara’s Flowers (which morphed into Maroon 5), worked as an agent at APA, and co-written hit songs for Rihanna, BeyoncĂ©, Leona Lewis, Britney Spears, Hot Chelle Rae, and others.

The last several months have been watershed ones as Evan, his brother Tim, and his partner Gary Randall launched Boardwalk Entertainment Group, named for the label his late father Neil founded after Casablanca Records. Evan’s greatest sense of fulfillment has come through artist development, including the four Boardwalk acts signed to major-label deals: Wallpaper. (Epic), ZZ Ward (Hollywood), MKTO (Columbia, in partnership with Emanuel “Eman” Kiriakou), and Nova Rockafeller (Mercury Records).