Associate Business Manager
Fred Ford is an associate business manager and has been with the firm for 25 years. The first decade of his career was spent working in FBMM’s accounting department. In 2009, Fred transitioned to business management in pursuit of a more collaborative and team-oriented work style.
As an associate business manager, Fred is responsible for every aspect of his clients’ financial well-being and oversees a team of six. On any given day, Fred communicates directly with his arena-headlining artists and their teams, coordinates with his FBMM team, approves production, and manages a wide array of budgeting and planning tools.
Behind the Scenes
Fred is a member of the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. He serves on the finance committee for the W.O. Smith Music School board of directors. Fred is also an instructor at W.O. Smith Music School and teaches a weekly class. He is an elder at his church.
When he isn’t working or teaching music to students, Fred is most likely enjoying the outdoors – canoeing, camping or floating down a river somewhere in Tennessee.
Did you know?
• Fred holds four degrees – economics, finance, accounting and music business.
• A career highlight for Fred was helping his clients navigate through the unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
• In addition to teaching music to students, Fred plays the drums and guitar, and even has a recording studio in his house.