Mr. Marty P. Albertson has been Executive Chairman of Guitar Center Inc. since August 24, 2010 and also serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Albertson served as an Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Guitar Center Inc. from October 11, 2004 to August 24, 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Albertson served as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Guitar Center Inc. from 1999 to October 2004. He also served as President of Guitar Center Inc. since 1999. Mr. Albertson has been with Guitar Center Inc. since 1979.
He joined Guitar Center as a salesperson and has held various positions of increasing responsibility since that time. Since 1980, he served as Advertising Director of Guitar Center Inc. and served as its National Sales Manager since 1984. Thereafter, Mr. Albertson served as Vice President of Corporate Development since 1985 and as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Guitar Center Inc. since 1987. From 1990 to 1999, Mr. Albertson served Guitar Center Inc. as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Albertson has been an Executive Director of Guitar Center Inc. since August 24, 2010 and also previously served as its Director from 1996 to August 24, 2010.
Mr. Albertson has been a Member of the Board of the National Association of Music Merchants since 1999. He serves as a Director of National Retail Federation Inc.