Who We Are

Berklee's Global Strategy and Innovation team, led by  Panos A. Panay, senior vice president for Global Strategy and Innovation, leads the development and execution of the institution's long-term strategic plan, the incorporation of new technologies, corporate partnerships, new program development, and expansion in new locations.

Panos A. Panay

Senior Vice President for Global Strategy and Innovation

Panos A. Panay B.M. ‘94, senior vice president for Global Strategy and Innovation, leads strategic initiatives at Berklee College of Music and also serves as the founding managing director of the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE). For BerkleeICE, he spearheaded the founding of the Open Music Initiative, which brings together over 250 leading music, media, and technology industry organizations, and academic institutions to create an open protocol for uniform identification of rights owners across the music industry.

Prior to Berklee, Panay was founder and CEO of Sonicbids, where he created the leading online platform for matching bands with music promoters, resulting in over 1 million new artist shows around the globe over a 13-year span. Earlier in his career, he was an international talent agent for artists such as Chick Corea and Pat Metheny.

His awards include Fast Company's Fast 50, Inc Magazine's Inc 500, and Boston Business Journal’s 40 under 40, and he's a Mass Hi-Tech All Star. He was named one of the Boston Globe’s Game Changers in 2017 and is a frequent speaker at global events such as the World Economic Forum at Davos, South by Southwest, Web Summit, and countless others.

Maria D. Goldberg

Senior Director, Global Strategy and Innovation

Maria D. Goldberg oversees strategic planning and implementation at Berklee to advance the goals of the instituion. She works closely with the senior vice president for global strategy and innovation to implement Berklee's global strategy and coordinates the internal governing bodies of the institution. Earlier in her career, she worked in market research at Communispace Corporation, in the nonprofit sector at the Pan-Mass Challenge, and as a musician.

Sarah B. Patrick

Manager of Special Projects

Sarah B. Patrick is the senior manager of strategic initiatives for BerkleeICE and the Office of Global and Strategy and Innovation. She has forged her career in a myriad of creative and media industries, braiding together project management, program design, and strategic planning. Marrying her right-brained creativity with left-brained actuation, Patrick has created educational programing for the Berkshire International Film Festival and collaborated on cultural engagement with the American Repertory Theater as they mounted the Tony-winning musical Porgy & Bess. She graduated from New York University's Gallatin School in 2008 with a degree in cinema studies, philosophy, and visual arts.