Wendy Goldstein has worked in A&R at Republic Records since 2009, currently serving as executive vice president of Urban A&R. She came up in the ’90s working in A&R at Geffen Records, signing artists such as the Roots, Common, Mos Def, and GZA. In her time at Republic, Goldstein played a major role in orchestrating Ariana Grande’s 2013 debut album. This year she worked with Grande for her massive single “Problem” featuring Iggy Azalea. She also signed Bay Area crossover Sage the Gemini (whose 2014 debut, Remember Me, featured hits “Red Nose” and “Gas Pedal) and helped arrange super-producer DJ Mustard’s joint venture deal with Roc Nation.