Isaac Bess is the Senior Director and Global Head of Distribution Partnerships at TikTok and ByteDance. Bess oversees Business Development, Strategy, and Operations supporting Telecommunications, Infrastructure, Product, and Trust & Safety to drive adoption, usage, retention, brand lift and product excellence across TikTok and other applications within ByteDance's portfolio. He and his team have executed and launched hundreds of partnerships around the world, establishing new standards for impact on user growth, retention, infrastructure, brand lift and technology, with particular focus on 5G innovation and enhanced Content Delivery Network partnerships.
Prior to TikTok, Bess spent over 20 years in the music business as a journalist, record label executive and digital distributor, in addition to leading strategic partnerships on YouTube‘s Business Development team. He holds MBAs from UCLA and National University of Singapore, and resides in Los Angeles, California.