Tommy Mottola Thomas Daniel 'Tommy' Mottola Jr (born July 14, 1949) is a music executive and co-owner of Casablanca Records in a joint venture with the Universal Music Group. He headed Sony Music Entertainment, parent of the Columbia label, for nearly 15 years.
Apart from his experience in managing music outfits, Mottola is known as a mentor and former talent manager. His most famous proteges were Hall & Oates in the 1970s and 80s, and Mariah Carey (later his wife) in the 1990s. Prior to that marriage, he wed Lisa Clark in 1971, for whom he had converted to Judaism.