One Crown is a boutique entertainment company poised to bring you the absolute best in music, cultural arts, film, music, and luxury lifestyle via myriad multimedia platforms. One Crown is led by a team of creative executives who joined forces with the explicit mission of building legacies, disrupting the status quo, and promoting excellence at every level of artist development. One Crown only represents the exceptional, who are the “Crème de la Crème” in their respective fields.


Sean Burgess – CEO & Principal Partner
Sean is a NYC native hailing from Harlem who brings more than 25 years of expertise in entertainment, marketing, promotions, book publishing, independent film, and music production to the One Crown team. In 2016, Sean was Inducted into the prestigious Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Dr. Hopeton Smalling – President & Principal Partner
Hopeton is an innovative, high performing, and award-winning executive leader with a penchant for technology and business strategy. Hopeton has held leadership roles at some of the nation’s leading colleges and universities. He has a bachelor’s in communications, an MBA with a concentration in Management and Enterprise Resource Planning and a doctoral degree in Philosophy making him a well rounded leader and immeasurable asset to the One Crown team.

John M. Footman – Vice President & Principal Partner
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, John has more than two decades of experience in promotions, strategic marketing, and entertainment. John was also inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2016 along business partner Sean Burgess.

Louis Footman – Vice President & Principal Partner
Louis is a Brooklyn, New York native and is a veteran executive in the entertainment industry with over 15 years’ experience in digital marketing and long term strategic planning.

Jameka S. Whitten – Executive Vice President
Jameka is an experienced public relations professional and business executive with 20 years working experience in new media, publishing, brand management and strategic communications with strong ties to the music, entertainment, sports, and fashion industries. Jameka will oversee the One Crown communications team, liaison with talent and help run day to day operations with CEO Sean Burgess.