Incorporated in 1996, Line 6 is a leading music technology company dedicated to empowering musicians and inspiring creativity on the stage and in the studio. Headquartered in Calabasas, California, Line 6 currently has a presence in over 60 countries worldwide. Since its inception, Line 6 has pioneered a variety of industry-changing technologies including the world’s first digital modeling guitar amplifier, smart mixing system and more.

Joe Bentivegna


Joe Bentivegna, President, is responsible for building the teams that manage Line 6's supply chain, providing outstanding customer service and delivering world-class products. He was most recently Executive Vice President of Operations and services for Equallogic, a company in the high-capacity storage space subsequently acquired by Dell.

Prior to Equallogic, Mr. Bentivegna held several positions during his 16-year tenure at Avid Technology, during which time Avid grew from a small, vertically focused video company to a leader in digital media and audio. His most recent positions included Chief Operating Officer for the Video Division, President and General Manager of Avid Technology Asia, Vice President of Worldwide Operations, and Vice President of European Operations and Services. Mr. Bentivegna brings a proven track record of success to help lead Line 6 through its continued growth.

Chris Hagemann

Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Chris Hagemann, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for leading the Company’s finance and accounting organization. Prior to joining Line 6, Ms. Hagemann was most recently the Vice President of Corporate Development & CFO, Global Services at N2N Global, a leading provider of software & service solutions for the food industry. Previously, Ms. Hagemann was Director of Finance for Sunkist, an international citrus supplier. Prior to Sunkist, she was Vice President of Finance for William Morris Endeavor, a top talent and literary agency. Ms. Hagemann began her career in public accounting with Deloitte, after graduating with an Accounting degree from Loyola Marymount University. Chris is also a vocalist, currently performing in multiple Los Angeles area bands.

Simon Jones

Vice President of Marketing

Simon Jones, Vice President of Marketing, heads up a diverse and talented group of marketers who develop strategic plans, creative content, direct customer communications, product training and who enable the sales team through channel marketing programs.

Getting a taste for working in audio as an intern at EMI and Abbey Road Studios, he started his career in the role of R&D Engineer with Martin Audio, London, designing high performance speaker systems. A product management position with JBL Professional brought Mr. Jones to the USA. He spent twelve years with JBL in senior marketing positions, with an additional two years in a marketing director role with the TC Group. He also spent time consulting for RKS Guitars in their start-up phase.

Simon’s path started with his high school teacher’s after-school guitar building club, which led to a B. Eng. 1st with Honors in Electroacoustics from the University of Salford, England. Simon is still passionate about everything guitar and plays regularly. He has spent the past twenty years volunteering for Ride On, a non-profit therapeutic horsemanship program, in an advisory role and providing audio and emcee services for their special events and fundraising.

Steve Bartkoski

Vice President of Products and Operations

Steve Bartkoski, Vice President of North American Sales, is responsible for all sales activities for the US and Canadian regions. Alongside the North American sales team, Steve is responsible with aligning our retail partners with Line 6’s internal products and marketing groups to maximize go to market strategies and end customer sales.

Prior to joining Line 6, Steve has led sales teams at M-Audio and Avid over his 14 year career in MI sales. He has Bachelor’s of Music Education and a Master Degree in Jazz Piano Performance and Composition from the University of North Texas. He continues to perform, arrange, and compose in addition to his duties at Line 6.