Universal Republic Appoints Jim Roppo EVP/Marketing
January 9, 2012 at 7:29 AM (PT)
UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC RECORDS has expanded its marketing team with the appointment of industry veteran JIM ROPPO to EVP/Marketing, it was announced today by Pres./CEO MONTE LIPMAN and Co-Pres./COO AVERY LIPMAN, to whom he reports.
Based in NEW YORK, ROPPO will lead marketing, digital, video and artist development initiatives for UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC's roster.
"As we continue to expand the suite of services that we offer our artists and business partners, JIM is a perfect fit to lead our marketing efforts," stated MONTE LIPMAN. "He possesses a track record of success that is second to none, and is a valued leader who has worked closely with key brand and retail partners throughout his career. I'm confident that his extensive sales and operations background will be a great asset to our talented marketing team as they continue to strengthen our artists' brands in the marketplace."
"UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC has one of the hottest rosters in the industry right now, and I'm excited to work with such a talented group of artists and executives," added ROPPO. "I'd like to thank MONTE and AVERY for this opportunity and also express my gratitude to my former team at IDJMG for all of their support over the years."