AEG Live Names Jorge Melendez Chief Financial Officer
May 17, 2016 at 11:42 AM (PT)
AEG LIVE has appointed music-industry veteran JORGE MELENDEZ as Chief Financial Officer, reporting to Chairman/CEO JAY MARCIANO. In this post, MELENDEZ will oversee the division’s financial operations including regional finance teams, financial governance and risk management across its touring, festival and venue operations.
Commented MARCIANO: "We are very pleased to welcome JORGE to AEG LIVE’s senior leadership team. He joins us with more than 25 years of global experience in finance and operational management and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise as we continue to build our business around the world."
MELENDEZ was Chief Financial Officer Of Touring and the Global Artist Rights divisions at LIVE NATION for almost a decade. During his tenure, he was responsible for managing the overall business unit's profit and loss, coordinating worldwide touring activities and ensuring the operational efficiency of the division.
Prior to LIVE NATION, MELENDEZ served as EVP/CFO for EMI’s LATIN AMERICA business and spent 17 years at SONY MUSIC INTERNATIONAL, where he held a number of senior management positions, most recently serving as EVP for SONY DISCOS, the company’s U.S. LATIN label.
He began his career as a Senior Auditor for ARTHUR ANDERSON and holds an accounting degree from LIU POST.
Added MELENDEZ: "I am thrilled to join the talented team at AEG LIVE, which has an incredible track record of success. With the continued demand for live music globally, this is an exciting time to join this dynamic company."