Kobalt Ups James Fitzherbert-Brockholes To COO
Tom Sansone Named CFO
July 18, 2016 at 10:51 AM (PT)
KOBALT has promoted CFO JAMES FITZHERBERT-BROCKHOLES (“FITZ”) to COO (COO) and hired TOM SANSONE to succeed FITZHERBERT-BROCKHOLES as CFO, effective immediately. As COO, FITZ will be responsible for ensuring the business delivers on the strategic and operational plans across the group, while SANSONE previously was COO/CFO of THE GILT GROUPE.
“FITZ has been a dedicated leader within KOBALT for many years and has made incredible contributions to the organization's growth, financial success and overall operational strength; he is the obvious candidate for the COO role," KOBALT Founder/CEO WILLARD AHDRTIZ said. ”We were very selective in our search to find a new CFO and I am thrilled that TOM has joined us. He has a keen understanding of both tech and media/entertainment industries. His expertise spans across all fundamental areas including forecasting, capital markets, operations and analytics which are relevant to the company’s rapid growth and expansion on a global scale.”
“I am thrilled that I have this opportunity in a new role to help KOBALT, its staff and clients make sure that the coming years continue to be as exciting and successful as the last 15 years have been," FITZ said. "I have never felt so optimistic about the role of music the world and the opportunities for artists as now, and I am proud that KOBALT has been at the forefront of delivering that positive change.”
“WILLARD has assembled an incredibly passionate and innovative team that I’m excited to be a part of," SANSONE said. "As the son of a jazz musician, I personally appreciate the importance of delivering more transparency to the creative community. I’ve always loved being part of businesses that use technology to drive evolution; so I am thrilled to help KOBALT continue to transform the music industry’s value chain in support of the artist.”