Universal Music Publishing Group Sets Senior Management
June 4, 2007 at 2:33 PM (PT)
Following its acquisition of BMG MUSIC PUBLISHING, UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP has set its new management team. Each executive reports to UMPG Chairman/CEO DAVID RENZER.
MICHAEL SAMMIS is appointed EVP/Operations & CFO, Worldwide for UMPG. SAMMIS had been EVP/CFO and will continue to oversee all aspects of the global integration of the two companies as well as all finance and administration activities for the combined company's worldwide businesses, including Global Administration and IT.
UMPG could not be in a better position as we create the industry's new global leader in publishing with key executives from both companies.
ANDREW JENKINS is named EVP/International. He had been President/International for BMG MUSIC PUBLISHING.
PAUL CONNOLLY is tapped as President of Europe/UK. He had been UMPG's President/Europe and Managing Director/UK.
GARY GROSS is appointed President of UNIVERSAL PRODUCTION MUSIC WORLDWIDE. He had been President of BMG PRODUCTION MUSIC WORLDWIDE.
DALE MATHEWS remains President of Christian-music publisher BRENTWOOD-BENSON MUSIC PUBLISHING, and EDDIE FERNANDEZ remains named SVP/LATIN AMERICA.
"Collectively, these executives will form part of the new team that will provide our songwriters, composers, artists and business partners with the very best in creative management, administrative support and business savvy," stated RENZER. "MICHAEL, ANDREW, PAUL, GARY, DALE and EDDIE each possess a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success and innovation. UMPG could not be in a better position as we create the industry's new global leader in publishing with key executives from both companies."