SBMGE Ups Dennis Kooker EVP/ Ops And GM, Global Digital Business
October 6, 2008 at 4:26 PM (PT)
SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT has promoted from DENNIS KOOKER from SVP and Controller to EVP Operations and GM/Global Digital Business and U.S. Sales. KOOKER will work closely with Pres./Global Digital Business & U.S. Sales THOMAS HESSE to oversee all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Global Digital Business and U.S. Sales group.
"I am thrilled to announce DENNIS’ promotion," HESSE stated. "In JANUARY, DENNIS agreed to serve as interim head of physical sales, and in that capacity he implemented changes that have significantly improved our competitiveness in the shifting marketplace. He achieved this while continuing to oversee essential functions in our Group, including Finance, Sales Reporting, Research, the U.S. Supply Chain and our artist website activities. Now that JJ SCHAIDLER has joined SONY BMG as the new EVP of U.S. Sales, DENNIS will take on an expanded role on our senior management team. I would like to thank DENNIS for his great contribution and accomplishments over the past several months. I am looking forward to working with him in his new role across the overall group."
"I am very pleased to be given the opportunity to take on this new challenge and excited to make an impact on the many business opportunities that we have for our company and our great artists," KOOKER said. "We are building a world class team and it is an honor that THOMAS has given me the opportunity to take a leadership role that works across our talented group."