Janet Kirker has been appointed Chief Product Officer at Synchtank, a UK-based B2B SaaS company providing asset and rights management and royalty accounting solutions to the music, media and production industries.
Kirker’s appointment follows Synchtank’s $5.8 million Series A fundraiser in Novemberwhich was led by Octopus Ventures.
Kirker brings to Synchtank more than 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry.
The executive specializes in the delivery of creative and administrative systems, with a focus on managing intellectual property rights and integrating rights into financial operations.
According to Synctank, Kirker will lead the company’s product roadmap and will report to Rory Bernard, chief executive officer.
Before joining Synchtank, Kirker served as Vice President, Rights and Royalties Warner Music Groupworks on the vision, strategy and roadmap for rights management and licensing in global data operations.
Prior to Warner, she worked at EMI Music Publishing and also held positions at LegalZoom, The Cimarron Group and The Walt Disney Company.
Kirker joins an executive team of Chief Executive Officer Rory Bernard, Chief Business Officer Chris Cass and President/Founder Joel Jordan.
“[Kirker’s] Deep knowledge will expand our teams as we manage a very busy product pipeline over the next few years.”
Rory Bernard, said, “Having worked with Janet as a customer, we are delighted to have her join us as Chief Product Officer as she brings many years of experience working with world-class enterprise systems.
“Your depth of knowledge will enhance our teams as we manage a very busy product pipeline over the next few years.”
“This is such a pivotal time for the entertainment industry.”
Janet Kirker added: “This is such a pivotal time for the entertainment industry, especially when it comes to intellectual property management.
“You have to be smart and quick, and Synchtank is both.
“I look forward to continuing to build the company’s reputation as the leading B2B SaaS solution for the music, media and production entertainment industries.
“I look forward to working with Rory, the executive team and Synchtank’s distinguished customers to create a strategic roadmap that will allow us to both expand and focus our offering for even greater success.”
sync tank started In early 2021, its dedicated royalty accounting platform IRIS, specifically designed for use in the music publishing sector, with the ability to track data and identify royalty payments across a wide range of platforms and territories.music business worldwide
https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/janet-kirker-named-chief-product-officer-at-uk-based-synchtank/ Janet Kirker joins Synchtank in the UK as Chief Product Officer