Jen Savitzky has been appointed Vice President of Finance for North America at Warner Chappell Music (WCM).
In this role, she will serve as a partner and advisor to the music publisher’s North American team.
She will also oversee all finance and accounting operations and help drive strategic planning initiatives.
She will report to David Woirhaye, WCM’s EVP and Global CFO, who assumed the role in 2021.
Savitzky’s career spans nearly two decades and was most recently with Activision Blizzard.
At Activision Blizzard, she led global revenue accounting, supported new business models such as the eSports League and acted as project manager for various initiatives.
She previously worked at Warner Music Group where she managed all aspects of general and royalty accounting for Rhino Records.
Prior to that, she worked as a Senior Auditor at Deloitte.
“I will focus on improving the partnerships between the North American finance team and departments across the organization.”
Jen Savitzky said: “I am delighted to be back with Warner Chappell and part of the Warner Music Group family.
“I’ve always had a passion for music and songwriters in particular, and it’s exciting to join now at a time when the company is experiencing such rapid growth.
“I will focus on improving the partnerships between the North American finance team and departments across the company.
“I’m really looking forward to using my previous experience to see what we can achieve together.”
“[Savitzky] will help us achieve and deliver on our ambitious goals for this year and beyond.”
David Woirhaye added: “I had the opportunity to work closely with Jen at Warner Recorded Music where she has excelled in a number of roles and I am very proud and excited to be working with her again at Warner Chappell.
“She is a talented and seasoned CFO with experience in music publishing, recording and entertainment, and she will be instrumental in helping us achieve and execute on our ambitious goals for this year and beyond.”
In early 2022, Warner Music Group, through Warner Chappell Music, acquired the worldwide music publishing rights to David Bowie’s catalog of songs.
The price was over 250 million dollars, it was said at the time.
The deal followed Warner’s $400 million acquisition of Kevin Liles-led 300 Entertainment in December.music business worldwide
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