NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Indie music publisher Spirit Music Group announced the appointment of veteran label exec Joe Borrino as Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer.
In his new role, Borrino will be based in the company’s New York offices, where he will oversee all aspects of Spirit Music Group’s financial and operational activities worldwide.
“I have known Joe for over twenty years dating back to our days at Island Records and I’m confident he is the right person to lead Spirit in this next and most exciting chapter. He is a true professional with a well-rounded background and a wealth of experience on both the label and publishing sides of the business. Joe’s experience speaks for itself and we are thrilled he chose Spirit as his new home for years to come,” said Jon Singer, Chairman, Spirit Music Group.
Borrino comes to his new role after an 18-year stint at Universal Music Group, where he held various roles, including CFO of the Island/Def Jam Music Group during the label’s heydey with artists such as Bon Jovi, The Killers, Justin Bieber, and Kanye West.
After he left UMG, he was recruited by Chairman Shawn “Jay Z” Carter to help launch Jay Z’s Roc Nation, where he served as CFO and helped to found the company’s sports agency, Roc Nation Sports.
In addition to his work at Roc Nation, Borrino has served as a board member for various artist management companies which included Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Calvin Harris, Thomas Rhett and Maroon 5.
Most recently, Borrino served as CFO of Avex International prior to joining Spirit, where he led the development of the company’s US presence as an extension of its successful entertainment conglomerate in Tokyo.