NEW YORK (Hypebot) – Digital distributor The Orchard announced on Monday morning that interim CEO Brad Navin has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and a director of the company.
Navin was selected after Board Chairman Michael Donahue launched a search committee last October when popular long time CEO Greg Scholl left to take a senior executive position heading some of NBC Universal's new media efforts.
From the press release:
I’m thrilled to take on this prestigious position and to continue to drive marketing and distribution with the best team assembled,” said Navin. “We’ll remain focused on what we do best: partnering with great clients, creating strategic marketing plans, and investing in artists we believe in.”
“With Brad’s more than 14 years of leadership in the industry, six of those with The Orchard, including as Executive Vice President and General Manager, our Board of Directors is confident in Brad’s proven ability to lead The Orchard into the next decade,” said Donahue. “As an accomplished executive who is intimately familiar with The Orchard’s business, Brad is the perfect fit for this role. We’re extremely pleased to have him direct the company.”