In the new role, Perez will partner with Kobalt CEO, Laurent Hubert, to run the day-to-day operations of the company.
In addition to her previous role, she will now also oversee creative A&R, publishing operations, and the company’s efforts around diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).
Additionally, she will continue to oversee synch and brand partnerships, business development, marketing, Kobalt’s international offices and writer and publisher relations.
According to Kobalt, as Chief Experience Officer, Perez has “transformed client operations through an enhanced writer and publisher relations service”.
Kobalt also says that Perez works closely with the company’s regional offices to further international growth, most recently hiring Stephane Berlow as Managing Director in Paris.
Prior to joining Kobalt, Perez worked at Sony Music Entertainment for 12 years where she most recently served as their Vice President of Music For Brands and Advertising.
“From the moment she joined Kobalt, I knew that Jeannette would grow into a great leader.”
Willard Ahdritz, Kobalt
Kobalt Founder and Chairman Willard Ahdritz, said: “From the moment she joined Kobalt, I knew that Jeannette would grow into a great leader. She has an innate understanding of our culture and leads by always keeping our clients’ best interests in mind.
“She delivers at the highest level and continuously sets new standards for artist and songwriter services. The music industry needs more leaders like Jeannette, and I am excited to have her work alongside Laurent and take on the post of President and COO, a role that will allow her to play an even more important part in our success.”
“Thank you to Willard, Laurent and the entire Kobalt family for the opportunity to grow as an executive within this organization.”
Perez stated: “Thank you to Willard, Laurent and the entire Kobalt family for the opportunity to grow as an executive within this organization. Kobalt is a music company that truly epitomizes what it means to be innovative, honest and transparent.
“Our creative and administrative service offerings combined with our technology have made Kobalt a premier destination for artists and songwriters.
“I am excited to work closely with Laurent and the entire team at Kobalt to build upon Willard’s future-forward vision and artists first philosophy.
“From creating one of the best synch teams in the business to advancing key DEI initiatives at Kobalt, she is an integral part of the company.”
Laurent Hubert, Kobalt
Kobalt CEO, Laurent Hubert, said: “I am thrilled to announce Jeannette’s promotion as President and COO of Kobalt.
“Over the past couple of years, Jeannette has played a key part in Kobalt’s success.
“From creating one of the best synch teams in the business to advancing key DEI initiatives at Kobalt, she is an integral part of the company. I am excited to work in close partnership with her and to achieve new milestones for our clients.”Music Business Worldwide