EMPIRE has appointed Jennifer Cabalquinto as Chief Financial Officer.
According to the announcement, Cabalquinto will oversee all day-to-day and long-term financial planning and accounting operations for the music powerhouse, and “strategize EMPIRE’s reach beyond music into the sports, videogame, tv/film and live entertainment sectors”.
Cabalquinto arrives at EMPIRE with more than 25 years of experience having “a proven track record of implementing and improving the financial foundations in various entertainment industries” according to the company.
Previously, she held Chief Financial Officer positions at 2K Games, Universal Studios Hollywood, Telemundo and the Golden State Warriors.
There, she most notably oversaw the development and financial execution of Chase Center and was one of the few c-suite women executives in the NBA during the Warrior’s five straight NBA Finals appearances and three NBA championships.
Cabalquinto currently sits on the board for American Century Investments MV Funds and Sabio Holdings Inc.
Additionally, over the past decade in the Bay Area, EMPIRE notes that Cabalquinto has been “intimately involved in city and community development” through sitting on the board of KQED, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Boys & Girls Club of Oakland, Alameda County Food Bank, and more.
She’s been honored twice on San Francisco Business Times’ Most Influential Women list and recognized by half a dozen more organizations.
“For more than a decade, EMPIRE has been a pioneer in the music industry and I am beyond excited to be a part of this team.”
“For more than a decade, EMPIRE has been a pioneer in the music industry and I am beyond excited to be a part of this team” said Cabalquinto.
“As someone who’s worked in the Bay Area for many years there’s nothing better than aligning with a local company that’s making a global impact. I look forward to helping EMPIRE’s continued growth on a worldwide scale.
“Jennifer’s wealth of knowledge across multiple entertainment categories will allow EMPIRE to continue to be a music industry leader for financial independence and transparency.”
EMPIRE CEO and Founder, Ghazi said: “Jennifer’s wealth of knowledge across multiple entertainment categories will allow EMPIRE to continue to be a music industry leader for financial independence and transparency.
“I am confident she will also be a key player in our expansion beyond music as we explore new content verticals as a company“.Music Business Worldwide