UMPG promotes Kevin Cady to dual finance and strategy role

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Universal Music Publishing has promoted Kevin Cady to Head of Finance for the Americas and Senior Vice President of Global Business Strategy.

Cady joined the publisher in 2005 and most recently served as Vice President of Global Finance.

In his new role, he succeeds JW Beekman who was recently named UMPG’s global Chief Financial Officer.

In addition to being responsible for financial operations in North America and Latin America, Cady will oversee deal and catalog valuations, and work with global teams in executing strategic opportunities for the company.

“Kevin brings unparalleled qualifications and experience to his new role, and he will be a great addition to the leadership in these important regions.”

JW Beekman, umpg

Said Beekman: “Kevin brings unparalleled qualifications and experience to his new role overseeing finance in North and South America, and he will be a great addition to the leadership in these important regions.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to announce this very well-deserved promotion.”

UMPG Chief Operating Officer Marc Cimino said: “UMPG has a global reputation as the premier home for songwriters, and we take pride in setting the industry standard in our operations.

“With over a decade of experience in evaluating business opportunities, Kevin will be a key contributor in driving our strategic growth.”

marc cimino, umpg

“With over a decade of experience in evaluating business opportunities, Kevin will be a key contributor in driving our strategic growth as we continue providing the highest levels of service to our writers and partners.”

Said Cady: “As the music publishing business model continues to change, there is no company better positioned to maximize revenue streams for its songwriters than UMPG.

“I’m appreciative to Mike Sammis, former UMPG CFO and current Universal Publishing Production Music President, for his mentorship.

“I would like to thank Marc Cimino and JW Beekman for their confidence in me in this new role.

“I look forward to working with them as we continue to identify and create new opportunities for our company and its artists.”

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