Previously served as director of biz dev, finance.

David Zierler was promoted to VP of business development and finance for Fontana, the independent distribution arm of Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD). Zierler reports to Steve Pritchitt, executive VP & GM of Fontana, and is based in Universal City, Calif.

Formerly, Zierler served as director of business development and finance. Prior to joining Fontana, Zierler served as the director of sales analysis for UMGD.

Established just over a year ago, Fontana's roster of partner labels includes Vagrant, VP Records, Quango, DRT Entertainment, Hiero Imperium, Mad Science, Rendevous Entertainment, Global Underground and American Gramaphone.