Rick Sackheim joins IDJ from Jive.

Rick Sackheim has joined Island Def Jam Music Group as senior VP of promotion. In his new position, he'll oversee all radio formats, as well as the field staff. He joins from Jive, where he was VP rhythm/crossover promotion, and has also logged time at Arista, Restless, 911 Entertainment and Scotti Brothers, where he began his career. He'll report to IDJ executive VP promotion Greg Thompson.

“I'm honored to have a professional of Rick's caliber joining our team,” Thompson says. “He has that rare ability to understand radio and maximize opportunities for our artists without compromising their integrity. On behalf of the entire team, I welcome Rick to the IDJ family.”

“To work with the ‘dream team’ - L.A. Reid, Steve Bartels, Shawn Carter and Greg Thompson - is an amazing opportunity for me!” Sackheim enthused. “These guys are truly the best in the business and I am honored to be a part of what will be the best time in my life professionally and personally."