Krutnick joins from Smith Barney.

Warner Music Group, which is gearing up for a $750 million initial public offering, has named Jill S. Krutnick as senior VP of investor relations and corporate development.

Krutnick joins the company from Smith Barney, where she was a managing director of U.S. equity research, covering the entertainment and leisure industries. In her new role, based in New York, she reports to WMG executive VP/CFO Michael D. Fleisher.

"For almost two decades, Jill has been a highly regarded stock analyst with a tremendous depth of knowledge about the world's largest media and leisure companies and the institutional investors who invest in them," Fleisher says. "Jill is an exceptionally talented individual with the perfect combination of financial and media/entertainment expertise to represent Warner Music Group to the financial and investment community."