Capitol Music Group Chairman & CEO Steve Barnett today announced the appointment of longtime Universal Music Group financial executive Todd von Mende as its chief financial officer.
“Todd’s financial acumen and leadership skills have been highly regarded within the Universal Music Group for many years," Steve Barnett said in a srtatment. "I couldn’t be happier that he is now a member of my senior management team and will be playing such an important role in the growth and development of Capitol Music Group.”
Von Mende has been with UMG since 2001, most recently serving as CFO of Universal Music Group Distribution and overseeing UMG's integration of EMI. Prior to joining UMG, von Mende was an executive with the Walt Disney Company. He also launched 23 Frames, a film production company, and produced, wrote and directed the film "Easier Said."
“I’m thrilled to be working alongside Steve Barnett and the incredible team he is building to revitalize Capitol Music Group and position us for great success in the ever-challenging music business," von Mende commented. "I want to thank Jim Urie for his guidance and leadership throughout my years at UMGD, and Boyd Muir for his confidence in steering my career, both of which have led me to this great opportunity of working with Steve Barnett at the Capitol Music Group."