Executive Turntable

Concord Promotes Bob Valentine to President, Kent Hoskins to CFO

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Concord has continued to shuffle its executive ranks, announcing Tuesday (March 23) that chief financial officer Bob Valentine has been promoted to president of the company, while publishing CFO Kent Hoskins has been promoted to replace Valentine as CFO. Both execs will report to CEO Scott Pascucci, with their promotions effective immediately.

Valentine has been working with Concord in one form or another since becoming CFO of the Concord Music Group in 2005, and worked in top finance and operations roles as Concord’s various entities shifted amid acquisitions and mergers through the years, before retaining the CFO title in 2015 upon the merger of Concord and Bicycle, which became just Concord in 2019. As president, he’ll be in charge of the overall business alongside Pascucci, tasked with leading acquisitions, expanding into new markets and businesses and generally expanding the scope of the company for its artists and partners.

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Bob Valentine

“I’m extraordinarily proud and humbled by the growth and success of Concord, and even more thankful for the many, many people who have worked so hard to make Concord what it is today," Valentine said in a statement. "Scott, our Board and I have developed an outstanding working partnership and I look forward to continuing our collective mission to make Concord the leading independent, worldwide leader in the music industry."

Hoskins, meanwhile, has held top financial positions at Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers from 2001, when he became its group financial controller, before the company’s sale to Imagem in 2008, when he became Imagem U.K.’s CFO, before being promoted to global head of finance in 2015. When Imagem was acquired by Concord in 2017, he took on the role of CFO of Concord Music Publishing, overseeing the catalog acquisitions of Pulse Music Group, Samuel French and Sikorski, among others.

“Having worked in the music industry for almost 20 years, I am honored and delighted to be taking up the Concord CFO role,” Hoskins said in a statement. “The team at Concord persistently delivers the creative passion and stewardship of their artists, writers and authors with an astute and highly successful growth strategy. I look forward to Concord continuing that success and thank Scott Pascucci and Bob Valentine for their continued support.”

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Kent Hoskins

The promotions today follow two more top-level moves in January, when Victor Zaraya was promoted to COO of Concord and Ruth Martinez was named chief people officer. Those moves followed then-COO Jim Selby’s shift to chief publishing executive, replacing Jake Wisely, who stepped down last September.

“Bob has been a key contributor to Concord’s evolution and growth over the better part of twenty years," Pascucci said in a statement. "He takes great pride in the history and culture of the company and understands as well as any of us the work and dedication that our entire team has invested in the dramatic evolution of Concord. This is a well-deserved promotion in recognition of his invaluable contributions to the future vision of Concord.

“He will be replaced by Kent Hoskins, another extraordinary executive who has been serving as CFO of both Concord Music Publishing and Concord Theatricals," Pascucci continued. "His transition to CFO of the entire company will be seamless and the entire Board looks forward to working even more closely with Kent in the coming years.”

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