June 3, 2021 – WB&B Executive Search has assisted independent DIY digital music distributor TuneCore in the recruitment of Becky Sebber as its new chief financial officer. Leading the assignment for the search team were Kenneth Roldan, chief executive officer; Toyann King, senior partner and head of recruitment; Jeff Greene, senior partner; and Hamilton Roldan, director. “Becky brings with her a wealth of knowledge and a deep understanding of the technology and music worlds, exactly where TuneCore sits,” said Matt Barrington, chief operating officer and co-head of TuneCore. “Her experience speaks for itself and I’m looking forward to her leadership as the company grows.”
Ms. Sebber joins TuneCore from Conde Nast Entertainment where she was vice president of operations and strategic planning, overseeing finance, operations and strategy for the company’s TV, film, and digital video division. She joined Conde Nast as vice president of finance and planning in 2014. Prior to that, Ms. Sebber was VP of finance for Vevo, the world’s leading music video network. She was a key member of the finance team that launched Vevo in 2009, having spent several years at Universal Music Group, first in global finance and later on the global digital initiatives team where Vevo was created.
TuneCore is owned by Paris-based Believe, and together the companies provide support for artists at all stages of their careers. TuneCore is the global platform for independent musicians to build audiences and careers – with technology and services across distribution, publishing administration and a range of promotional services. TuneCore Music Distribution services help artists, labels and managers sell their music through Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, JioSaavn, Deezer, TikTok and more than 150 download and streaming stores worldwide, while retaining 100 percent of their sales revenue and rights for a low annual flat fee.
At TuneCore, Ms. Sebber will oversee all financial operations across the company’s central business units as well as its operations in 14 countries across four continents. She will work closely with TuneCore and Believe finance teams as the companies continue to leverage their relationship in order to maximize opportunities.
“TuneCore is one of the most exciting companies in the music industry right now,” said Ms. Sebber. “The spirit of this company, its employees and its artists are truly inspirational and I’m excited to make an immediate meaningful contribution to TuneCore’s growth.”
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Kenneth Roldan is founder of WB&B Executive Search. He has had a passion for diversity management recruitment for over a decade. His strategies in global diversity staffing, succession planning and retention have helped alter the balance in the ethnic, gender and cultural diversity in America’s corporations, government, and not-for-profit organizations. With a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a law degree, Mr. Roldan was recently appointed to the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office where he was instrumental in driving workplace diversity.
Ms. King leads executive and managerial level, cross-industry recruitment efforts to identify top performers for corporate and non-profit clients. Working to research, identify, screen, assess and present talent to WB&B’s corporate clients, Ms. King serves as a business partner and an advocate of equal opportunity for both employee and employer progression, identifying candidates. Among the functions she is experienced in are information technology, quality, manufacturing operations, supply chain, finance and communications, among others.
Mr. Greene has over 30 years of experience in executive search with a track record of placements for clients across industries. He is credited with executing search strategies that ensure a balanced slate of diverse high achieving candidates for clients. He is also one of the founding members of the Foundation for Minority Professional Advancement, a not-for-profit organization that provides career counseling and networking solutions for women and people of color.
Hamilton Roldan serves as director of client delivery and brand engagement at WB&B. He has a background in marketing and advertising within the entertainment industry which contributes to the firm partnering with clients across industries to serve as a talent acquisition and D&I partner. In addition to managing client relationships, Mr. Roldan has been instrumental in communicating the mission and vision to WB&B’s networks and centers of influence through branded content and strategic positioning. During his tenure at the firm, he has implemented an applicant tracking system and candidate relationship management tool.
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