Robert Kyncl has made his first main rent as CEO of Warner Music Group – bringing throughout a former colleague from YouTube in a newly-created position.
Tim Matusch has joined WMG this month as EVP of Technique & Operations, which is described by Kyncl as a “new perform” on the music firm. Matusch, like Kyncl, will primarily be primarily based at Warner’s headquarters in New York.
MBW has confirmed Matusch will report back to Kyncl at WMG.
Matusch was beforehand Managing Director, Technique & Enterprise Operations at YouTube, additionally primarily based in NYC, from 2020 onwards.
Previous to becoming a member of YouTube, the British exec was Managing Director and Associate at Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and ran his personal consulting LLC in New York.
From 2014 to 2017 Matusch held roles at AOL together with Head of Technique and Operations and Basic Supervisor of AOL.com, in response to his LinkedIn profile.
Matusch began his profession on the administration consulting agency Oliver Wyman in London within the early noughties. He spent practically 13 years at Oliver Wyman, transferring to New York and rising to Associate earlier than leaving for AOL.
In a memo to Warner employees despatched final week and obtained by MBW, Robert Kyncl mentioned that Matusch could be “working carefully with me, the broader management group, and plenty of of you, to assist outline, facilitate, and execute our 5–10 yr imaginative and prescient”.
Kyncl added that Matusch would “play a pivotal position in evolving our cross-company plans”, which would come with “deploying enterprise intelligence to strengthen our decision-making” in addition to “creating and monitoring a set of crucial KPIs”.
Kyncl famous that the Technique & Operations position (“StratOps”) was a newly-created place at WMG, however mentioned that it was “a perform I’ve seen add big worth to many dynamic, quickly evolving corporations like ours”.
In reference to making a everlasting inner place for “StratOps” reasonably than counting on exterior consultants, Kyncl mentioned that he was “a agency believer in tapping into, rising, and unleashing the experience throughout the firm itself. That means, we’re extra straight investing in ourselves, and compounding our information and abilities over time.”
Dedicated MBW readers will know properly that, previous to becoming a member of Warner Music Group as CEO this month, Robert Kyncl spent 12 years at YouTube, most recently as Chief Business Officer.
Kyncl confirmed in his be aware right now that he had labored with Matusch “throughout all kinds of tasks” at YouTube and had been “constantly impressed by what [Matusch’s] group has delivered and the way they did it – in a really collaborative trend – which is especially essential to me”.
At Warner, Matusch joins a central management group below Kyncl that features executives similar to Eric Levin (CFO & EVP), Maria Osherova (Chief Individuals Officer & EVP), Paul Robinson (Basic Counsel & EVP), and Oana Ruxandra (Chief Digital Officer & EVP, Enterprise Improvement).
In keeping with Warner Music Group SEC filings, on arrival in his new position, Matusch was granted 23,290 shares of Class A typical inventory within the firm.Music Enterprise Worldwide