Universal Music Group hires Dan Morales as CIO

Universal Music Group hires Dan Morales as CIO

Universal Music Group (UMG) has hired technology and finance executive Dan Morales as chief information officer (CIO).

The former eBay CEO will be responsible for overseeing UMG's global technology platforms and developing new systems to expand the company’s advanced analytics and data platforms.

Morales, whose appointment comes into effect on April 15, will be based at UMG’s global headquarters in Santa Monica and report to Boyd Muir, UMG’s EVP, chief financial officer and president of operations.

Muir said: “Throughout our digital evolution, UMG continues to redefine the role of a modern music company. With Dan as CIO, we are adding an executive with immense talent and experience in building technology and software solutions on a global scale and leveraging technology to deliver growth. I’m thrilled to welcome Dan to our team and I’m looking forward to working with him to drive our business into the future.”

UMG is an iconic company with a rich history and unparalleled global reach in entertainment

Dan Morales

Universal Music Group

“UMG is an iconic company with a rich history and an unparalleled global reach in entertainment,” Morales said. “This is a company with a successful track record of innovation that consistently pushes boundaries with technology. It’s an exciting time to join UMG and I’m looking forward to working with Boyd, the executive team, and the entire UMG Technology team to accelerate the pace of advancement.”

Originally from Texas, Morales joined eBay in 2011 as VP of corporate enablement functions, rising to CIO in 2014. When eBay and PayPal split in 2015, Morales led the team that separated the companies’ technology systems and rebuilt eBay’s global technology and applications.

Prior to eBay, Morales served from 2003 to 2011 as SVP of enterprise corporate technology at Bank Of America Corp. in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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