International independent music and video distribution company The Orchard has promoted Colleen Theis to COO – she was previously managing director of UK and Europe.
Theis will relocate to the US where she will oversee all client-facing departments for the company’s global digital and physical distribution business, including Client Relations, Acquisition & Retention, Sales & Marketing, and Film, TV & Advertising as well as overseeing the UK and European teams. She’ll report directly to CEO Brad Navin.
Navin said of the appointment: "Our clients will benefit from Colleen's acute understanding of international markets and executing multi-territory release strategies.
"Internally, Colleen's history with The Orchard, combined with her long term industry experience, will ensure we continue to be the premiere global distribution platform for labels, artists and filmmakers."
Prior to joining The Orchard, Theis was senior vice president, International of ADA Global and held international and marketing roles with Rykodisc and Palm Pictures. She began her career in Elektra Records’ international department.
Earlier this year The Orchard merged with IODA (Independent online distribution alliance) and also acquired Iris Distribution.