Universal Music Publishing Group has promoted Mark Coltman to EVP, information technology.
Coltman will continue to be based in London and will report to UMPG’s CFO, worldwide JW Beekman and EVP, global administration John Reston.
Coltman’s responsibilities include driving UMPG’s global IT strategy and overseeing all application development and maintenance across the company’s business lines. The functions covered by his team include royalty systems, advanced business intelligence and a tailor-made sync pitching and licensing system.
Coltman has been with UMPG for almost 23 years and is a member of the global management team. He most recently served as SVP, global technology, and led the transition to the company’s new cloud-based technology infrastructure
Beekman said: “UMPG’s global, integrated suite of applications enable excellent administration services that provide value to our songwriters and partners. In his leadership role, Mark has been instrumental in driving UMPG’s market-leading development of these technologies while staying relentlessly focused on being a true partner to the business. I very happy to recognize his incredible contributions with this promotion.”
Coltman added: “We operate in a fast-paced industry where evolving technologies are playing an unprecedented role in the marketplace. This is a fantastic opportunity for UMPG to continue its industry leadership in the delivery of innovative applications which help all areas of our business to excel. I look forward to my continued work with JW and our talented global executive team on these integral efforts.”