The American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers, announced Thursday the appointment of Paul Rourke as the organization’s Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, reporting to ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews. Rourke will be responsible for all of the organization’s financial matters across all business units on a global basis. Rourke has held senior positions overseeing the financial operations at a variety of major entertainment companies and has led global growth initiatives in Europe, Asia, India and South America. Most recently he was EVP/CFO, Finance and Technology at Viacom International Media Networks from 2011 to 2015.
Matthews said of the appointment, “ASCAP is in the midst of a major transformation into a new and modernized era in performing rights, including the ability to provide our members and our licensing partners first-in-class services on a global basis. Paul has vast experience working in international markets around the world, setting up and developing the financial infrastructure to support growth in the media, technology and entertainment sectors. His global financial experience and ability to deliver excellent results on strategic initiatives will prove invaluable to ASCAP’s execution of our multi-year strategy. We look forward to having his expertise as part of ASCAP’s new executive management team.”