The company has announced today (April 29) they have brought in Jane Reisman (pictured) as their new Chief Financial Officer.
Reisman brings over 25 years of finance, accounting leadership and music industry experience to Primary Wave.
As the newly appointed CFO, Jane will oversee all financial functions for the company including business planning, accounting, royalty processing, fund administration, reporting, audit and tax.
Reisman takes over the responsibility from Ramon Villa, who as an early partner of the firm has served the dual role of CFO and Chief Operating Officer.
With a full time focus as COO, Villa will continue to oversee the day-to-day operations of Primary Wave’s offices on both coasts, focus on the firm’s deal and acquisition process and work with the company’s in-house marketing and branding teams.
Villa has already been working alongside Cathy Schulman of WELLE Entertainment and is spearheading the development process of a Glenn Gould bio-pic as well as alongside Robert Kraft for documentary and series projects.
Reisman started her career earning her CPA license with Ernst & Young. While there, she worked with clients in all facets of the music business, including publishing, concert promotion and music labels.
Later she spent 12 years with Sony Music, ultimately rising to Head of Finance for Epic Records, where she worked with artists including Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, Modest Mouse, The Fray and Sara Bareilles.
She was most recently founder and CEO of JPR Consulting, an outsourced firm that provided services to small and medium-sized businesses.
Throughout her career, she has been CFO for organizations and startups involved in music technology (Dubset Media, Pulselocker, IODA), documentary film production (The Representation Project), nonprofits (Fundly, SFAI), and tech & wellness (Carrot Fertility, AngelList).
“I AM THRILLED TO BE JOINING THIS IMPRESSIVE TEAM OF INNOVATORS TO HELP EXPAND THE REACH AND INFLUENCE OF THE MUSIC OF SO MANY ICONIC ARTISTS AND SONGWRITERS.”
Reisman said: “I am thrilled to be joining this impressive team of innovators to help expand the reach and influence of the music of so many iconic artists and songwriters.
“I will draw upon years of experience to advance PW’s use of technology to maximize its efforts and support its rapid growth, while maintaining the high bar that has been set by Ramon and the team.
“To be able to work with this company that values creativity, excellence and diversity is truly an honor.”
Villa added: ”We are excited to have Jane join our executive team and family. I am personally joyed to have another set of strong, capable and caring hands to help manage our company of creative assets and partnerships exponentially growing every day.”
“BOTH RAMON AND I ARE EXTREMELY PLEASED TO HAVE JANE JOIN THE PRIMARY WAVE FAMILY AS OUR NEW CFO.”
LAWRENCE MESTEL, PRIMARY WAVE
Lawrence Mestel, CEO & Founder of Primary Wave said: “Ramon has been a tremendous partner and confident over the last 13 years. I’m thrilled to see him stepping into his role as Chief Operating Officer full time where he will continue to be an asset to Primary Wave.
“Both Ramon and I are extremely pleased to have Jane join the Primary Wave family as our new CFO. She has been a long-time friend to the team here at Primary Wave and her vast industry experience will be an immense asset to our company.”