Warner Chappell Music Appoints Jenni Pfaff SVP, Head of Global Strategic Integration & Operations


Warner Music Group

Warner Chappell Music (WCM), the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group (WMG), today announced the appointment of Jenni Pfaff to Senior Vice President, Head of Global Strategic Integration & Operations. In addition, Jesse Dang has joined as Senior Vice President of People, supporting Warner Chappell.

Reporting to WCM’s Co-Chairs, Guy Moot, CEO, and Carianne Marshall, COO, Pfaff will serve as an adviser and change agent, ensuring that the company’s global business priorities and strategic initiatives are successfully implemented. In addition, she will work closely with senior management to support cross-functional projects and help to identify ways to create efficiencies and synergies across the business.

Reporting to WMG’s EVP and Chief People Officer, Masha Osherova, Dang will focus on executing Warner Chappell’s People agenda across the company’s U.S., Europe, Latin America and Asia territories, as well as provide HR counsel and support to the publisher’s leadership team.

Moot and Marshall said: “Jenni has been an incredible strategic partner over these past few years as we looked to reenergize our company’s culture and launch our new business strategy. As a trusted adviser to our team, she has very strong relationships across our global organization and this role truly couldn’t be a better fit. We’re equally as excited to welcome Jesse to our Warner Chappell family and look forward to partnering with him on our People strategy and the employee experience for our global teams.”

Osherova added: “Jenni’s move from our People team into a business role at Warner Chappell is a testament to her transformative leadership, and I’m very proud to support her in this next stage of her career. As Jenni steps into her new position, I’m thrilled to have a talented leader like Jesse onboard as our HR head for the Warner Chappell business.”

Pfaff shared: “I’m very proud of everything we’ve been doing to support our people and songwriters and truly create an environment where they can thrive. I believe deeply in this team and the strategy we’ve built to attract and retain the best songwriters and creative talent. I’m grateful to Carianne and Guy for giving me the opportunity to grow with Warner Chappell in this new role and excited to join forces with Jesse as we continue to evolve our company culture.”

Pfaff joined Warner Chappell in 2019 as VP of People before being promoted to her current role as SVP of People. During her time at Warner Chappell, she’s focused her efforts on transforming the company’s culture and driving the employee engagement strategy for a global team of more than 500+ employees. Prior, she founded pfaff HR, and before that, spent 17 years working as a senior HR leader at PwC, Activision Blizzard, and Northrop Grumman. She is a certified executive coach and has many years of experience coaching leaders and teams on how to maximize their true potential. Pfaff holds a B.S. in Psychology, a master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and recently obtained a certification in Strategy Execution from Harvard Business School Online.

Dang has more than 20 years of experience working in entertainment and media. Most recently, he was the Head of People Partners, Sales & Distribution / News & Sports at WarnerMedia, where he focused on driving a variety of transformative efforts, including addressing skills gaps and helping define roles and responsibilities across the HR organization. Prior, he worked at Warner Bros. Entertainment for ten years and focused on a number of HR initiatives, which included leading the reorganization efforts for a joint venture with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Before Warner Bros., Dang spent ten years at PwC, consulting in the company’s Entertainment and Media division. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.

July 1, 2021 9:00am ET by Pressparty  

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