Michael Zemetra to Succeed Jerry Gold, Who is set to Join LiveXLive as a Board Member
LiveXLive Media, a global digital media company focused on live entertainment, announced that it has appointed Michael Zemetra as its Chief Financial Officer effective April 13, 2018. Zemetra brings to LiveXLive significant financial and operational experience from his leadership roles with global companies across multiple industries.
Zemetra will succeed Jerome Gold, who guided LiveXLive through many important milestones in the company’s evolution, including its listing to NASDAQ, the acquisition of Slacker Radio and a transformative capital raise. Now that these activities are complete, Gold has been appointed Chief Strategy Officer and has joined LiveXLive’s Board of Directors effective April 16, 2018. He will be advising on company strategy and music industry relations and working with Zemetra to ensure a seamless transition.
“We are sincerely grateful to Jerry for his outstanding leadership and continuing contributions to the growth and success of LiveXLive and are pleased to have him join the board. Michael’s proven track record as a financial leader guiding highly relevant technology and media companies is an incredible asset that we will leverage as we continue to grow and build our market presence. As we approach the start of music festival season, we are extremely excited for our future and are focused on executing on the very significant opportunities ahead of us,” said Robert Ellin, CEO & Chairman, LiveXLive.
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Zemetra is a seasoned executive with extensive financial and operational experience in building, managing and scaling large global organizations, systems and operations. He has built and led financial organizations across multi-billion-dollar technology, media, e-commerce, entertainment, retail, and telecommunications companies. Most recently Zemetra served as the Divisional Chief Financial Officer for the business cloud division of j2 Global. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer for the in-flight entertainment services company, Global Eagle Entertainment, and previously as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for digital content and media company, Demand Media (now Leaf Group).
“LiveXLive is positioned to capitalize on the massive opportunities in streaming music and live events, and I am thrilled to join as its chief financial officer. This is an exciting time to join the talented LiveXLive team, and I look forward to contributing to the next phase of the company’s growth and evolution,” added Zemetra.
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