Roger Menz has been promoted to Vice President, Strategic Projects, International Commercial Group, BMG, it was announced Monday (2nd March) by Stuart Rubin, Senior Vice President, International Commercial Group for the company. The appointment is effective immediately.
In his new role, Menz will be responsible for managing strategic projects across all territories outside the U.S. to enhance BMG's international commercial activities. In addition to the continued international management of the Elvis Presley catalog and the repositioning of John Denver, he will also manage the international artist marketing for Nashville repertoire, the research and development strategy for an effective DRTV model and the commercial marketing of BMG's DVD catalog outside North America, among other strategic projects. Menz will continue to be based in New York and report directly to Rubin.
"Roger is a tremendous asset to BMG and has demonstrated internally and externally the qualities to succeed in international marketing," said Rubin.
Menz most recently served as Senior Director, Global Marketing within the International Commercial Group, where he managed the international releases of Elvis 30 #1 Hits and Elvis 2nd to None, among other strategic priority releases. He also worked on new business developments with telecommunication and mobile entertainment partners for BMG globally.
Prior to joining BMG in 1997, Menz gathered marketing experience at various companies including Adidas and was the co-founder of intainment.com AG, an Internet startup in Munich, Germany specializing in entertainment content.