London, 28th March 2022
Synchtank, a B2B SaaS company that provides asset and rights management and royalty accounting solutions for the music, media and production industries, today announces the appointment, effective immediately, of Janet Kirker as Chief Product Officer.
Kirker brings to Synchtank more than 20 years of entertainment industry experience in creative and administrative systems delivery, with a focus on intellectual property rights management and integration of rights with financial operations. Kirker will lead the company’s product roadmap and report to Rory Bernard, Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to joining Synchtank, Kirker served as Vice President, Rights and Royalties at Warner Music Group, where she owned the vision, strategy and roadmap for rights management and licensing in global data operations. Before that, she worked at EMI Music Publishing where she developed a full-stack platform for contracts, asset management, and copyright registration, and has also held positions at LegalZoom, The Cimarron Group, and The Walt Disney Company.
Kirker joins an executive team of Chief Executive Officer Rory Bernard, Chief Business Officer Chris Cass (ex-Gracenote/Nielsen), and President/Founder Joel Jordan, combining significant expertise across technology, rights, data, royalties, and product development. Her appointment follows Synchtank’s $5.8 million Series A fundraise in November 2021 and ongoing investment partnership with Octopus Ventures, and further cements the company’s commitment to providing industry leading technology that is the backbone for any modern media company.
In making the announcement, Bernard said, “Having worked with Janet as a customer we are delighted to have her join us as Chief Product Officer, bringing many years of experience in working with best-in-class enterprise systems. Her depth of knowledge will augment our teams as we manage a very busy product pipeline over the next couple of years.”
Kirker said, “This is such a pivotal time for the entertainment industry, particularly when it comes to managing IP. You must be smart and nimble, and Synchtank is both. I’m excited to help build upon the company’s reputation as the leading B2B SaaS solution for the music, media, and production entertainment sectors. I look forward to working with Rory, the leadership team, and Synchtank’s stellar customers to craft a strategic roadmap that will allow us to both broaden and focus our offering to achieve even greater success.”
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Synchtank is a B2B SaaS company that provides asset and rights management and royalty accounting solutions for the music, media and production industries. Its mission is to improve efficiencies across digital entertainment with highly configurable and interoperable software that solves complex rights, data, and licensing challenges for music rights holders and music rights users. With its powerful suite of solutions, Synchtank’s technology is the backbone for any modern media company.