Deezer makes two big hires to bolster global expansion

Following Deezer’s move into North America the streaming service has hired two new vice presidents to oversee operations in the USA and Southern Europe.

Deezer recently expanded into the massive US market, marking a giant shift in the streamer that was reluctant to venture across the pond before. Their expansion clearly fuelled the flames at Deezer HQ as they’ve now hired two business executives as vice president of their own territories.

The two new hires come in the shape of Jorge Rincon, who comes from a variety of Chief Officer positions for various companies, including international telecommunications and media company Millicom. Alongside him joins Phil Moore with over 25 years of experience in the telecoms and consumer electronics market.

Deezer’s CEO, Hans-Holger Albrecht said: “We are delighted to welcome both Jorge Rincon and Phil Moore, at a time when we are heavily focused on continuing to build and strengthen both the business and the brand. Both regions offer us new opportunities, which can be maximised through leveraging the experience of both of these senior leaders. I know each will be integral to driving and leading our growth and to take Deezer to the next level.”

Talking of his new position at Deezer as Vice President for North America, Rincon said: “The US music streaming market is an extremely interesting and competitive space and one that is ripe for the taking. Deezer has a huge opportunity to expand its offering and grow its user base and I am thrilled to be the person who will be responsible for driving that forward.”

Meanwhile Moore, who will be taking the role of Vice President for Southern Europe, said: “I’m excited to be joining Deezer at this pivotal point in our journey. Not only is there huge potential for growing the brand, but there is a real appetite for another player to enter these markets that can bring something new to the table. I have every confidence that we will succeed.”

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