You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Zoo labels Valkonen biz veepee

Sami Valkonen has been upped to VP, business operations, for Zoo Records, overseeing the label’s finance, human resources and production.

Zoo scored several successes in the past year, including Green Jelly and Matthew Sweet, and has recently solidified its management team with a series of executive appointments, including the hiring of Brad Hunt from Hollywood Records.

“Sami has been instrumental in guiding this company through the last 12 months,” said Zoo prexy Lou Maglia.

Finance/admin exp

Valkonen, an MBA from UCLA and the Helsinki School of Economics, was the label’s director of finance and administration.

His music industry experience includes owning Rocktops, the largest concert booking agency in Finland.

“With the depth of our artist roster and staff’s strength, the coming years will mark an exciting time,” Valkonen said, “and I am ecstatic to be a part of that.”

More Scene

  • Taura Stinson, Common, and Diane WarrenVariety

    Common, Pasek and Paul, Diane Warren Reveal Inspiration Behind Oscar-Nominated Songs

    Sami Valkonen has been upped to VP, business operations, for Zoo Records, overseeing the label’s finance, human resources and production. Zoo scored several successes in the past year, including Green Jelly and Matthew Sweet, and has recently solidified its management team with a series of executive appointments, including the hiring of Brad Hunt from Hollywood […]

  • 'Game Night' film premiere

    'Game Night': Director, Writer Talk 'Straddling Genres' and the Influence of 'Get Out'

    Sami Valkonen has been upped to VP, business operations, for Zoo Records, overseeing the label’s finance, human resources and production. Zoo scored several successes in the past year, including Green Jelly and Matthew Sweet, and has recently solidified its management team with a series of executive appointments, including the hiring of Brad Hunt from Hollywood […]

  • Esquire 'Mavericks of Hollywood' party

    Terry Crews on His Sexual Assault Lawsuit: 'If I Don’t Get Justice, Nobody Can'

    Sami Valkonen has been upped to VP, business operations, for Zoo Records, overseeing the label’s finance, human resources and production. Zoo scored several successes in the past year, including Green Jelly and Matthew Sweet, and has recently solidified its management team with a series of executive appointments, including the hiring of Brad Hunt from Hollywood […]

  • 20th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards

    'I, Tonya,' 'The Shape of Water' Win at 2018 Costume Designers Guild Awards

    Sami Valkonen has been upped to VP, business operations, for Zoo Records, overseeing the label’s finance, human resources and production. Zoo scored several successes in the past year, including Green Jelly and Matthew Sweet, and has recently solidified its management team with a series of executive appointments, including the hiring of Brad Hunt from Hollywood […]

  • 'Atlanta' TV show premiere

    'Atlanta Robbin' Season' Will 'Show What Makes the City Tick,' Producer Says

    Sami Valkonen has been upped to VP, business operations, for Zoo Records, overseeing the label’s finance, human resources and production. Zoo scored several successes in the past year, including Green Jelly and Matthew Sweet, and has recently solidified its management team with a series of executive appointments, including the hiring of Brad Hunt from Hollywood […]

  • Mr Chow 50th Anniversary celebration

    Mr. Chow 50th Anniversary Party Draws Stevie Wonder, Heidi Klum & More Stars

    Sami Valkonen has been upped to VP, business operations, for Zoo Records, overseeing the label’s finance, human resources and production. Zoo scored several successes in the past year, including Green Jelly and Matthew Sweet, and has recently solidified its management team with a series of executive appointments, including the hiring of Brad Hunt from Hollywood […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content