Business 100 – 2019

Kevin Kelleher/Sony Music Entertainment

Kevin Kelleher recently assumed the role of chief operating officer of Sony Music Entertainment after serving as the company’s chief financial officer for over 20 years. Since he joined Sony Music in 1992, he has helped actively manage the company’s worldwide operations through the changing music landscape. Throughout his tenure he has played a leading role in the development of Sony Music’s core strategies and the implementation of its key operational initiatives.Prior to joining Sony Music Entertainment, Kevin was a partner in the Media / Entertainment Group of Price WaterhouseCoopers.

Kevin, who is a certified public accountant, graduated from Middlebury College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and holds an M.B.A. in finance / accounting from Rutgers Graduate School of Management. He also received an honorary doctorate degree from Five Towns College. A third-generation Irish American with ancestors from counties Clare and Cork, Kevin is proud to be Irish and doesn’t take for granted the hardships his Irish ancestors had to endure in paving the way for what he calls an “interesting life with a wonderful family and many great opportunities.”Kevin is married with three children.