Joe Borrino is a highly successful, results-driven accounting, finance and operations executive with progressive experience in stable and entrepreneurial global companies. During an 18-year tenure at Universal Music Group, he held various roles including CFO of the Island/Def Jam Music Group during the height of the company’s success with such artists as Bon Jovi, The Killers, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Fall Out Boy and Rihanna. Borrino was then recruited by Chairman Shawn “Jay Z” Carter to help launch Jay Z’s Roc Nation, where he was an integral part of the management team building the company for six and half years as CFO. He helped develop the Roc Nation Sports agency in partnership with CAA, which launched a successful boxing division that produced championship matches. He was also a member of the development team that created the annual Made in America music festival. In addition to his work at Roc Nation, Borrino was a board member for various artist management companies which included Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Calvin Harris, Thomas Rhett and Maroon 5. Most recently, Borrino served as CFO of Avex International prior to joining Spirit, where he led the development of the company’s US presence as an extension of its successful entertainment conglomerate in Tokyo.
He started his professional career as an auditor for Grant Thornton. Borrino received his B.S. in accounting and his M.B.A in Finance from St. John’s University.