Rob Wiesenthal is Group Executive leading Corporate Development and Mergers and Acquisitions at Sony headquarters. He also holds the titles of EVP and Chief Financial Officer, Sony Corporation of America, and Executive EVP and Chief Strategy Officer, Sony Entertainment Inc. He first joined Sony in 2000.
Rob works with each of Sony’s operating divisions to implement strategies and transactions which leverage Sony’s broad range of entertainment assets across its family of networked connected products. In his role at Sony Entertainment, Rob also oversees Sony/ATV Music Publishing, one of the largest music publishing companies in the world which owns or administers more than 750,000 copyrights by a broad range of important artists including The Beatles.
He is a member of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Operating Committee and sits on the Boards of Directors of Sony Music Entertainment and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, Sony’s mobile phone joint venture.
Rob began his career as a member of First Boston’s Mergers & Acquisitions group in 1986, later joining the firm’s Media Group in 1993. He was named Managing Director of Credit Suisse First Boston in 1999 and headed its entertainment practice and digital media efforts.