NEW YORK, USA // A 20-year veteran of Universal Music Group, Mr. Roppo has been a part of the Republic family since 2012. Most recently, he served as EVP, Marketing & Commerce. Throughout his tenure, he’s been at the forefront of historical campaigns for the likes of Drake, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Post Malone, James Bay, and most recently Grammy Best New Artist nominee Julia Michaels, and many more.
Prior to Republic, he logged 13 years at Island Def Jam Music Group, becoming Senior Vice President of Sales and working on Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Rihanna, and more. Jim proudly claims to have seen every iteration of the industry’s format evolution, kicking off his career at Los Angeles’s famed Aron’s Records during 1988 when vinyl gave way to CDs. Beginning January 2018, Jim was promoted to Executive Vice President and General Manager of Republic Records, where he oversees all label operations for Republic and its various partners.