Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Revolt TV has named Derek Ferguson its chief operating officer.
Ferguson (pictured above) was already in the Combs fold as chief growth officer of the music producer’s Combs Enterprises, which was a major shareholder in Revolt. The new COO joined Bad Boy Records in 1998 as Combs’ chief financial officer.
“Derek has been one of my most trusted advisors for nearly 20 years and I know that he will bring the same leadership and expertise to Revolt,” said Combs. “He possesses a deep knowledge and understanding of my businesses that has resulted in some of my most successful deals across all of my brands. I believe alongside Keith they will continue to position Revolt as a leading media company for the millennial generation.”
Prior to joining Combs Enterprises, Ferguson was the vice president of Finance and Operations for BMG Special Products, a division of BMG Entertainment. He also was the chief operating officer of Urban Profile Communications Inc., a startup magazine he co-founded with current Revolt CEO Keith Clinkscales.
“Derek Ferguson’s familiarity with building global brands from their inception extends decades and we are thrilled to have him join the Revolt family,” Clinkscales said in a statement. “I look forward to working hand in hand with Derek to continue to cultivate the Revolt brand and its visibility as the number one name in music.”
“I am truly excited and grateful to Mr. Combs for this opportunity and am excited to work with Keith and the talented team at Revolt to develop winning partnerships and provide engaging content that will continue its growth and success,” added Ferguson.