Academy of Country Music® Names Tom Torii, Senior Vice President, Finance & Operations

Tom Torii, Senior Vice President, Finance & Operations, Academy of Country Music
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Encino, CA (August 3, 2017) – The Academy of Country Music® today announced the hiring of Tom Torii, named Senior Vice President, Finance & Operations. In this newly created role, Torii will oversee all aspects of the Academy’s finance, planning, analysis, operations and human resources functions. The position is based out of the Academy’s headquarters in Encino and reports to Pete Fisher, Chief Executive Officer of the Academy of Country Music.

Torii joins the Academy from Anschutz Entertainment Group, where he solidified his reputation as a hands-on, strategic CFO, capable of providing financial and operational direction across organizations. During his nearly decade-long tenure as Vice President of Finance at AEG and Chief Financial Officer of AEG Sports, Torii oversaw all finance of sports entities including Amgen Tour of California, Houston Dynamo, Los Angeles Galaxy, Los Angeles Kings, and many other marquee brands. In addition, he led finance activities for non-sports entities such as AXS TV, JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton at LA Live, Ritz-Carlton condominiums at LA Live, ticketing platforms for and, among others.

Prior to AEG, Torii developed and implemented financial strategies at the operational level as Interim Chief Financial Officer at AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour. During his six years there, he was responsible for finance and accounting for the public company. A leader of finance and accounting, Torii’s career stops include 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros./Turner Feature Animation and The Jim Henson Company.

“It is with great excitement we announce Tom as the newest member of the Academy’s team. Tom’s skill set and experience are an exact match for what we need to transform the Academy and accomplish the strategic vision of our Board,” said Fisher.

“I am so thrilled to join the Academy of Country Music and ACM Lifting Lives team and become part of the ongoing growth of this entire organization. Previously being involved in finance of sports entertainment and studio entertainment, I look forward to expanding and pursuing my knowledge in the country music industry, and I am excited to help take the Academy to the next level,” said Torii.

A Southern California native, Torii graduated from Loyola Marymount University, where he studied accounting. He is an avid sports and music fan, and lives with his wife, Christine, in Manhattan Beach with their three children, Lauren, Ryan, and Madison.

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Courtesy of ACM