Distrokid Appoints Chief Financial Officer

Feb 22, 2021

Former Financial Executive from Dude Solutions and Citi Joins Distrokid as Chief Financial Officer

DistroKid, a leading SaaS-based music distribution service and backed by Silversmith Capital Partners, has appointed Robin Wheeler Akkerman as Chief Financial Officer.  DistroKid provides musicians, managers, and record labels with online tools and services that are innovative, easy-to-use, and affordable. It serves as one of the easiest ways for artists to get music into Spotify, Apple Music, TikTok, Instagram & more. 

Akkerman brings to DistroKid twenty years of professional finance experience, specialized in corporate financial planning & analysis, valuation and financial advisory services, and investment banking. Most recently, she was Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis at Dude Solutions, where she led the new FP&A team and increased headcount three-fold in two years to support the high-growth organization. Prior to that, Akkerman served as Vice President, Planning and Analysis at Citi where she was responsible for the consolidation and reporting of monthly actuals, quarterly forecasts, and annual plan on a $45B Retail Private Label portfolio comprised of multiple retail partners. Previously, she served as Vice President at AlixPartners and was an analyst at Banc of America Securities.

Akkerman holds her bachelor’s degree in economics from Duke University.

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About DistroKid


DistroKid was founded in 2013 to provide musicians, managers, and record labels with online tools and services that are innovative, easy-to-use, and affordable. More than 400,000 artists rely on DistroKid and include hobbyists, up-and-coming musicians, top YouTubers, and international superstars like 21 Savage, Ludacris, Will Smith, Tom Waits, and more. DistroKid’s expanding array of services include music distribution, monetization, metadata customization, storage, and promotion. DistroKid’s small staff, coupled with a largely automated backend, has enabled DistroKid to process more than 7 million songs—while simultaneously providing fast, personal & friendly customer service to artists of every size.

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