October 05, 2021 I Appointments

American Music & Sound Announces Executive Changes

Pat Sullivan and Lynn Martin

Exertis | Jam has announced two key leadership appointments. Lynn Martin, the founder and long-time president of American Music & Sound will fill the new role of director of strategic development for Exertis | Jam. Pat Sullivan has been tapped to fill the role of president of American Music & Sound.

American Music & Sound, an Exertis | Jam business, has been led by Lynn Martin for almost 20 years. Martin will now fill a wider role as the director of strategic development across Exertis | Jam. Replacing Martin as president, American Music & Sound is Patrick Sullivan, recent president of InMusic and past vice president, merchandising at Guitar Center.

“Lynn is an industry legend and a friend, he has done brilliant work developing and leading American Music and Sound,” said Marty Szpiro, president of Exertis North America. “Pat has had a stellar career and is highly respected across the pro-audio and MI world. We welcome Pat and look forward to great things under his leadership.”

“What a great ride this has been with Jam and AM&S over the decades,” Martin said. “I was there at the birth of the division, and have seen huge growth, all thanks to our great partnerships with fantastic brands. I am delighted to hand off the stewardship to Pat, we couldn’t have a better person in place for this transition. I look forward to playing an important role strategically in the future and will support Pat where I can.”

Sullivan adds, “I am excited to join the growing Exertis | Jam team and build on the success that Lynn and the AM&S team have created. Their perspective on the opportunities within the industry match completely with my experience and vision for the future.”


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