RWS Entertainment Group announced the appointment of former Feld Entertainment finance executive Keith Senglaub to the role of Chief Financial Officer. Senglaub joins RWS with more than 30 years of experience in corporate leadership roles ranging from Controller to CEO. The finance team will be further supported by Josué Román-Castro, RWS Assistant Vice President, Finance and Melinda Spurling, Controller at RWS subsidiary, JRA.
“The past twelve months have been incredibly exciting, including the launch of several new divisions within the company and the acquisition of JRA,” said RWS Entertainment Group Founder and CEO Ryan Stana. “Keith Senglaub’s expertise and experience are exactly what we need to stay at the forefront of the entertainment industry.”
Senglaub is an accomplished media, sports, entertainment, business services and consumer products finance and operations executive with over 30 years of experience. His corporate leadership roles have ranged from Controller to CFO to CEO in fast-growing, privately-held companies ranging in size from $15 million to almost $1 billion. As CFO of Feld, Senglaub provided C-Level leadership of corporate financing strategy, deal execution and risk management, working with such brands and productions as Disney on Ice, Sesame Street Live and The Trolls Experience.
“My career has been the journey of a lifetime,” said Senglaub. “I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of industries gaining incredible experiences with amazing people around the world. I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues on a new journey with RWS Entertainment Group as part of the fastest-growing entertainment company in the world.”
RWS also announced the promotion of Román-Castro from Director of Finance to Assistant Vice President, Finance. After graduating with his Juris Doctor from the Inter-American University School of Law in 2017, Román-Castro moved to New York from Puerto Rico and began his career with RWS as a Finance Intern. In that role, he capitalized on his Bachelor of Business Administration degree concentrated in accounting, as well as his previous five years of professional accounting experience.
Melinda Spurling has served as JRA’s controller for the last five years. As Controller, Spurling maintains, manages and analyzes JRA’s financial statements and reporting, payroll, budgets and tax compliance. Spurling brings a deep knowledge of financial planning, cost accounting and budgeting and will work with Senglaub to ensure JRA’s continued financial success. Before joining JRA, Melinda spent nine years as Accounting Manager for Ernst & Rabe.