The appointment to COO of Revolt Media & TV gives Derek Ferguson additional authority at the millennial-oriented company — which includes the Revolt music channel — and keeps him part of Sean “Diddy” Combs’ corporate family.
The former Chief Growth Officer for Combs Enterprises now partners with Revolt CEO Keith Clinkscales to handle day-to-day affairs. Ferguson joined Combs’ Bad Boy Entertainment in 1998 as CFO.
“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,” Combs says. “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.”
Before joining Combs Enterprises, Ferguson was BMG Special Products’ VP of Finance and Operations. He and Clinkscales’ alliance goes back to their years at Urban Profile magazine, which they sold in 1991. Ferguson also worked at Bain and Company and Coopers and Lybrand.
Clinkscales says that he and Ferguson plan to “cultivate the Revolt brand and its visibility as the number one name in music.”