At EMI he had responsibility for label finance and sales, operations, creative services, and A&R post production departments and led a management staff of 20+. He worked on the business issues involved in the signing of artists, including Toby Mac, Stephen Curtis Chapman, Chris Tomlin, Switchfoot, David Crowder, and Avalon among others.
During his tenure at EMI, company sales grew from $19.9 million to more than $105.9 million and earned more than 123 gold and platinum album certifications, 170 Dove Awards, and 20 Grammy Awards, and the company was named Billboard’s Christian Label of the Year for 13 years.
Caldwell has served on the board of the Gospel Music Association. He and his wife, Sherry, have one son and live in Brentwood.
Caldwell replaces Mark Wm. Myers, who retired in December 2009, after serving as Trevecca’s executive vice president since 1994.
Trevecca Nazarene University President Dan Boone and the University Board of Trustees announced today that David Caldwell has been named the new executive vice president for finance and administration.
Caldwell, an ’84 alumnus of Trevecca, has served in major leadership roles in the music industry, including vice president of finance of EMI CMG Label Group, senior vice president and general manager of EMI CMG Label Group, and Gospel Music Association board member. Caldwell began his duties at Trevecca today, January 4, 2010.
David Caldwell and his wife Sherry (class of ’85), live in Brentwood.