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This list showcases the top United States based CFO’ operating in the Digital Entertainment space. If you think a CFO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
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Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer of Dick Clark Productions
Amy Thurlow is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for dick clark productions. Thurlow most recently served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Sales Strategy for TV Guide Network, a CBS/Lionsgate partnership, based in New York and Los Angeles. She played an integral role in selling 50% of the company to CBS. Earlier in Thurlow’s career, she joined NBC Universal and held several positions in various divisions of the company, including Corporate Finance, Corporate Development & Strategy, CNBC and TV & Film Distribution. She began her career at the General Electric Corporation. Thurlow earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Boston College and her MBA from New York University.
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About Dick Clark Productions: Dick Clark Productions is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised events.
Vice Chairman, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Bowlmor AMF
Brett Parker serves as a Vice Chairman, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President at Bowlmor AMF.
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About Bowlero, Bowlmor AMF: Bowlmor AMF in bowling and entertainment in North America.
Chief Financial Officer of Live Nation Entertainment
As CFO of Live Nation Entertainment, Kathy Willard oversees the finances of the world’s largest live entertainment, ticketing and eCommerce company. She was appointed CFO in September 2007 following nine years at the company in various roles including Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Kathy started her career with Arthur Andersen in 1988, where she worked in audit for five years before beginning her accounting and finance career. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with highest honors from the University of Oklahoma and is a Certified Public Accountant.
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About Live Nation Entertainment: Live Nation Entertainment is the live entertainment and eCommerce company.
CFO of BITKRAFT Ventures
Martin is the CFO of BITKRAFT Esports Ventures. He carries out many duties at BITKRAFT, including all operational and financial responsibilities. His international background and fund management knowledge are key to ensure that BITKRAFT maximizes its efforts as it invests in and supports portfolio companies’ growth. Prior to BITKRAFT, Martin was the operating partner of a Palo Alto based VC Firm with over $250M AUM. Martin started his professional career as a consultant at PwC where he performed financial due diligence in almost 20 countries. Martin has an MBA from the University of Chicago and is a CPA. He is also graduate of Kauffman Fellows Program.
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About BITKRAFT Ventures: BITKRAFT Ventures is an early-stage investment platform for gaming, esports, and interactive media.
CFO of All Def Digital
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About All Def Digital: ALL DEF DIGITAL is a premium, multi-platform digital media company and entertainment hub
Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer of Millennium Entertainment
Co-founder and CFO Trevor Short oversees legal, finance and administrative operations for Nu Image, Inc., Millennium Films and all related companies. Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, Short obtained a Bachelor of Law from the University of Rhodesia and an MBA at the University of Cape Town where he was awarded the Gold Medal. In 1980 Short entered the world of banking and commerce, joining Standard Chartered Merchant Bank in Harare as head of Corporate Finance, responsible for takeovers, mergers and IPO’s. He then moved to Hill Samuel Merchant Bank in Johannesburg in 1984 as head of its Corporate Finance Division and subsequently to Investec Bank where he was responsible for eight IPOs on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, as well as numerous mergers and acquisitions Short’s finance background led him to develop a tax based financing formula to produce motion pictures in South Africa. He succeeded in procuring over $200 million from private investors to fund the production of international films made in South Africa. Much of the financing he secured was for films produced by Avi Lerner’s Nu Metro group for international film companies. He also became a consultant to the Government of South Africa regarding film incentive legislation.
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About Millennium Entertainment: Millennium Entertainment – Theatrical Film/Movie Distribution Company based in Los Angeles, CA
CFO of Dreamscape Immersive
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About Dreamscape Immersive: Dreamscape Immersive is a company that uses VR technologies to create an entirely new form of mainstream location-based entertainment.
Chief Financial Officer of Discovery
Gunnar Wiedenfels is the Chief Financial Officer at Discovery, Inc.
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About Discovery: Discovery is a multinational mass media factual television company covering science, history, geography, survival, and more.
CFO of Relativity Media
Charlie Feigle is the CFO at Relativity Media.
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About Relativity Media: Relativity Media is focused on producing and distributing content in the United States and internationally.
Chief Financial Officer of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment
As Chief Financial Officer at Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, Eu-Gene Sung oversees the finance department for BSE venues and teams, including Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Nets and their NBA G League team, the Long Island Nets, the New York Islanders business operations, NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Webster Hall, and LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theatre. Sung brings more than 15 years of experience in finance to the role, having held a number of positions at Interpublic Group subsidiaries, where she worked her way to Chief Financial Officer at McCann New York. Her role included driving all commercial aspects of client relationships in scope, incremental projects, and staffing, and managing working capital to maximize cash flow. She began her career at J.P. Morgan as an investment banking analyst and research associate. Sung received a Bachelor of Science in economics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, and an MBA from the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD). She resides in Manhattan, with her husband and two children, Tristan and Sydney.
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About Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, Sift: Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE) develops and operates state-of-the-art venues and manages premier sports franchises.
CFO & Board of Director Member of MobiTV
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About MobiTV: Mobi TV offers an end-to-end platform delivering live and on-demand video to any screen, connecting media reliably and on any device.
CFO & Founding Team Member of Television Four
Over 15 years experience in finance and operations with Fox (digital and sports), HBO, and Disney.
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About Television Four: Television Four is a web and TV channel focus on current events.
James M. Heaney
CFO of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
James M. Heaney has been our Chief Financial Officer since January 2012. From 2007 to 2011, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance and Travel Operations for Disney Cruise Line. Mr. Heaney began his career at Disney as Finance Manager in 1994 and was promoted to Director and Vice President of Finance in 1997 and 2002, respectively. From 1990 to 1994, Mr. Heaney served as Finance Manager and Financial Analyst at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. From 1989 to 1990, he worked as a Financial Analyst of Pueblo Xtra International and from 1988 to 1989, as Financial Systems Analyst of Gould, Inc CSD. Mr. Heaney holds a bachelor’s degree in operations management from Texas Tech University and a master’s degree in business administration with an academic emphasis in finance from the University of Florida. – See more at: http://seaworldinvestors.com/corporate-governance/management-team/person-details-management/default.aspx?ItemId=5bb5d22f-4170-4930-b582-9d27772e8e04#sthash.tNTxieHl.dpuf
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About SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment specializes in the fields of theme parks, education, conservation, and entertainment.
CFO of System Shock (Nightdive Studios)
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About Arixystix Creations, System Shock (Nightdive Studios): System Shock is a complete remake of the genre defining classic
Chief Financial Officer of Triseum
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About Triseum: Triseum is an information technology company that offers game based learning, computer gaming, e-learning, and education technology.
CFO CrownPeak of Octiive
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CFO, Corporate Strategy of Frederator Networks
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About Frederator Networks: Frederator Networks is the largest cartoon network, distributing hundreds of independently owned channels, and a leading animation producer.
CFO of Rhymesayers Entertainment LLC
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About Rhymesayers Entertainment LLC: Independent hip hop record label based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, founded in 1995.