Courtesy of Cineverse
Might 23, 2023
Cineverse Corp. Might 23 introduced the promotions of a number of key executives, together with naming Erick Opeka president of the streaming expertise/media firm.
Opeka, who will proceed in his position as chief technique officer, will proceed to guide the corporate’s company technique, strategic initiatives, and M&A efforts, and in addition oversee its portfolio of greater than two dozen SVOD, AVOD and FAST linear networks accessible on-line, on cell gadgets, desktop computer systems and linked TVs.
With eight acquisitions prior to now two years, Opeka will proceed to pursue further accretive M&A alternatives to assist Cineverse’s distinctive content material technique and desires of its fanatic audiences.
Individually, Tony Huidor, the driving pressure behind Cineverse’s Matchpoint expertise platform, has been promoted to COO/chief expertise officer. Huidor’s oversight of the corporate’s engineering sources have been essential in increasing the corporate’s expertise portfolio. In his expanded position, Huidor will proceed to supervise the expertise roadmap and all software program improvement efforts pertaining to the Matchpoint platform suite, along with overseeing the product technique for all consumer-facing merchandise throughout the firm’s portfolio of providers specializing in leveraging the ability of content material processing at scale whereas using AI and machine studying.
Mark Torres, an HR government at Sony Photos, Ticketmaster and Selection, has been appointed chief folks officer. Torres will oversee all points of human sources features, world folks technique and operations.
Longtime dwelling leisure government Yolanda Macias will proceed her position because the chief content material officer. Macias will proceed to supervise all content material advertising and third-party gross sales. Along with her tasks at Cineverse, Macias serves on the board of administrators for Sketchers and C5LA, additional contributing to the corporate’s business affect and group engagement.
John Canning will stay as CFO, accountable for all monetary features, together with technique and evaluation, budgeting, reporting and danger administration. Previous to Cineverse, Canning was the CFO of Firefly Methods, securing funding, working capital and tools financing.
Gary Loffredo will proceed in his position as chief authorized officer, secretary and senior advisor. Loffredo has intensive expertise in capital elevating, company mergers and acquisitions, public firm company governance, enterprise improvement and authorized technique.
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“With these adjustments, we’ve realigned our management to greatest drive the corporate ahead as we concentrate on constructing one of many largest and most various digital content material libraries within the business,” CEO Chris McGurk mentioned in a press release. “I imagine Cineverse has constructed and retained top-of-the-line management groups over the enterprise at a time once we and the business had been going by means of a sea change transformation to streaming. As President and COO, respectively, Erick Opeka and Tony Huidor, completed innovators and thought leaders in streaming and expertise, can be an especially formidable tandem to assist lead the corporate into its compelling future. Yolanda Macias is without doubt one of the most skilled and efficient Content material executives within the enterprise and Gary Loffredo has repeatedly delivered efficient counsel and revolutionary financings which have helped well transfer our enterprise ahead. Mark Torres has been the main pressure in placing collectively and retaining top-of-the-line administration groups within the enterprise within the difficult atmosphere of COVID, distant workplaces and increasing an abroad engineering operation for Matchpoint in India. With John Canning additionally persevering with as CFO, I’m thrilled that this complete workforce can be in place below a brand new construction that displays our standing as a number one streaming content material and expertise firm, and I’m assured they are going to drive Cineverse to new heights of efficiency.”
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