AMC Networks has appointed COO and CFO Christina Spade as its new CEO, succeeding Matt Clean, who has held the function in an meantime capability since remaining September.
Patrick O’Connell, prior to now a senior government at CBS Corp and Goldman Sachs, has in flip been named Government Vice President, Leader Monetary Officer, reporting to Spade.
AMC Networks, recognized for hits akin to Higher Name Saul, The Strolling Lifeless and Mad Males, operates cable channels akin to AMC, plus streaming services and products AMC+, Sundance Now and Acorn TV. Spade will lead all of them from September 9 when she steps into the brand new function.
Lately’s construction marks a quick upward thrust for Spade at AMC Networks. She has been with the New York-headquartered operations since January 2021, the place she joined as Government Vice President, Leader Monetary Officer, and took on a twin function as CFO and COO in November remaining 12 months.
Right through that point, she has labored below Matt Clean, who was once named meantime CEO remaining September as earlier Leader Exec and President Josh Sapan moved to an Government Vice Chairman place.
AMC Networks Chairman James Dolan mentioned: “I wish to thank Matt for his management during the last 12 months and for the adjustments he’s caused within the corporate and very best positioning us for our additional pivot into streaming. I’m thrilled that Chris is taking up as our new CEO. She is a confirmed chief with a protracted observe file riding transformative alternate in media and leisure and I’m assured she has the experience and imaginative and prescient to steer AMC Networks to larger good fortune.”
Spade mentioned: “I’m commemorated to suppose the function of CEO. I’m keen on this corporate in each and every admire, its content material, manufacturers, and most significantly, its other people and dynamic and inclusive tradition. I’m thankful for the give a boost to of Jim, our Board of Administrators and Matt, and I stay up for operating with the robust staff right here to release the wealthy alternatives that lie forward.”