Senior executive in the Media business:
1. News, Sports and Scripted content creation for multi-platform distribution inclusive of Broadcast, Web & Mobile streaming.
2. Strategic planning, performance optimization & new business development. Created, launched and re-structured programs and divisions for maximum efficiency and profitability across Broadcast, Web, Mobile and OTT.
3. Provide Strategic insights and guidance to private equity and venture capital firms investing in the media space and to help manage key divisions in those investments.
Led Televisa's US operation as Managing Director, leading the company's efforts to produce premium English-language TV and feature films for the North American marketplace. Helped create new financial and production models in partnership with major American studios to adapt, produce and distribute Televisa's product and formats. He has facilitated deals with major American media companies such as Viacom, Lionsgate, and News corp.
His career has spanned English and Spanish-language TV and has included News, Sports, and Entertainment from Producer to C-suite.
Was instrumental in the launch of both the News and Sports Divisions at Univision Network. He later helped overhaul the Telemundo flagship operation in Los Angeles (KVEA), leading its News operation as Executive Producer and Managing Editor.
Joined Televisa after launching the highly successful news operation at the FOX affiliate in San Diego. Revamped Televisa's News and Sports divisions in Mexico City.
Helped with Strategic Planning and Business opportunities for new ventures worldwide, working closely with the Chairman and Executive Vice Presidents of the company.
Focus and in-depth expertise on the Hispanic audience in the United States, in both the English and Spanish language.
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