As Executive Vice President and Chief HR Officer, Rob Doodian oversees all Human Resource functions including talent acquisition, employee relations, HR systems, compensation and benefits for AMC Networks Inc. and its business units: popular and award-winning national cable television networks AMC, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios); feature film label IFC Films; and AMC Networks International, the company’s global division. In addition, he is also responsible for oversight of Real Estate, Facilities and Security. He was named to this post in July 2011.
Doodian has more than 25 years of experience in human resources. Prior to joining AMC Networks, he served as senior vice president of corporate human resources for Cablevision. He joined Cablevision in 1999 as area director of corporate employee relations and was subsequently promoted to vice president in 2002. He was named senior vice president in 2008.
Prior to Cablevision, Doodian was with the international accounting and consulting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was the director of human resources for the metro regions’ assurance practice. Doodian was also with the Long Island Lighting Company (now National Grid) where he held a variety of human resources roles in the labor/employee relations and compensation areas.
Doodian began his professional career in 1985 with the New York office of Coopers & Lybrand as part of the audit staff providing assurance services to clients in the financial services industry. He subsequently moved into the firms’ human resources organization and managed their college recruiting function.
Doodian earned his Bachelor of Science degree from New York University in Accounting and a certificate in Human Resources from Cornell University.