New York, NY – August 4, 2011 – AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) announced today its senior management team. This announcement comes on the heels of the company’s recently completed spin-off from Cablevision Systems Corporation on June 30, 2011.
The Company’s senior management team is led by Josh Sapan, who serves as President and CEO, and also includes: Ed Carroll, Chief Operating Officer; Sean Sullivan, Chief Financial Officer; Jamie Gallagher, General Counsel; and John P. Giraldo, Chief Accounting Officer. As previously announced, Charles Dolan serves as Executive Chairman of the company.
Commenting on the senior management team at AMC Networks, Mr. Sapan said, “We are fortunate to have experienced and accomplished executives with a strong track record of results and success in the entertainment industry. Their creativity, hard work and leadership have helped to strengthen the position of our company and each of its businesses in a highly competitive marketplace and I’m confident that their expertise and talent will help guide us to even greater success as we move forward.”
Josh Sapan, President and Chief Executive Officer
Josh Sapan has guided AMC Networks’ growth and success for close to 25 years, creating and managing some of the world’s most compelling and dynamic entertainment brands. Under his leadership, AMC Networks is now a leading producer of targeted, multi-platform content for global distribution. Sapan joined AMC Networks, formerly Rainbow Media Holdings, in 1987 as president of AMC and Bravo. In 1991, he was promoted to chief operating officer, assuming operational responsibility for all of Rainbow. He became chief executive officer in 1995. Sapan serves on the boards of The Cable Center, the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) Educational Foundation, the International Radio and Television Society (IRTS) Foundation, the Museum of the Moving Image, the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) Foundation, WNYC Radio and The New School University.
Ed Carroll, Chief Operating Officer
Ed Carroll has built some of the most successful brands in television and has overseen the development of some of its most successful series, including Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Bridezillas, Inside the Actors Studio and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Carroll was named chief operating officer of AMC Networks, formerly Rainbow Media Holdings, in January 2009. Previously, Carroll was president of Rainbow Entertainment Services. Before that, he served for seven years as general manager of IFC and Bravo, until the latter was sold to NBC in 2002. Carroll was recently honored with PromaxBDA’s Brand Builder Award.
Sean Sullivan, Chief Financial Officer
Sean Sullivan was named Chief Corporate Officer of AMC Networks, formerly Rainbow Media Holdings, overseeing the company’s finance group and much of its operations. Sullivan joined the company in 2010 from HiT Entertainment, a leading independent children’s entertainment producer and rights owner where he held the post of chief financial officer, overseeing global finance, legal and business affairs, human resources and information technology operations. He brings more than two decades of experience in finance and operations having served in a variety of senior executive positions in the media, marketing and print industries. Sullivan, a CPA, began his career with Ernst & Young.
Jamie Gallagher, General Counsel
Jamie Gallagher joined AMC Networks, formerly Rainbow Media Holdings, in 2008 as executive vice president and general counsel. Previously, he served as executive vice president and general counsel for Tommy Hilfiger Corporation. Bringing 24 years of corporate counsel experience to the company, Gallagher spent six years at HSN (Home Shopping Network) as executive vice president and general counsel and prior to that served for eight years as group counsel at American Express Travel Related Services. He began his career as an associate at Kelley Drye & Warren in New York.
John P. Giraldo, Chief Accounting Officer
As chief accounting officer, John Giraldo is responsible for the accounting and financial reporting for AMC Networks, formerly Rainbow Media Holdings. Giraldo served as senior vice president and chief accounting officer of Scholastic Corporation from 2009 to 2011. Prior to that, he was vice president and controller of MTV Games; senior vice president, Corporate Accounting at New Line Cinema; and vice president of Finance at Major League Soccer.
About AMC Networks Inc.
Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates AMC/Sundance Channel Global, an international programming business, and AMC Networks Broadcasting & Technology, a full-service network programming feed origination and distribution company.