As Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Christina Spade has operating oversight of AMC Networks’ key businesses, financial operations, including treasury, tax, accounting, financial planning & analysis, as well as investor relations and global technology.
Spade was named to the dual role of Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer in November 2021. She joined AMC Networks in January 2021 as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer.
Spade has spent her career in media and entertainment. Previously, she was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for the newly-combined ViacomCBS, overseeing all financial operations for the company, including treasury, tax, accounting, internal audit, information security and real estate. Prior to CBS and Viacom merging in December 2019, Spade had served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, CBS Corporation, from October 2018.
Previously, Spade was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Strategy for Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI) beginning in February 2013. In this position, she was responsible for all financial matters relating to Showtime Networks’ businesses, including oversight of finance, strategy and information systems for the network’s divisions, which encompassed budgeting, planning, forecasting and accounting of all the business segments within SNI. She was instrumental in the successful scaling of the Showtime OTT platform, which launched in July 2015. In addition, Spade was the key financial architect of numerous real estate deals and transactions at Showtime. She also served as a member of the board for Smithsonian Channel™.
Before that, she was Senior Vice President, Affiliate Finance and Business Operations for Showtime Networks Inc., where she led the financial and business operations’ management of distribution revenue and sales, marketing and creative expenses for SNI.
Spade worked in different capacities at Showtime Networks during her over 21 years with the company, including programming finance leadership and as a key steward of the successful implementation of various financial, operational and reporting systems. Prior to joining Showtime Networks, Spade was an audit manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Entertainment, Media and Communications practice.
Spade is a director and the Audit Committee Chair for the board of LAMF Global Ventures Corp. I. In addition, she is currently a member of the board of directors for the T. Howard Foundation and a New York City Chapter Board member of Financial Executives International. She founded and is president of ATR Children’s Foundation, which is a non-profit organization established to help children in need. Spade was selected as a 2017 WICT Wonder Woman and served as an executive mentor in WICT’s mentorship program.
She is a CPA and graduated with a B.S. in accounting from St. Joseph’s University.