Senior Leadership in Place for SkyShowtime


SkyShowtime CEO Monty Sarhan has revealed a number of senior appointments to the leadership team of the streaming service, which is planned to begin its launch later this year and will roll out in more than 20 European markets.

Sarhan, said: “In building a team, my goal has been to bring together leaders who share my vision of creating an exciting, dynamic, inclusive and empowered organization. These talented individuals bring a wealth of expertise from across the industry and will play a critical role in the success of SkyShowtime. I know all of them will work passionately and enthusiastically to drive our business forward as we gear up for our upcoming launches across Europe.”

Francesca Pierce has been named chief financial officer. Pierce joins from Sky and was one of the key members of the team that helped shape the SkyShowtime project. Pierce will report directly to Sarhan.

Jen McAleer has been appointed chief brand officer. McAleer also joins from Sky, where she has worked as group brand director and was instrumental in helping to create and develop the SkyShowtime brand over the past year. She will also report to Sarhan.

Richard Howard joins as chief marketing officer from NBCUniversal, where he served as senior VP of marketing for the hayu streaming service. He will report to McAleer.

Josh Snow has been appointed chief product officer. He also joins from NBCUniversal, where he worked as senior VP of product and design. He will report to Sarhan.

Henriette Petersen has been named regional general manager for northern Europe. She joins from Paramount, where she served as director of marketing and was instrumental in the launch of Paramount+ in the Nordics. Petersen will report to Sarhan.

Gabor Harsanyi has been appointed regional general manager for Central and Eastern Europe. He joins SkyShowtime from Paramount, where he served as general manager for Central and Eastern Europe, Austria and Switzerland. He will report to Sarhan.