Courtney Holt Joins Moonbug, Andy Yeatman Departs


Moonbug Entertainment has appointed Courtney Holt as managing director for the Americas, a role being vacated by Andy Yeatman.

Holt will lead the commercial teams in North America responsible for bringing CoComelon, Blippi and other Moonbug brands to families in the region. Prior to Moonbug, Holt spent three decades in leadership roles at Spotify, where he led their global podcast business, as well as The Walt Disney Company, Viacom and Universal Music Group.

Holt will report to René Rechtman, founder and CEO of Moonbug Entertainment.

Holt fills the role previously held by Yeatman, who is departing Moonbug for a to-be-announced new opportunity.

“As a parent, I’m inspired by Moonbug’s ability to craft CoComelon, Blippi and other shows with creativity and care,” said Holt. “Millions of families love these shows because they’re fun and enriching. I’m excited to forge new partnerships and amplify current ones so these shows can resonate with more families in the region.”

“Courtney’s track record in building and scaling media and music programs will be vital to bringing Moonbug’s brands to the next stage,” said Rechtman. “His creativity, passion and relationships will help us deepen and expand our connection with fans across North America, our biggest market.”

Added Rechtman: “Andy’s leadership was crucial to our growth in the Americas. We’re grateful for his contributions and wish him the best in his next endeavor.”