Jetpack Restructures to Drive Global Expansion


Jetpack Distribution has put in place a new team structure across sales, acquisitions and marketing to grow its operations.

Sophie “Kido” Prigent has been promoted to global head of sales, leading sales in Asia, Canada, France, Latin America, Portugal, Spain and the Nordic countries and AVOD sales globally. Prigent will drive the sale of all content within Jetpack’s catalog and will continue to support the global acquisitions team and be the direct contact for producers in her territories.

Gillian Calvert Ridge has been promoted to global distribution director of acquisitions and development, leading the company’s acquisition of shows that are produced and in development stages. She will also handle content sales for Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Matt Bowen has been named acquisitions coordinator and will report directly to Calvert Ridge.

Toby Jones expands his sales remit to include Benelux, Central Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Italy. Jones will report to Prigent.

Rhiannon Lyons has been promoted to marketing and operations manager.

Prigent, Calvert Ridge and Lyons will report directly to CEO Dominic Gardiner.

Gardiner commented: “Jetpack has enjoyed exponential growth since launch, momentum we wish to pick up and accelerate even further! We’re blessed to work with 40-plus producers of exceptional quality content and are focused on further expansion.”

He added: “The changes and promotions reflect the hard work and dedication of the team, as well as their brilliant relationships and connections within the kids and family industry.”