Rainbow Appoints CEO & COO of Bardel Entertainment


Italy-based content group Rainbow has confirmed appointments for key roles at the Canadian animation services provider Bardel Entertainment, naming Tina Chow as CEO and Richard Grieve as COO.

Chow, who joined Bardel in 2015, has been promoted from her executive VP of development and production position to strategize long-term growth for greenlighting new projects and co-development opportunities. In her previous role, she optimized workflow, advanced strategies and led creative on all productions.

Grieve has been elevated to COO after almost ten years of progress in the team. He will oversee the financial and primary business operations, as well as focus on strategic planning. He identifies areas to expand the company’s presence in the marketplace by connecting with prospective partnerships. He will continue to manage Bardel’s vision, optimizing studio operations to support the company’s growth initiatives.

Iginio Straffi, founder and president of Rainbow Group, said: “Tina and Richard are two great long-time professionals with a stunning amount of experience, they know the entertainment market and Bardel’s potential and have grown within the company. It is a true privilege to have them in our team, and we are proud to announce that they will be taking the lead as CEO and COO at Bardel. Our group rewards exceptional merit and achievements of people contributing every day to reach the best possible results; in such dynamic times for animated productions, I’m confident that Tina and Richard will seize the right opportunities to further expand an incredible studio that has been producing top-quality, successful content for over 30 years.”

Chow said: “I am honored and excited to lead the successful growth of Bardel working with our talented team of artists in delivering innovative and engaging content.”

Grieve commented: “These are exciting times for our industry, and I’m thrilled to be a key part in leading the passionate and talented team here at Bardel.”