Los Angeles – Industry veteran Neil Strum will join Metan Development Group (Metan) this month as executive vice president, announced Metan president/CEO Larry Namer. In his new role, Strum is charged with overseeing operations for the company. Prior to joining Metan, Strum served as a senior vice president at William Morris Agency, developing new revenue and business models for the agency , working with such clients as Barry Sonnenfeld, John Chu and Hasbro . Before leaving William Morris, he was part of the core team representing Hasbro in the joint venture with Discovery Networks to launch The HUB. Previously, Strum served as executive vice president for Universal Television, running business and legal affairs while developing new templates for multi platform exploitation of television series . He was a co-founder of The Tube Music Network and a partner in Pyramid Records, that featured top artists Joe Walsh , Earth Wind and Fire, Robert Palmer and The Doobie Brothers. He also ran business affairs for The Family Channel and MTM, as well as worked at Touchstone Television, Sony Television and ABC Network. He sits on the board of the National Veterans Foundation and is a member of the State Bar of California. Most recently, Strum developed projects with Jonathan Prince, creator of American Dreams and The Cleaner, and ACE Comics founder Jordan Gorfinkel. Last year, Strum also partnered with Namer and Gorfinkel to launch Metan Comics in China.