London– FOX Networks Group Content Distribution (FNGCD) announced that it has expanded its team with the appointment of six new hires: Tristan Oarton as vice president, finance; Manuel Miguez as executive director sales, Latin American & Hispanic U.S.; Carolina Lozano, as sales associate manager, Latin America; Maria Grazia Ursino as executive sales director, Italy, Spain & Portugal; JeeYoung Lee, as executive director sales, Japan, Korea & regional formats Asia and Tracy Davis as associate director, deal & rights management.
In addition to the new appointments Joanna Rowley, who has been an integral member of the content distribution team for more than twenty years, was recently promoted to executive director sales, Northern Europe & Africa, while Magdalena Szwedkowicz has been upped to VP sales, CEE & MENA, managing sales activity and a regional team based across London, Moscow, Warsaw and Istanbul.
Managing a team in London, Tristan Oarton oversees all financial planning and reporting for FOX Networks Group Content Distribution. Most recently, Oarton served as VP financial planning and analysis at Universal, where he established a new international FP&A team/function for the company following Comcast’s acquisition from General Electric.
Operating out of Miami, Manuel Miguez is responsible for sales in Latin America. Miguez joined the business from BBC Worldwide Distribution, where he successfully reengineered the company’s content sales team and operations in Latin America and Hispanic U.S. Prior to that, he was the director, sales planning for Sony Pictures Television Distribution. Joining him in the region will be Carolina Lozano, based in Colombia, who most recently served as a sales executive at RCN.
JeeYoung Lee joined the team with more than 20 years experience in content and format sales, most recently at Endemol, and before that Shine, Viacom, CJ Media. She will be located in the Fox Networks Group Korean office, reporting in to Julius Toh, VP content distribution for Asia Pacific, who is based in Singapore. Located in Rome, Maria Grazia Ursino will look after sales in Italy, Spain and Portugal. For 10 years, Maria was the sales director at Sony Pictures Television where she managed sales activities throughout Italian speaking Europe. She now reports into Peter Grant, FOX Networks Group Content Distribution’s VP sales for Western, Southern Europe & global SVOD.
Tracy Davis has joined the team to oversee a newly created deal and rights management division in the London office. Prior to joining FOX Networks Group Content Distribution, Davis served as the commercial director, music, for Endemol Shine Group, where she headed a team that managed the global music publishing and secondary rights administration for the worldwide group.