Starz Makes Three Marketing Promotions20 Mar, 2007 By: Jessica Wolf
Starz Home Entertainment has promoted three executives to key marketing positions.
Suzanne Faber has been promoted to VP of brand marketing, overseeing children's pre-school and animated properties. Flo Schultheiss has been named of VP of brand marketing, overseeing all theatrical and horror categories. Kevin Carney has been promoted to director of brand marketing, where he will oversee all business related to manga entertainment as well as the catalog, TV DVD and fitness genres.
“These promotions represent the rapid growth of this company,” commented Madeline Di Nonno, SVP worldwide marketing for Starz Home Entertainment. “Suzanne, Flo and Kevin have been recognized individually for their efforts on the various genres they represent. Suzanne and Flo have been invaluable in the growth of the division, and Kevin's strong anime background allows us to expand upon our manga brand.”
Faber has been with the company since 1996 and was instrumental in developing the company's top-selling “Thomas the Tank Engine” franchise. Schultheiss has been with the company since 1998 overseeing marketing, promotional and creative efforts for the theatrical and TV DVD categories including company successes such as the “Three's Company” and “21 Jump Street” franchises.
As part of his new role, Carney's duties now will expand to include marketing for all catalog, TV DVD and fitness titles. Earlier in his career, he managed projects from inception through the life of the property as senior product/brand manger at Ventura/First Look Home Entertainment. He previously worked for a decade at Warner Elektra Atlantic Corp. in a number of marketing positions, leaving the post of director of marketing.