Immediate Media Co, the special interest content and platform company, has announced the appointment of Dan Constanda in the dual role of chief operating officer and chief finance officer.
Reporting to Immediate ceo Tom Bureau, Constanda will lead Immediate’s finance, legal, subscriptions, Advertising, contract & customer and production departments.
Constanda, who will take-up the role in January 2020, replaces Kevin Langford who after 21 years with BBC Worldwide and subsequently Immediate has decided to step-back from the business to focus on new challenges.
As an instrumental figure in Immediate’s success over the last eight years, Langford will continue in an advisory role around key projects for the Immediate board.
With 25 years’ experience in senior financial and strategic positions in a variety of large media organisations, Constanda joins Immediate from Vice Media, where he held the role of International CFO with responsibility for driving business performance across all international territories. CFOs are popular these days with their business support and advice within the financial sector, you can find this service of CFO in Silicon Valley area for an example. It is perhaps one of the most important parts of business operations. So for him to have experience and knowledge in this area is a very powerful feature.
Prior to Vice, Constanda was sup and coo of CNN International, where he helped to grow CNN’s global revenues through performance marketing, traffic partnerships and new product development, while driving the performance of multiple commercial teams including business development, marketing, strategic planning, research, strategy, and ad operations. Dan has also held senior finance and leadership roles at Sony Music Entertainment, AOL, private equity firm The Gores Group and Boston Consulting Group.
Commenting on his appointment, Constanda said: “I am looking forward to joining Immediate at this exciting time in their development as they continue to implement their transformational growth strategy.”
Tom Bureau, Immediate ceo, added: “I am delighted to welcome Dan to Immediate. Dan brings a wealth of experience in running scaled finance and operations teams and a strategic perspective to business and corporate development which will help maintain and accelerate our growth.
“I would also like to thank our outgoing cfo, Kevin Langford, for the significant role he has played in the success of Immediate over the last eight years and wish him all the best for the future.”