The former CBS Corp. and Showtime CFO Christina Spade has been appointed to the same position at AMC Networks.
Effective today, she replaces Sean Sullivan, who resigned last October. She will report to CEO Josh Sapan
At AMC Networks, which has a portfolio of cable networks and streaming services, Spade will oversee financial operations, including treasury, tax, accounting, financial planning and analysis, as well as investor relations and global technology.
Spade’s two-decade run at CBS came to an end when the company merged with Viacom in late 2019. Most of his time with the company was spent at Showtime, where his accomplishments included overseeing the launch. premium network subscription streaming offer in 2015. She has held various positions within the company, including financial management programming.
Prior to Showtime, Spade was head of audit at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the entertainment, media and communications business.
“Chris is an exceptional leader with a deep understanding of the media industry and an impeccable balance sheet that leads to strong financial and operational results,” said Sapan. “With his significant business transformation experience, Chris will be an important addition to the AMC Networks leadership team as we continue to reshape our business, accelerating our efforts to advance our streaming business while continuing to create the World-class content we’re known for. . “
Spade added that she looks forward to the opportunity “to work with the AMC Networks team to build on the company’s long history of innovation and success.”