Dave Noll (pictured), creator and executive producer of Food Network’s Chopped, has been named chief creative officer of Shine America’s formats company Ardaban.
At Ardaban, Noll will oversee creative affairs and format development for the recently created New York-based division, where he will be reunited with his former Notional colleague Chachi Senior, who serves as Ardaban’s CEO.
Noll brings his experience with formats, which includes Chopped‘s global franchise with spin-offs including Chopped All-Stars and Chopped Champions, as well as other formats such as Winsanity, Momentum, No Kitchen Required, Rocco’s Dinner Party and You vs.
Prior to joining Ardaban, Noll was the president of IAC’s TV production company Notional, and served as president of City Lights Television. He also spent time at Viacom’s VH1 network, where he worked on series including VH1 Archives, The Rock and Roll Picture Show and The RuPaul Show.
“Dave has been and always will be a student of television,” said Senior. “His knowledge and expertise in the global formats arena are unparalleled by anyone I’ve ever worked with.”
Noll added: “Our goal is to create for the global market and our projects must be universal, format-able and worldwide-able. They will be big, family entertainment – the type of show where we can make 30 versions of it around the world.”