David Goldberg is planning to step down from his role of chairman and CEO of Endemol North America in December, after more than 13 years with the company.
Goldberg helped launch Endemol North America – then known as Endemol USA – headquartered in Los Angeles, and guided the company to success with unscripted content, including ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition; NBC’s Fear Factor and ABC’s Wipeout.
Other highlights from his time at Endemol include adapting U.S. versions of Endemol’s global formats Deal or No Deal and Big Brother, and the acquisition of companies including Authentic Entertainment, 51 Minds, Original Media and True Entertainment.
In August 2011, Endemol North America launched a scripted arm, Endemol Studios,which makes the dramas Hell on Wheels and Low Winter Sun, both for AMC. Goldberg will continue to work with Endemol as a consultant on the daytime series Steve Harvey.
The structure of the senior management team for next year will be announced at a later date.
“Leaving my position as chairman and CEO of Endemol North America is bittersweet,” said Goldberg. “It is time for me to try something new and I am excited about the possibilities. I am incredibly proud of the remarkable group of executives, producers and companies that I assembled over the last 13 years and all that we accomplished together.”
“David helped ensure Endemol USA grew from a start-up company into one of America’s most significant content creators and producers,” added Tim Hincks, president of Endemol Group. “We are hugely grateful for what he has achieved and the company is in great shape for the future. As a highly respected colleague and a friend, we wish him every success with whatever he chooses to do next and we’re delighted that he’ll be continuing to work with us on one of our biggest U.S. successes, Steve Harvey.”