Rutherford exits, Ratnasabapathy upped at Tricon

Jon Rutherford (pictured, left), executive VP of distribution and business development, is to leave the company at the end of the week while Karthiga Ratnasabapathy (right) has been upped to VP of worldwide sales and acquisitions.
August 26, 2015

Jon Rutherford (pictured, left), executive VP of distribution and business development at Tricon Films & Television, is departing the company at the end of the week.

The exec – who boarded Tricon in 2010 as VP of international sales and acquisitions – is leaving the company for a new position that has not yet been announced, Tricon said in a release.

The move has prompted a restructure of the company’s distribution arm, with Karthiga Ratnasabapathy (pictured, right) promoted to the position of VP of worldwide sales and acquisitions. In her new role, Ratnasabapathy will be responsible for continuing to expand Tricon’s rights management and distribution business, along with overseeing and growing the company’s distribution team.

Prior to her promotion, Ratnasabapathy was director of digital sales and acquisitions at Tricon. Before joining the company in 2013, she was the head of the digital and transactional team at Entertainment One where she spearheaded agreements with VOD, EST, SVOD and linear partners.

“Karthiga’s achievements in the ever-changing landscape of international and domestic distribution, have made her a perfect candidate for this position. I’m grateful to Jon Rutherford for all of his hard work and achievements,” said Andrea Gorfolova, president at Tricon Films & Television, in a statement.

(From Playback Daily)

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