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Scripps Int’l promotes Simone Nardi

Scripps Networks Interactive has upped Simone Nardi to MD of finance and operations for the company's international division.
October 28, 2015

Scripps Networks Interactive has promoted Simone Nardi to MD of finance and operations for the company’s international division.

Nardi, who joined Scripps as chief financial officer for international two years ago, will now manage both finance and operations. His remit includes finance, program licensing, content and brand strategy. He will also act as principal liaison on international technical operations, facilities and IT support.

He will be based in New York and continue to report to Scripps’ president of international, Jim Samples.

“His vast international finance and operational experience coupled with his strategic insights have already contributed so greatly to the team during this period of rapid growth and investment in Scripps Networks’ international business,” Samples said in a statement.

Nardi also sits on the board of directors at UKTV, a joint venture with BBC Worldwide, and he will now head up Scripps’ joint venture relationship with Canada’s Shaw Communications.

Prior to joining Scripps, Nardi was senior VP and CFO for NBCUniversal’s international channels and television production operations. He also did a stint at VOD platform Hulu as interim CFO and treasurer.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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