Dial Square 86 names CFO, acquires Red Hare Digital

Talent agency Red Hare Digital is the first firm to be acquired by Dial Square 86, the indie led by former Zodiak Media CEO David Frank (pictured).
October 9, 2014

London-based independent Dial Square 86 has appointed Adam Kulick as its CFO and acquired creator talent agency Red Hare Digital.

Red Hare Digital, which manages beauty and fashion talent for YouTube channels, working with such brands as L’Oreal, Maybelline, Rimmel, Max Factor and Topshop, will receive operational, strategic and financial backing from Dial Square 86 in the U.S. and UK markets.

Kulick, a 20-year Wall Street veteran who founded film and TV investment firms Goldcrest Media and Orchard Capital, joins a Dial Square 86 executive management firm that includes CEO David Frank (pictured), a former Zodiak Media CEO and former RDF Media group founder; directors Nigel Pickard (ex-ITV program chief and CBBC controller), Matthew Frank (former Zodiak Rights CEO), Charlie Caminada (former HIT COO, Sprout/PBS founder) and head of business development and ventures James Duffen (ex Zodiak Media VP of special projects.)

Sarah Ireland runs Dial Square 86′s operations at the firm’s London headquarters.

Dial Square 86 said in a statement it would continue to acquire forward-thinking businesses with a focus on “content origination, enhancement and exploitation,” and is currently arranging a second round of funding following the securing of a first round of “multi-million pound investment,” according to a statement issued by the company.

Red Hare Digital was founded in August 2014 by Jonathan Poole and Kate Lovett, former Zodiak Media executives who developed the company’s YouTube channel through Zodiak Active.

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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.