Andrew Essex is stepping down from his role as CEO of Tribeca Enterprises.
According to a memo sent to staff yesterday (Oct. 3), Tribeca co-founder Jane Rosenthal will serve as interim CEO while continuing to act as executive chair.
Essex had been with the company for 18 months, working with Rosenthal to oversee the business side of Tribeca Enterprises, which operates and owns the Tribeca Film Festival.
Rosenthal and executive vice-president Paula Weinstein will continue to manage the creative areas and programming of Tribeca.
“Andrew has brought a new perspective, diligence and organizational expertise to the Company. I am grateful for his dedication to Tribeca and for the dedication of our strong partnership and business teams, which have played an integral part in the success of Tribeca over the years,” said Rosenthal, in the memo.
“After two years of working with an amazingly talented team to help transform Tribeca Enterprises, I believe we have accomplished what we set out to do: the Festival is thriving, partnerships have grown exponentially (with some of the biggest brands on earth joining us) and our award-winning content business is booming,” said Essex, in a statement. “Given all this success, I have decided that the time has come to relinquish my day-to-day responsibilities but will remain an advisor and friend to this prestigious cultural landmark. I’m delighted to stay as part of the family and look forward to seeing the company ascend to even greater heights.”