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Gusto names Carrie Gillis as VP and general manager

Gillis will oversee operations, sales and marketing in the newly created position, based out of Gusto's Ottawa studio.
February 23, 2021

Gusto Worldwide Media has hired Carrie Gillis as its VP and general manager.

The newly created position will have Gillis oversee the operations, sales and marketing of the company’s Ottawa studio and master control facility. She will begin the role on March 1.

Gillis has more than a decade of experience in the Canadian media industry, beginning in content distribution for CBC International Sales before working for publishers such as Torstar, Brunico Communications and St. Joseph Communications.

Last month, Gusto hired Keren Jackman as a senior producer, working with CEO and president Chris Knight on content for its international channels. Jackman has previously produced and directed content for CBC, Discovery, National Geographic, Discovery and A&E.

Gusto recently launched its linear channel and VOD service GustoTV on Australia’s 7plus streaming service, run by Seven Network. GustoTV also launched on Roku in the U.S. in November 2020.

The company has most recently wrapped production on its series CombiNATION Plates and One BIG Recipe, as well as a new holiday special.

From Playback’s Kelly Townsend 

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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