Jetpack restructures Sales, Acquisitions and Marketing teams for global expansion

The global kids and family content distributor has promoted several of its members and has appointed new ones with the aim to grow in the international arena.


Dominic Gardiner, Sophie ‘Kido’ Prigent, Toby Jones and Rhiannon Lyons


Jetpack Distribution announces a new team structure to grow its operations across the globe and consolidate the company’s efforts in the sales and acquisitions of stand-out, high-quality content. Dominic Gardiner, CEO at the company says: “Jetpack has enjoyed exponential growth since launch, the momentum we wish to pick up and accelerate even further! We’re blessed to work with 40 plus producers of exceptional quality content and are focused on further expansion.”

Sophie ‘Kido’ Prigent has been promoted to Global Head of Sales, leading sales in Asia, Canada, France, Latin America, Portugal, Spain, and the Nordic countries, and AVOD sales globally. She will drive the sale of all content within Jetpack’s catalog, working with broadcasters and VOD platforms, to find homes for the company’s diverse range of kids and family series across all genres and formats. Kido will continue to support the global acquisitions team and be the direct contact for producers in her territories.

Gillian Calvert Ridge has been promoted to Global Distribution Director - Acquisitions and Development, leading the company’s acquisition of shows that are produced and in development stages. She will be focused on significantly growing this area, to further build Jetpack’s slate and identify the best content from producers and creators across the world. She will also handle content sales for Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Matt Bowen has been appointed as Acquisitions Co-ordinator and will report directly to Gillian and Sales Executive Toby Jones grows his remit to include selling kids and family content in Benelux, Central Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Italy. Toby will report to Sophie ‘Kido’ Prigent.

Elsewhere, Rhiannon Lyons has been promoted to Marketing and Operations Manager, working alongside CEO Dominic Gardiner to promote the company - and its slate - across the world. Sophie, Gillian, and Rhiannon will report directly to CEO Dominic Gardiner. “The changes and promotions reflect the hard work and dedication of the team, as well as their brilliant relationships and connections within the kids and family industry,” he added.