Richard Grieve and Tina Chow
Italy-based content group Rainbow has announced two new moves at the Canadian animation services provider in North America Bardel Entertainment, naming Tina Chow as new CEO and Richard Grieve as COO of the company.
“Tina and Richard are two great long-time professionals with a stunning amount of experience. They know the entertainment market and Bardel's potential and have grown within the company. It is a true privilege to have them in our team, and we are proud to announce that they will be taking the lead as CEO and COO at Bardel. Our group rewards exceptional merit and achievements of people contributing every day to reach the best possible results. In such dynamic times for animated productions, I'm confident that Tina and Richard will seize the right opportunities to further expand an incredible studio that has been producing top-quality, successful content for over 30 years,” commented Founder and President of Rainbow Group, Iginio Straffi.
Long-time EVP of Development & Production, Tina Chow has been promoted to CEO after joining Bardel in 2015 to strategize long-term growth for greenlighting new projects and co-development opportunities. In her previous role, she optimized workflow, advanced innovative strategies, and led creative excellence on all productions. “I am honoured and excited to lead the successful growth of Bardel working with our talented team of artists in delivering innovative and engaging content,” Chow said.
Richard Grieve steps in as Chief Operating Officer after almost ten years of continuous progress in the team, joining Bardel as an accomplished media and entertainment executive. Grieve will oversee the financial and primary business operations, as well as focus on strategic planning and identify areas to expand the company’s presence in the marketplace by connecting with prospective partnerships. Going forward, he will continue to manage Bardel’s strategic vision, optimizing studio operations to support the company’s growth initiatives. "These are exciting times for our industry, and I'm thrilled to be a key part in leading the passionate and talented team here at Bardel," Grieve declared.