The executive, who initially joined the company in 2012, will oversee all financial planning and business analysis aspects of the network's global revenue streams. He served as served as SVP, Financial, and Business Planning prior the promotion.
A+E Networks has appointed Christopher Barry to Executive Vice President, Financial and Business Planning, covering ad sales, distribution, global content sales, international and digital, effective immediately. The announcement was made today by Art Vomvas, EVP, Finance, and Business Planning, to whom Barry will continue to report. “Throughout his nine-year tenure at A+E Networks, Christopher has proven to be a best-in-class leader in finance, and a key component to our enduring success,” said Vomvas. “He embodies the very best of our culture and will continue to thrive in his new position."
As EVP, Barry will oversee the company's financial planning and business analysis for all of its global revenue streams. He will also contirbute insight related to budgeting, forecasting, business planning, and strategic support for growth initiatives and investments. Prior to this promotion, he served as SVP, Financial, and Business Planning.
Barry first joined the company as SVP of International Strategy and Digital Media in 2012, tasked with the acquisition and integration of A+E International’s businesses in Southeast Asia and Italy, paired with market expansion in large territories such as Canada and France. He was promoted to his most recent expanded role shy of five years ago, following his success in developing and executing the division’s growth plan.
Before joining the company, Barry was SVP of Digital Media & Business Strategy at SundanceTV, where he oversaw the channel’s digital media operations and business development activities. He also gained experience at the Investment Banking division of Morgan Stanley & Co. as Vice President in the Global Media and Communications Corporate Finance group.
Throughout his nine-year tenure at A+E Networks, Christopher has proven to be a best-in-class leader in finance, and a key component to our enduring success. He embodies the very best of our culture and will continue to thrive in his new position.” Art Vomvas EVP, Finance, and Business Planning, A+E Networks