DHX Media reshuffles executive line-up as president Stephen DeNure departs

An executive reshuffle for DHX Media has seen Josh Scherba named the new president for the company, following the departure of Stephen DeNure.

Amid the re-organisation at the studio, Aaron Ames has been appointed to the position of chief operating officer, while Anne Loi has been promoted to the newly created role of chief commercial officer.

DeNure will be transitioning out of his role as president and COO within the next month.

In his new role, Ames will be responsible for the company’s overall operations and will oversee its broadcast channels, DHX Television and its licensing agency, CPLG. As president, Scherba will oversee the company’s content business, including development, production and distribution, as well as its YouTube-based kids’ network, WildBrain.

As COO, Loi will oversee key external partnerships, content production and financing, as well as business analytics.

“we have added operational depth to our senior team with the appointment of Aaron and aligned key content and distribution responsibilities under Josh and Anne to leverage and focus their strengths,” said Michael Donovan, executive chair and CEO of DHX Media.

“Aaron has a long history with DHX Media, having served for a period as chief integration officer, following our acquisition of Cookie Jar Entertainment, where he was CFO.

“His proficiency and discipline in operational and finance matters have become evident through his subsequent work with us on many projects as consultant. These skills are the ideal complements to Josh and Anne’s deep experience and expertise in our content business. I look forward to working with all three, along with the rest of the senior management team, as we embark on the next chapter in DHX Media’s story.”

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