Liz Jenkins Peter Levinsohn and Jimmy Horowitz

In her first main rent since being named Chairman of NBCUniversal Studio Group and Chief Content Officer, Donna Langley has named Liz Jenkins as her Chief Business Officer. Langely has additionally fashioned a brand new studio management group and added Peter Levinsohn and Jimmy Horowitz to cupboard positions.

Jenkins joins the corporate from Reese Witherspoon’s multi-media firm Hello Sunshine the place she most just lately served as Chief Operating Officer. Jenkins will straight report back to Langley.

“Liz has established herself as an trade chief with a deep understanding of the complexities of our enterprise and her distinctive perspective and assorted expertise gas her drive for innovation,” mentioned Langley. “She is a builder; whether or not it’s manufacturers, particular person initiatives, or tradition. As the Studio Group continues to develop and adapt to the brand new trade local weather, Liz will probably be an unbelievable companion to me and the broader NBCUniversal workforce.”

In her new function as Chief Business Officer, Jenkins will collaborate with Langley’s govt management workforce to develop and implement revolutionary methods that capitalize on rising alternatives and tackle challenges within the quickly evolving media panorama. The function will perform because the connective tissue throughout the Studio Group portfolio and sits on the intersection of technique and enterprise operations. Jenkins will drive long-range enterprise planning to accompany the macro content material technique for the brand new Studio artistic hub that may finally drive enterprise worth via NBCUniversal platforms.

“The media house has by no means been extra dynamic, disruptive and admittedly, disrupted,” mentioned Jenkins. “I’m wanting ahead to bringing my expertise within the unbiased house to bear within the extra interconnected, multi-platform panorama that Donna and her workforce are constructing at NBCUniversal Studio Group. I look ahead to collaborating throughout NBCU to comprehend worth creation all through the portfolio.”

Jenkins joined Hello Sunshine in 2018 as Chief Financial Officer earlier than her elevation to Chief Operating Officer in 2021. During her tenure at Hello Sunshine she was chargeable for establishing and overseeing finance, enterprise affairs, operations, bodily manufacturing and music, in addition to facilitating the expansion of the corporate’s content material and direct-to-consumer companies. She led the acquisitions of SKR Productions and the house group/way of life model The Home Edit, in addition to the 2021 sale of Hello Sunshine to Candle Media and subsequent integration efforts.

Previously, Jenkins served because the Head of Strategic Ventures for Sony PlayStation and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy at Media Rights Capital the place she developed and applied revolutionary distribution fashions, strategic partnerships and new companies throughout movie and tv. She started her profession at GE and Credit Suisse.

Jenkins at present serves as Board Chair for GLAAD and is on the Board of Directors of Baby2Baby, a nonprofit group offering important objects to kids in want throughout the nation.

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