February 17, 2018
Movie subscription streaming service Fandor has upped Felice Oper to the chief operating officer position. Oper, who previously served as general counsel and chief distribution officer, will continue as general counsel.
As COO, Oper assumes oversight of the programming and marketing groups, as well as the product and engineering teams.
Separately, Fandor named TS Ramakrishnan to the chief product engineering officer position. He previously headed engineering for Yahoo! Messenger and mobile, and was VP of product engineering at Facebook.
Under Oper’s leadership, Fandor’s subscription base has grown more than 10 times, underscored by OTT partnerships with Amazon Channels, Sling TV, CenturyLink Stream and YouTube Red.
She engineered alliances with MoviePass and Costco, launching the sale of the “Movie Lover’s Package” both on Costco.com and MoviePass.com. Fandor launches on Vizio TVs this spring.
“Felice has proven she is committed to helping Fandor reach new heights in the OTT space,” CEO Larry Aidem said in a statement. “Her exemplary knowledge and dedication … continue to support the growth and development of partnerships that makes movie selections more accessible to our customers.”
Aidem said Ramakrishna would help expand movie and editorial content to subs, which in turn affords Fandor the opportunity to grow the brand.
“[TS’] breadth of experience in Silicon Valley and the digital space will enable Fandor to further develop the company’s user experience, enabling us to further grow the Fandor community,” added Oper.