FuboTV May 31 announced three executive appointments to bolster its strategic partnerships, content strategy and business development operations.
Ben Grad has been named SVP, head of strategic partnerships and operations, reporting to David Gandler, co-founder and CEO. In this newly created role, Grad will be responsible for developing and leading key external partnerships and internal cross-functional initiatives. Grad joined FuboTV in 2017 and was most recently SVP, content strategy and acquisition. He previously held strategy and partnership roles at Verizon, Fuse, Time Warner and Universal Music Group.
Todd Mathers has been named SVP, content strategy and acquisition, reporting directly to Henry Ahn, chief business officer. In his new role, Mathers will oversee content strategy, acquisition and licensing for FuboTV. He has been tasked with expanding the company’s robust portfolio of sports, news and entertainment programming while also realigning licensing costs with both existing and new content partners.
Prior to joining FuboTV, Mathers was head of content strategy and business development for Verizon/FIOS, where he was responsible for content acquisition on all consumer platforms (wireless, 5G, fixed wireless, FIOS, broadband, etc), affiliate relations, pricing and packaging. Before joining Verizon/FIOS in 2021, Mathers spent 20 years at AT&T and DirecTV, most recently as SVP, programming and content. While at the company, Mathers developed and launched a portfolio of digital products, including streaming platforms Watch TV, DirecTV Now and AT&T TV.
Additionally, Andrew Steinberg has joined FuboTV as VP of business development, reporting to Ahn. In this role, Steinberg will manage and grow distribution of FuboTV’s networks and create new business opportunities with current platform partners such as Amazon Fire, Apple, Google, Roku and Samsung TV. Prior to joining Fubo, Steinberg was director, business development and partnerships for Goldin, a leading marketplace for trading cards, collectibles and memorabilia.
“Ben’s understanding of FuboTV’s business, combined with his expertise and track record as a media executive, will be invaluable as we transition from a start-up to a growth-oriented media and technology company,” Gandler said in a statement.
“Todd and Andrew have demonstrably helped expand and diversify the revenue streams of some of the world’s most renowned media businesses,” said Ahn. “We are excited to tap into their expertise to grow our sports entertainment content experience across multiple platforms, while managing costs for consumers and providing value for our shareholders.”