April 20, 2022
Software platform and data provider Whip Media has appointed former Disney exec Artin Nazarian VP of global enterprise account management.
In the newly created role, Nazarian will develop and grow the company’s enterprise platform customer relationships worldwide including focusing on strategy, product adoption and revenue.
Nazarian joins Whip Media following nearly two decades at The Walt Disney Co., where he most recently served as the entertainment giant’s head of global integration and digital distribution operations strategy. He designed and implemented operating models to align with the company’s ever-growing business needs, streamlining the global digital supply chain for digital retailers such as Apple, Netflix and Disney’s streaming service Disney+. In addition, Nazarian was part of the leadership team involved in the integration of Twentieth Century Fox’s distribution operations following Disney’s $71 billion acquisition.
In his 19 years at Disney, Nazarian’s areas of emphasis included strategy, digital distribution, process and organizational integration, change management and system adoption, and technical services.
“Artin’s understanding and application of technology, process improvement and people is second to none.” Saj Jayasinghe, Whip Media’s SVP of global enterprise account management, said in a statement. “His track record of success in understanding and implementing enterprise technologies with daunting timelines at one of the largest entertainment companies in the world while — maintaining stellar key internal and external relationships with many of Disney’s partners so successfully, make him an immediate asset to Whip Media and our customers. After working with him for so many years as a great partner and now getting to work with him side by side at Whip Media to exponentially grow our business is incredibly exciting.”
Nazarian is also an author and entrepreneur, having founded multiple enterprise software startups. Last year he wrote about his distinctive journey — having emigrated from Iran at the age of 10 and becoming an entertainment executive by 30 — in his Amazon best-selling book Side Adventure: The playbook to leverage your corporate job, pursue a side venture, and find happiness and fulfillment.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join Whip Media,” Nazarian said in a statement. “The company has a distinctive value proposition and Whip Media is held in high regard thanks to its unique suite of tools. I’m confident my background and expertise will help Whip Media continue to scale and grow for years to come.”
Nazarian’s appointment comes only weeks after the commercial launch of the Whip Media Exchange, a global licensing and research platform for film and TV content.