Scripps Networks Interactive has named Simone Nardi to managing director, Finance and Operations for its international division. Based in New York, he will continue to report to Jim Samples, president, International.
Nardi joined Scripps Networks in 2013 as the international Chief Financial Officer, will now manage finance and operational responsibilities, leading the international teams based in New York and Knoxville. His new duties will include finance, program licensing, and content and brand strategy. Additionally, he will serve as the principal liaison on all international technical operations, facilities and IT support.
Nardi sits on the Board of Directors at UKTV, a joint venture with BBC Worldwide, and will now spearhead Scripps Networks Interactive’s joint venture relationship with Shaw Communications in Canada.
“Simone is a fantastic leader and an integral member of my international executive team,” Samples said in a statement. “His vast international finance and operational experience coupled with his strategic insights have already contributed so greatly to the team during this period of rapid growth and investment in Scripps Networks’ international business.”
Prior to joining Scripps Networks, Nardi served as a senior vice president and CFO for NBC Universal’s international channels and television production operations. He has also served as vice president and CFO for NBC Universal’s business development division in New York and as interim CFO and Treasurer at Hulu.