President & Chief Executive Officer
Rod is an award-winning executive with 25 years of experience in the global entertainment industry. He has positively influenced generations of viewers by distributing content worldwide, programming media and producing original content.
Lead international licensing and live events for brands such as Babar the Elephant, Johnny Test, Barney, Strawberry Shortcake and Thomas The Tank Engine. Popularized Japanese anime and prime-time animation like South Park and Evangelion in Latin America during his management and creative direction of the Locomotion Channel.
He previously served as Senior Vice President of Sales at Cookie Jar Entertainment, Vice-President of Broadcast and Live Events of US Hispanic and Latin America at HIT Entertainment, General Manager of The Locomotion Channel a partnership between Hearst Entertainment, Cisneros Television Group and Corus Entertainment. He began his career at the Canadian animation studio Nelvana Limited where he served as Director of its London subsidiary, Nelvana Enterprises UK.
His relations extend to successful negotiations with media, advertisers, studios, co-producers, publishers and retailers such as Disney, HBO, Amazon Prime Video, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, MTV Networks, Netflix, Claro Video, Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central, Discovery Networks, Televisa , Canal Once, Azteca, TVN, Megavision, America TV from Peru, Albavision, BBC Kids, TV Ontario, Teletoon, CBC Radio Canada, Telequebec, Videotron, Spanish Television TVE, RAI, Qubit, Bandai, TV Tokyo, Tokyo Broadcasting System, Kodansha, Production IG, Nestle, Procter & Gamble, Diageo, Red Bull, Samsung, LG, Sears and Walmart among others.