Title: SVP of Affiliate Sales and Marketing, Outdoor Channel
Age: As young as the hills
Education: BBA, Western Michigan University; MBA, Loyola University Chicago
Social Media Quotient: 1
Why Him? The soft-spoken but effective Brown was honored at our inaugural CableFax SEOY Awards in 2009 (Affiliate Salesperson – Mid-Sized Networks) for his mighty accomplishments. In ’08 and ’09, Brown renewed deals with Comcast, Charter and DirecTV; successfully navigated repositioning in CO, OH, AZ and NM; increased sub growth by 2.4 million homes, and closed deals to reach more than 550,000 subscribers in Mexico, Columbia, Venezula and Costa Rica. All this in a challenging economic climate — while still occasionally escaping to the environment that fuels his love for the Outdoor in the first place ( observe profile picture).
We think Brown will keep building on his international success in ’10. Outdoor Channel recently formed strategic partnerships to help extend its reach into Europe and Latin America.
Favorite Food: Anything prepared in my wife’s kitchen (well done, Randy).
When I Need to Recharge, I…: Head for a nearby hiking trail.
Last Book Read: The Wilderness Warrior — Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America
Trait I Most Admire in People: Professionalism
Favorite TV Show Not on Outdoor: Man vs. Wild
Favorite Part of My Job: This year, I’d have to say leading my team to 16% sub growth amidst a down economy.