Brad Schwartz; President, Entertainment & Media. Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Years in Cable: 16

Education: University of Pennsylvania

Schwartz’s passion for Pop and its employees is infectious. In fewer than three years, he has transformed the nascent network into one of TV’s fastest-growing contenders. Now boasting eight original scripted series, including “Schitt’s Creek,” Pop is one of a handful of nationally distributed networks to post year-over-year growth in the past two years. Since last year, Pop’s HD penetration jumped from 34% to 75%. The network also added 47 new advertisers and increased its CPM by 11%.

The biggest innovation in media/broadband over the last year? “Innovation” is a strong word.

My worst Tweetstorm only ended when: Jimmy Kimmel finally backed down.

Best advice your mom or dad ever gave you? Go work for Leslie Moonves and Jon Feltheimer.

If I ever get elected President, my first executive order will be: Free Ice Cream

Bitcoin – pro or con? Can someone explain it to me again?

What’s the first thing you read in the morning? The Skimm

Last show I binged not on my network(s): “Billions”

Favorite podcast: “Pod Save America”

Favorite short-form content: Any video with two animals you don’t think will be friends, that end up friends.

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