Years in Industry: 26
Education: BA History, Dartmouth College
Motto I Live By: I have a couple mottos I live by… “I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy. I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it” and “I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.”
After being elevated to his current position a year ago, Stinchcomb wasted no time in implementing expansion plans. He helped CuriosityStream reach 1 million paying members and built the streaming service’s library, which now has more than 2,000 documentaries and series. He plans to increase that number to 3,000 by the end 2019. Stinchcomb doesn’t just acquire content, he also helps create it. He helped produce such projects as “Sunrise Earth,” “Chasing Classic Cars” and “Army Elite.”
My prediction for direct-to-consumer video is… Culling of the herd and new forms of bundling
Last linear content you watched live: The final round of the “Masters”
How do you stay motivated in your job? By observing and experiencing the mission driven commitment of my colleagues. When I need a slightly bigger jolt, I review the list of investors who passed on our recent investment round.
Favorite podcast: “Pardon My Take,” “How I Built This,” “Crimetown”
What quality do you look for when promoting someone? CURIOSITY… also empathy, proactivity and transactionality.