David Granville-Smith, A+E

Years in Industry: Six

Education: BA from Brown University

The trio at A&E Networks has been working towards the company’s vision of becoming a more consumer centric company in 2020. Zagin and his team helped grow the company’s domestic networks, with A&E, History and Lifetime now in 90 million households each, and Viceland in more than 70 million. Granville-Smith is behind A+E’s investment division A+E Ventures, and is working towards the company’s goal of more owned and operated international ventures. Olsen paved the way for History to reduce its commercial clutter by two-and-a-half minutes, with plans to roll out on other networks and unveiling targeting to smaller markets.

The COVID-19 pandemic forever changed my perspective on:
The impact that an infectious disease can have on both business and social environments.

Without sports on TV, I have:
Started to learn how to play the piano.

What about travel used to annoy you but that now you actually miss?
When a flight is delayed while en route to my destination for business or vacation.

When restaurants open back up, my first stop will be:
Scalinatella on 61st and 3rd in Manhattan.

The first thing I’ll do when I’m back in the office is:
Walk each floor of the building to see everybody in person.

Last show binged not on your networks:
“The Office” with my wife and two sons.

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