Bertino leads content distribution and market- ing as well as digital and international distribution.
And she leads well. Since joining Pop in 2014, the former Ovation distribution executive has helped Pop secure new carriage agreements that will add some 8 million homes in 2016. Bertino feels cable networks, independent nets in particular, have sup- ported women in senior leadership roles for years. “I’ve had the good fortune to work for and learn from many of these female leaders and am now one myself… [affording] me a valuable opportunity to pay-it-forward and mentor up-and-coming women leaders who will in turn lead the networks of the future,” she says.