A+E Networks is bolstering its corporate development, international and digital ranks, promoting Daniel Suratt to President, Corporate Development, Strategy and Investments, from his former position as head of Digital Media & Business Development. In addition, Sean Cohan, who leads the A+E Networks International division, is also taking on oversight of Digital Media, and has been elevated to President, International and Digital Media. The transition takes effect January 1. Suratt will report to David Granville-Smith, Chief Financial Officer, A+E Networks and Cohan will continue report to Nancy Dubuc, President and CEO, A+E Networks.
“Over the next five years, our growth will come from international and digital expansion, as well as revenue diversification. By appointing Dan and Sean to these new roles and aligning our businesses and goals, A+E Networks is well positioned for future success,” said Dubuc.
In his new role, Suratt will be responsible for A+E Networks corporate development, strategy and investments. Suratt was a member of the team that recently completed A+E Networks’ investments in Vice, Epic Magazine, Panna and Samba. With Suratt’s leadership, the Corporate Development team will continue to assess investment opportunities as well as set the investment strategies for the company overall.
As President, International & Digital Media, Cohan assumes added responsibility for all strategic, operational, editorial and distribution functions around digital media globally. This includes broadband and mobile elements of all A+E Networks brands, including video content, apps, websites, and games. He will continue to manage all of A+E Networks international brands, services, and staff outside of the U.S.