MGM announced today in a press release that Steve Hendry has been appointed to the post of Senior Executive Vice President, Television Operations. Hendry, who has been with MGM’s finance division for 13 years, previously held the position of Senior Executive Vice President, Finance.
“[Steve’s] wealth of knowledge and financial experience make him the perfect candidate to help us continue to grow our TV and digital business,” said Roma Khanna, MGM’s President of Television Group and Digital.
Hendry’s new role will involve financial planning and analysis for the division’s production and distribution businesses. He will jointly report to Khanna and Ken Schapiro, MGM Chief Operating Officer.
Full press release below:
MGM TELEVISION NAMES STEVE HENDRY SENIOR EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF TELEVISION OPERATIONS
Veteran MGM Finance Exec to Oversee Fiscal Operations, Business Planning and Analysis of MGM’s Expanding Television and Digital Department
LOS ANGELES, CA (Sept. 19, 2011) – MGM has named Steve Hendry to the post of Senior Executive Vice President, Television Operations, it was announced today by Roma Khanna, MGM’s President Television Group and Digital and Ken Schapiro, MGM Chief Operating Officer. Hendry previously served as MGM’s Senior Executive Vice President, Finance.
Hendry, who has been an integral part of MGM’s finance division for more than 13 years, will oversee the fiscal operations and business planning for the rapidly expanding MGM Television Group and Digital. Hendry will jointly report to Khanna and Schapiro.
“Steve’s keen insight into MGM and the entertainment industry are tremendous strategic assets for MGM Television and Digital,” said Khanna. “His wealth of knowledge and financial experience make him the perfect candidate to help us continue to grow our TV and digital business.”
In his new role, Hendry will be responsible for financial operations, forecasting, planning and analysis for the division’s production and distribution businesses, in addition to its broadcast ventures and partnerships.
A veteran executive, Hendry has been with MGM since 1998 and has worked primarily in the finance department. Prior to his tenure at MGM, he served as Virgin Interactive’s Vice President Worldwide Planning. Prior to joining Virgin, Hendry was an executive at Paramount Pictures, serving as Executive Director, Financial Reporting.
Hendry began his career in the Entertainment Group of Ernst & Young, and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from UCLA and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia. Hendry is a CPA and a Chartered Accountant (Canada.)