NEW YORK – October 28, 2015 – Scripps Networks Interactive announced today the promotion of Simone Nardi to Managing Director, Finance and Operations for Scripps Networks’ international division. Based in New York, Nardi will continue to report to Jim Samples, President, International.
Nardi, who joined the company in 2013 as the international Chief Financial Officer, has played a vital role in the company’s international expansion. To accommodate the growth of the division, Nardi will now manage finance and operational responsibilities, leading the international teams based in New York and Knoxville. His new remit will include finance, program licensing, and content and brand strategy. Additionally, he will serve as the principal liaison on all international technical operations, facilities and IT support.
In addition to working closely with TVN, Nardi sits on the Board of Directors at UKTV, a joint venture with BBC Worldwide, and will now spearhead Scripps Networks Interactive’s joint venture relationship with Shaw Communications in Canada.
“Simone is a fantastic leader and an integral member of my international executive team,” said Samples. “His vast international finance and operational experience coupled with his strategic insights have already contributed so greatly to the team during this period of rapid growth and investment in Scripps Networks’ international business.”
Before joining Scripps Networks, Nardi served as a Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for NBC Universal’s international channels and television production operations where he developed and managed the financial, strategic, and operational structure of the division. Prior to that, he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for NBC Universal’s business development division in New York. He also served briefly as interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at Hulu.
Nardi earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and business administration from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.
About Scripps Network Interactive:
Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) is one of the leading developers of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, the Internet and emerging platforms. The company's lifestyle media portfolio comprises popular television and Internet brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country, which collectively engage more than 190 million U.S. consumers each month. International operations also include TVN, Poland’s premier multi-platform media company; UKTV, an independent commercial joint venture with BBC Worldwide; Asian Food Channel, the first pan-regional TV food network in Asia; and lifestyle channel Fine Living Network. The company’s global networks and websites reach millions of consumers across North and South America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Scripps Networks Interactive is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. For more information, please visit www.scrippsnetworksinteractive.com