Viacom Names John Halley as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Ad Sales for Viacom Media Networks
NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ Viacom Inc. (VIAB, VIA) today named John Halley as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Ad Sales for Viacom Media Networks. In his new role, Halley will be responsible for the company's pricing and inventory, commercial operations, finance and business intelligence functions across the Viacom Media Networks ad sales linear and digital portfolio. This includes Viacom Media Networks' Music & Entertainment Ad Sales, which covers the company's adult-focused brands including MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Comedy Central, TV Land and Spike; and Nickelodeon Group Ad Sales, which covers the Nickelodeon family of brands.
Halley will report to Jeff Lucas, Head of Sales, Music and Entertainment and Jim Perry, Head of Sales, Nickelodeon Group. He will report to Rich Eigendorff, Chief Operating Officer, Viacom Media Networks, on business intelligence. Halley will remain based in the company's New York headquarters.
"Operational excellence is critical to our ability to deliver the best possible service and solutions to our marketing partners," said Eigendorff. "John is a sharp, creative thinker who will ensure that our operating capabilities are airtight and our deals are structured and executed to the maximum benefit of Viacom and its clients."