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Silvergate Media gets new CFO

Former Disney exec Jeff Farnath has been hired to accelerate the international reach of the company behind Octonauts (pictured).
January 26, 2017

Jeff Farnath, a veteran in the world of feature films and animation, will be joining preschool-focused prodco and brand manager Silvergate Media as its chief financial officer. He’s been charged with further expanding the company’s global reach.

Previously, Farnath worked as the CFO at Walt Disney Studios Latin America, Laika Entertainment and Classic Media. His most recent position was as CFO for Thrillist Media Group, a digital lifestyle brand for male Millennials.

Recently Shamrock Capital Advisors, a US firm, took a majority stake in Silvergate to support its growth, especially its successful Octonauts IP. The company, after the merger, is focused on expanding its digital capabilities, as well as its presence in China.


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