Tom Staggs and Kevin Mayer’s new company Candle Media continues to build out its executive ranks with a number of new hires. Former Disney exec Salil Mehta (pictured left) will head up financial operations as CFO, while United Talent Agency alum Brent Weinstein (pictured right) oversees new business growth as chief development officer, with a focus on social media, creator economy and e-commerce.
Both Mehta and Weinstein are based in Los Angeles and report directly to co-CEOs Mayer and Staggs.
Mehta joined the team on January 3 from Forest Road Acquisition Corp, but he previously worked at The Walt Disney Company and NBCUniversal.
Weinstein is expected to start in his new role on February 1. He joins Candle Media from UTA, where he started as head of digital media in 2009, and most recently served as chief innovation officer.
In November, Candle Media (financed by private equity firm Blackstone) announced its acquisition of Moonbug Entertainment. The company picked up Reese Witherspoon’s media venture Hello Sunshine earlier in 2021.