Nick Soares has been named chief executive at GoDigital, Inc, the company announced Tuesday from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
Soares was most recently the CEO of digital film self-distribution site Distribber.com, which was acquired by last year by GoDigital.com. Soares will report to the GoDigital board of directors, which is led by executive chairman Ed Ojdana, the former CEO of Experian Interactive and founder of freecreditreport.com.
Soares said he could not be happier to take over as CEO.
“The vote of confidence to work alongside some of the finest leadership in the combined new media and entertainment spaces allows me to continue building the exponential brand growth that we’ve already had with Distribber.com,” he said in a statement.
“We have worked hard to expand our client list of filmmakers, user base and distribution alliances with all of the top digital retailers and I look forward to bringing even more success to these areas and content creators worldwide,” Soares added.
In addition to Soares’ elevation, GoDigital also announced that Preferred Content founder & CEO, Kevin Iwashina, would be joining the board as vice chairman.
GoDigital’s Distribber.com has released thousands of independent films to major digital platforms such as iTunes, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Playstation and Dish Network among others. “Resurrection of Jake the Snake,” directed by Steve Yu, is the most recent release from the company and is currently topping the documentary section of the iTunes charts.
GoDigital partnered in November with leading digital content creator and studio Fullscreen to release YouTube sensation Nash Grier’s sports film “The Outfield.” The project also starred Cameron Dallas, Caroline Sunshine, Olivia Stuck and Joey Bragg and was directed by Michael Goldfine and Eli Gonda.
The film debuted in the No. 1 spot on the iTunes drama and indie movie charts.