DreamWorks Studios has hired Lyndsay Harding as its new Chief Financial Officer. Harding takes over for Larry Wasserman, who left the studio for the same position at David Ellison‘s Skydance Productions.
Harding previously was CFO at Evergreen Studios. Before her stint at Evergreen, she was a senior vice president at MGM Studios, where she oversaw corporate development and financial planning. She has a Wall Street background, having spent a number of years as an analyst in the mergers and acquisitions group at Goldman Sachs and then as an associate at JPMorgan Partners, the private equity arm of JPMorgan Chase.
“Lyndsay brings invaluable experience and key skills that will help drive the planning and execution of DreamWorks’ immediate and long-term financial strategies,” DreamWorks President and COO Jeff Small said. “She joins us at a pivotal time in our evolution, and her experience will prove invaluable as DreamWorks looks to the future.”
The move comes two weeks after Michael Wright was announced as the new CEO at DreamWorks, replacing Stacey Snider. Snider will depart for Fox in January 2015.
“DreamWorks is one of the sterling brands of the film industry,” Harding said. “I couldn’t be more thrilled for the opportunity to join their exceptional team during this exciting time at the company.”