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Endemol Beyond Chief Will Keenan Steps Down, Adrian Sexton Named Interim President

Maker Studios veteran ran digital initiative for nearly two years

Former Maker Studios executive Will Keenan has left his post as president of Endemol Beyond. Adrian Sexton has been named interim president of the digital content division.

Keenan joined Endemol nearly two years ago as the company looked to enter the multichannel network sphere from which companies such as Maker, Fullscreen and Awesomeness were launched.

“These last two years as president of Endemol Beyond USA have been monumental for me,” Keenan said in a statement. “I’m extremely proud to have spearheaded the creation of, and laid the foundation for, one of the fastest-growing and most award-winning digital networks in North America.”

Sexton has served since 2014 as Endemol Beyond’s chief operating officer. Executive Rico Martinez has renewed his contract with the company and been named senior vice president, creative, Endemol Beyond USA. Leslie Morgan has been named vice president of programming.

Endemol Beyond recently launched lifestyle network ICON with YouTube star Michelle Phan. The division’s parent company merged with producer Shine in 2014 to form Endemol Shine Group.