Condé Nast Taps Former VEVO Executive to Head Digital Entertainment

Fred Santarpia will develop strategies for online video distribution at Conde Nast

Last Updated: September 17, 2012 @ 1:45 PM

Condé Nast Entertainment Group named Fred Santarpia chief digital officer, the magazine behemoth announced Wednesday morning.

“Fred was a key executive and played an instrumental role in building VEVO, one of the most successful and groundbreaking digital businesses,” Dawn Ostroff, the entertainment group's president, said in a statement. “His knowledge and expertise will be extraordinary assets as we build and extend our iconic brands onto various digital platforms.”

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Before VEVO, Santarpia worked for Universal Music Group, where he held a variety of senior level positions during his seven-year tenure with the company Santarpia graduated from Villanova University and earned a master’s degree from Boston University.

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