By Evan DeSimone
Endemol Beyond USA, the digital division of Endemol Shine North America, announced today that Adrian Sexton has been named interim president and chief operating officer, replacing outgoing president Will Keenan.
Sexton has been acting as COO of Endemol Beyond since September of 2014 and will now assume the president role on an interim basis. Sexton’s executive team will be comprised of mostly familiar faces. Rico Martinez has renewed his contract and assume the post of SVP of creative, and lifestyle content lead Leslie Morgan has been named VP of programming.
Prior to joining Endemol, Sexton served as WP of programming at Maker Studios. He will spearhead Endemol’s ongoing digital projects, including the development of the Michelle Phan fronted Icon network and the company’s recently announced partnership with SVOD platform Vessel.
Keenan, the sometimes bombastic executive who lead Endemol’s digital content division for the past two years released a statement saying, “These last two years as president of Endemol Beyond USA have been monumental for me. 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,”
There’s no word yet on what Keenan’s next project will be.