NBCUniversal Entertainment and Digital Networks
Paul Yanover was appointed President of Fandango in October 2012, leading the company's overall business,
and focusing on significantly growing its original content offerings across mobile,
TV and the Web, as well as expanding strategic partnerships with the movie studios,
driving social engagement and building on Fandango's strong e-commerce foundation.
Before being named to his post at Fandango, Yanover served as executive vice-president and managing director of Disney Online,
the entertainment and lifestyle digital product group of the Disney Interactive Media Group where he oversaw all Disney-branded strategic,
creative, technical, and marketing initiatives on the Internet and mobile web,
from Disney.com to Disney's suite of premium digital products including online games,
virtual worlds and streaming service Disney Movies Online. He also led development of Disney's network of family targeted sites including Family.com,
FamilyFun.com, Kaboose.com, and Babyzone.com and drove unprecedented engagement with consumers and advertisers across multiple platforms,
including video streams and mobile content delivery. Yanover began his career with Disney at Walt Disney Feature Animation,
ultimately becoming vice president of technology and digital production for the division,
and also served as senior vice-president of Disney Parks & Resorts Online,
overseeing the ecommerce business across Disney's resorts and theme parks.
Most recently, he was the head of Lookout Interactive Media, a consulting practice in the digital media,
entertainment and technology space serving both established media companies and early-stage startups.
He also served as interim-CEO and executive chairman of Examiner.com, where he remains a member of the board.
Executive Vice President and General Manager
Fandango and Movies.com
NBCUniversal Entertainment and Digital Networks
Rick Butler was appointed by NBCUniversal as the Executive Vice President and
General Manager of Fandango in 2011, recognizing his 10 years of leadership at
the nation's top moviegoer destination, with over 41 million unique visitors per month,
30 million downloads of its popular mobile apps, and more than 20,000 screens
across the country.
Before his appointment at Fandango, Rick previously served the company as its Chief Operating Officer,
and previous to that promotion, its Vice President of Operations and Chief Information Officer.
As one of Fandango's original executives, he brings over 20 years of leadership in media and internet operations,
technology solutions delivery and professional services to its management team.
Before Fandango, Rick was Senior Vice President of Operations for financialprinter.com,
a Web-based financial document services company providing secure on-line document creation
and editing, SEC compliant EDGAR filings, and printed and electronic distribution.
He previously served as regional Vice President of Operations for Bowne Business Solutions,
an information-management outsourcing provider to legal and financial institutions where
he managed a multi-state on-site and corporate document services group. Rick began his
career at R.R. Donnelley, where over a 12 year period held several positions in the book and
financial publishing and printing groups in Indiana, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco
from major account services to operations management.
Executive Vice-President, Digital Media Sales
NBCUniversal Entertainment and Digital Networks and Integrated Media
Scott Schiller is the EVP of Digital Media Sales, for NBCUniversal Entertainment and Digital
Networks and Integrated Media. Scott oversees ad sales for Fandango, DailyCandy, and Television without Pity.
Most recently, Schiller was SVP of Comcast Digital Entertainment Advertising Sales. Under
his leadership, Comcast Digital Entertainment ad sales doubled in the last two years.
Prior to joining Comcast in 2009, Scott was Executive Vice President of Global Marketing and
the original Chief Revenue Officer of Glam Media. He has more than 25 years of advertising,
sales management and start-up media experience, having held positions at worldwide entertainment
brands including: Disney, AOL, Sony, Prodigy and MTV Networks. He is a co-founder of the
Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), and was its first vice-chairman.
Scott earned his BA in Economics from Cornell University and chairs the Career Connections
Committee for the College of Arts and Sciences. He has an MBA in Marketing/Finance from the
JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, where he currently is
leading a class in Managing Interactive Media. Additionally, he is a member of the New Media
Committee for Lincoln Center in New York.
A lifelong resident of New York City (that makes him a Yankee fan); he currently lives on
the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his wonderful wife, two boys, and their dog Ginger.
Chief Product Officer, Fandango
Jessica leads the strategic planning, development, and ongoing management of all
product-related initiatives for Fandango and Movies.com. She oversees the website Fandango.com,
mobile application and emerging platform design and development, and the sister property
movies.com. Jessica joined Fandango in 2006, bringing with her 13 years of experience
in product, user experience, and web application design and development. Prior to joining
Fandango, Jessica served as Director of Information Architecture at Sapient, a leading
business technology consulting firm, where she worked in the financial services and automotive
verticals. For several years, she oversaw Sapient's development team for Nissan North
America's online marketing program. Prior to Sapient, she was VP of Information Architecture
at Arc:eConsultancy and a Principal at Computer Sciences Corporation.
Jessica has a BA in Economics from Wellesley College.