Candle Media Taps Courtney Cappa, Kendall Ostrow For Top Posts – Deadline
Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs’ Candle Media has hired seasoned executives Courtney Cappa and Kendall Ostrow as, respectively, SVP, Finance & Accounting, and SVP, Organization Improvement & Group.
Cappa will enable generate Candle’s corporate finance endeavours which includes constructing up a company staff to oversee economical scheduling and accounting, reporting to Candle CFO Salil Mehta.
Ostrow will emphasis on setting up strategic partnerships and establishing tactics to bolster the communities around Candle and its small business units and brand names, reporting to Brent Weinstein, Candle’s Chief Progress Officer.
Cappa will be dependent in LA, Ostrow in New York.
Candle co-founders, co-CEOs and previous Walt Disney colleagues, Mayer and Staggs, named the duo “tremendous executives with deep expertise, techniques and interactions.”’
Cappa most not too long ago served as head of finance and controller at independent film and television studio Wiip, guiding the corporation from commence-up as a result of a number of rounds of fundraising to its effective sale to JTBC Studios. Prior to Wiip, she was VP of Finance/Accounting at Famous and Europacorp, doing the job on essential acquisitions, together with the sale of Famous to Wanda. She commenced her media career in finance at Disney.
Ostrow was most recently at UTA for seven a long time, constructing its electronic method section, then serving as head of customer tactic for UTA IQ. Formerly, she was at ID PR, and head of new media for The Ellen Show.
Candle, introduced very last year with money backing from Blackstone Team, is including execs as it proceeds to increase, most recently obtaining ATTN, a social media storytelling organization for Gen Z and Millennials. That follows bargains for Reese Witherspoon’s Howdy Sunshine, CoComelon producer Moonbug Amusement, Fauda producer Faraway Productions and a minority stake in Will Smith and Jada Pinkett’s Westbrook.