Bart Catalane is the TV group’s chief financial officer and Robb Richter is tapped for the new position heading online operations.
LIN TV Corp. today announced changes to its senior management team, appointing a new chief financial officer and a new vice president, Internet.
Bart Catalane has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer. Catalane has over 25 years of financial and operational experience in the media sector and extensive experience with SEC reporting, internal and external auditing, capital markets, acquisitions, startups and IT. Catalane was president, chief operating officer and CFO of Ziff Davis Media since 2001 until earlier this year. He was chief financial officer of TMP Worldwide Inc. from 1999 to 2001 and CFO of ABC Radio Networks, ABC Radio and ABC Broadcasting from 1989 to 1999. Catalane was a member of the Capital Cities/ABC corporate finance team from 1984 to 1989. He is a certified public accountant.
Robb Richter becomes LIN’s vice president, Internet, a new position responsible for all of LIN TV’s online operations that will work closely with LIN TV’s station group on content and sales. Since 2001, Richter has been vice president of marketing and sales planning at ShopNBC, where he managed all online and offline marketing functions. Prior to ShopNBC, Richter was vice president of DET, a major-market newspaper consulting company working with newspaper groups including Hearst, Knight Ridder and Media General, where he was charged with directing initiatives to increase circulation, public awareness and advertising revenues.
Both Catalane and Richter will report directly to Vincent L. Sadusky, LIN TV’s president and chief executive officer.