FaceBank Group has named Simone Nardi as chief financial officer. Nardi is based in New York City and reports directly to CEO David Gandler. As CFO, Nardi leads all financial operations and strategy for fuboTV. He joins the live TV streaming platform as it prepares to uplist to a major stock exchange following its merger in April with FaceBank Group.
“Simone has already been instrumental in guiding fuboTV through our recent merger,” said Gandler. “With his deep experience managing finance and strategy for companies undergoing transformations in their business, Simone is an integral new member of fuboTV’s executive team.”
“I’m extremely honoured to join the outstanding team at fuboTV,” said Nardi. “It’s an exciting time to be joining a proven leader in the media industry at the forefront of the streaming revolution. I look forward to playing a key role as the company continues to expand, drive cost efficiencies and growth and focus on delivering shareholder value.”
Prior to fuboTV, Nardi served as SVP and CFO, international for Scripps Networks Interactive. In this role, Nardi was responsible for all finance and strategic planning for the company’s international business across Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America.
Previously, Nardi also served as SVP and CFO for NBC Universal’s international channels and television production businesses where he helped build and grow the international TV production operation for NBC Universal, green-lighting and monetizing key franchises like Downton Abbey. Previously, he served as CFO of NBC Universal’s business development division in New York, where he assumed a lead role in launching Hulu.