Andrew Essex named CEO of Tribeca Enterprises

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Andrew Essex was named CEO of Tribeca Enterprises. In his new role, the former vice chair and founding CEO of creative agency Droga5 will oversee Tribeca’s businesses, reporting to co-founder Jane Rosenthal, who will serve as executive chair.

Essex will be responsible for overseeing partnerships, marketing, content and digital strategy, business development, as well as all day-to-day operations. As executive chair, Rosenthal will continue to work on the strategic growth of the company, creating new verticals, such as the recently launched Tribeca Games, as well as new avenues for brand expansion.

“It is an extraordinary pleasure to be welcoming Andrew as we head into the 15th Tribeca Film Festival. Andrew is one of the brightest, most creative minds in the media business. His experience, wit, and vision make him uniquely suited to build on Tribeca's accomplishments,” said Rosenthal. “It is personally gratifying to me to see the community of storytellers and audience we have built from the first festival and to know the excitement and vision Andrew will bring to all we do in the future.”

“I consider Tribeca to be one of the world’s premier multi-platform storytelling organizations, and I am delighted to be joining this prestigious brand and the brilliant team that Jane and her partners have put together,” Essex stated.

Essex will oversee a senior management team including Paula Weinstein, executive VP, content and programming; Patty Newburger, executive VP, event strategy and operations; Sandy O’Hearen, chief financial officer; Karen Lorenzo, general counsel, and all TE operations.

In addition, Genna Terranova will continue in her role as Tribeca Film Festival director, working alongside artistic director Frederic Boyer, and Geoff Gilmore, who will continue as a consultant on the Tribeca Film Festival.

Essex sits on the board of the American Advertising Federation, the iHeart Media Creative Advisory Counsel, Venture For America, the Internet Advertising Bureau, and POP TECH.