CBS Corporation has appointed Christina Spade to the role of EVP/CFO.
She reports to acting CEO and President Joe Ianniello, who said, “Chris has been a successful financial executive at one of our most profitable businesses for a little over two decades. I’ve been fortunate to work closely with Chris as a key member of the SHOWTIME leadership team, and I am confident that she will now make even greater contributions in her new role.”
In her new position, Spade will oversee all financial operations of CBS Corporation including treasury, tax, accounting, internal audit, information security and real estate.
Spade since February 2013 has been EVP/CFO for Showtime Networks, responsible for all financial matters relating to Showtime Networks’ businesses, including oversight of finance, strategy and information systems for the network’s divisions, which encompasses budgeting, planning, forecasting and accounting of all the business segments within SNI.
She was instrumental in the successful scaling of the SHOWTIME OTT platform, which launched in July 2015 and has grown significantly with sizable growth to come. In addition, Spade has been the key financial architect of numerous real estate deals and transactions at SHOWTIME. She also serves as a member of the board for Smithsonian Channel.
Spade has worked in different capacities at Showtime Networks during her over 22 years with the Company, including programming finance leadership and as a key steward of the successful implementation of various financial, operational and reporting systems. Prior to joining Showtime Networks, Spade was an audit manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Entertainment, Media and Communications practice.