Viacom Names Development SVP

Viacom has appointed Alex Berkett as senior vice president of corporate development. 

April 6, 2018

Viacom Names Development SVP

Viacom has appointed Alex Berkett as senior vice president of corporate development.

In this role, Berkett will identify and develop growth opportunities for Viacom and its brands, including partnerships, acquisitions, investments and joint ventures. He will also work closely with senior executives across the company to advise on and lead deal negotiations.

Berkett joins Viacom from Townsquare Media, a publicly held local media company he co-founded in 2010. At Townsquare, he served as executive vice president, responsible for corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, investor relations and a variety of other senior functions.

"We're thrilled to welcome Alex to Viacom, where he will oversee our efforts to forge new partnerships, explore opportunities in innovative new businesses and help advance the company's strategic goals," says Wade Davis, chief financial officer, Viacom, to whom Berkett will report. "Viacom is committed to continued investment in key areas of

growth, and Alex's deep knowledge of media, strong transactional track record and entrepreneurial background make him the right choice to expand our capabilities in new and exciting ways. Alex is a proven leader and has the skills and experience to hit the ground running."

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