MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT APPOINTS PETER PHILLIPS TO SVP & GM, DIGITAL MEDIA GROUP
New York, NY – July 7, 2011 – Marvel Entertainment, LLC announced today that it has appointed Peter Phillips as Senior Vice President & General Manager, Digital Media Group. In this new role, Mr. Phillips will work alongside Dan Buckley, Publisher & President of the Print, Animation & Digital Divisions, Marvel Worldwide, Inc., to build on Marvel’s success in digital publishing, social networking and its online presence Marvel.com. Mr. Phillips’s previous roles include Senior Vice President of the online division at Weight Watchers International, Vice President of Product Development at Fandango and multiple marketing roles at Paramount Pictures. His most recent position was Executive Vice President of LivePerson, a public software-as-a-service (SaaS) company based in New York. The announcement was made today by Dan Buckley, Publisher & President of the Print, Animation & Digital Divisions, Marvel Worldwide, Inc.
Mr. Buckley stated, “It’s with tremendous pride that I announce the appointment of Peter Phillips as Senior Vice President & General Manager, Digital Media Group. He brings his tremendous extensive experience and success to Marvel’s Digital Media Group, reaffirming our place as one of the entertainment industry leaders in the digital medium. Peter’s shown the kind of creativity and passion that’s a hallmark of everything we do at Marvel, which makes him a perfect fit for us as we continue to deliver the best digital experience worldwide.”
“I couldn’t be more excited about my new position at Marvel Entertainment, working with both Dan and our devoted Digital Media Group team to deliver the best experience for our fans worldwide,” said Mr. Phillips. “Marvel continues to break new ground in the digital realm, from our unique content on Marvel.com to our exciting digital comics initiatives, and we’re ready to take it all to the next level. Trust me, True Believers, the best is yet to come.”
As a Senior Vice President at Weight Watchers International, Inc., Mr. Phillips was responsible for the continued growth and development of the company’s $200M+ online division. He also served as Vice President of Product Development at Fandango, Inc., where he led the strategic planning, development, and ongoing management of all product-related initiatives and was part of the executive team that led the sale of the company to Comcast Interactive Media in 2007. Mr. Phillips worked at Paramount Pictures from 1992 to 2000.
About Marvel Entertainment
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