BBE President Fishman To Leave Company
"He's going to somebody else in the online video space," a source close to the move said on the condition of anonymity. It is not yet clear, however, which company Fishman has decided to call his new home. Fishman could not be reached for comment.
At BBE since mid-2006, Fishman's responsibilities included growth of sales and marketing initiatives, as well as oversight of operations.
"BBE is an organization that thrives on -- and benefits from -- change," according to a prepared statement from the company. "In five years, we have grown from a bootstrapped startup to a profitable leader in the online video space. We now have a network of 2200 websites, a client base that includes some of the world's top brands and agencies, and the Vindico platform,which has become the standard for ad insertion and tracking. We appreciate Danny Fishman's contributions to the company's early growth, and to our very significant progress. We wish him well in his future endeavors."
BBE is presently seeing strong results with its original Web-based entertainment programming like "The Fantastic Two" -- a mockumentary series that chronicles a pair of sports fanatics and their fantasy football wars -- and a celebrity news-focused "Access Hollywood"-like series named "Hollywood Fast Track."
The company claims roughly 200 brand partners, including SC Johnson, Coke, McDonald's, AOL and Toyota -- many of which are participating in the original content realm. AOL, for one, paid over $1.5 million to sponsor one of BBE's original Web-based programs.
Prior to BBE, Fishman was the EVP of sales at iFilm, where he was responsible for overseeing its ad and entertainment marketing sales and operations.