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Twitter has named Ged Tarpey as Managing Director of Global Media & Entertainment, placing him in charge of the social media giant’s relationships with studios, networks and streamers. Based in Los Angeles, He will report to VP of U.S. Client Services JP Maheu, per Deadline.
In his new role, Tarpey will lead oversee the company’s efforts to build partnerships with entertainment companies like movie studios, TV networks, and streaming platforms as well as companies in the publishing, sports leagues and sports betting arenas.
Tarpey initially joined Twitter in 2012 and most recently served as the sales lead for U.S. media and entertainment. Prior to joining Twitter, he spent six years at Microsoft where he worked with with movie studios as a global account director.
Maheu took to Twitter to congratulate Tarpey, stating, “Congrats @ged - couldn't be happier to have you taking over the leadership of our critical Media & Entertainment business! with @jenP heading our Content Partnerships and @Ged our M&E business, our future is bright!”
Jen Price, the exec who Tarpay was promoted to replace following her November 2020 promotion, tweeted, “Congrats to the legendary @ged on his promotion to Managing Director M&E! No better leader to take our M&E partnerships to the next level.”
"Thank you @JenP ! I’m so fortunate to have learned from the best (you!) and that I get to continue working with the best in the business! cc: @jpmaheu," Tarpey replied.
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