Eric Besner

Chief Business Officer

Eric Besner is the current Chief Business Officer at Fable. Prior to this, they held the position of SVP, Head of Business Development & Partnerships, HBO Max at WarnerMedia from April 2017 to July 2021. In this role, they led partnership strategy and business development for HBO Max direct-to-consumer, driving tech, product, content, platform innovation, and growth partnerships to hit 41.5M HBO subscribers within 7 months after launch. Eric also implemented partnership strategy to support initiative to stream full slate of 2021 WarnerMedia theatrical releases on HBO Max within theatrical window, rapidly implementing strategy in response to COVID-19. In addition, they led biz dev expansion efforts, sourcing and negotiating growth opportunities across the WarnerMedia portfolio & with third party brands (Amex, Uber, Walmart), driving 1M+ new HBO Max subscriptions. Finally, they launched DC Universe comics & video subscription service in strategic shift to premium budget superhero content, greenlighting $5M-per-episode programming (Doom Patrol, Titans) to drive 1M subscriptions.


Eric Besner graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.A. in English Literature. Eric then went on to attend University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, where they earned their J.D.


Eric Besner reports to Padmasree Warrior, Founder, President & CEO. They work with Kimberly Marsh - Head of Community & Operations, Nirmal Govind - CTO, and Travis Weber - Head of Design.


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