Acorn Media Group Taps New CFO
Silver Spring, MD; May 20, 2009 – Acorn Media Group, a leading independent global media company, announces Andrew Cuthill as its Chief Financial Officer. Beginning May 14, Cuthill will devise Acorn Media Group’s financial strategy and oversee every aspect of its implementation.
As an executive with Del Monte Foods, Keeco, and most recently Spectrum Water Coolers, Cuthill distinguished himself in upgrading corporate financial systems, negotiating mergers and acquisitions, and developing e-commerce business models, while also devising new strategies to improve sales, streamline operations, and reduce debt. His extensive international experience in Europe and Asia gives him a knowledgeable perspective on Acorn’s global operations. A graduate of Cornell University, Cuthill earned his MBA from the University of Chicago.
Building on the success of the Acorn and Acacia brands, Acorn Media Group continues to grow rapidly. On June 2, 2009, the company launches its third branded line, Athena, a new home video brand for consumers interested in lifelong learning through documentary programming. Athena will provide a rich and enjoyable learning experience through high quality, informative, non-fiction programming on DVD. The first four releases include The Adventure of English, Playing Shakespeare, Every Picture Tells a Story, and The People’s Republic of Capitalism with Ted Koppel.
Based in suburban Washington, D.C. and founded by Chairman Peter Edwards, Acorn Media Group has grown from a one-man basement documentary production and distribution operation in the mid-1980s into a boutique DVD and consumer products marketing company operating on three continents. Acorn Media Group consists of four divisions: Acorn Media U.S., a leading distributor of British television programming on DVD, as well as a line of original health & wellness programming under the Acacia DVD label; Acorn Direct, the direct-to-consumer division offering DVDs and other high quality products in North America through its Acorn and Acacia catalogs and on-line marketing vehicles; and Acorn Media U.K. and Acorn Media Australia, which distribute a comparable line of DVD titles to consumers in the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand.
Corporate Website: www.acornmedia.com
Acorn Catalog: www.acornonline.com
Acacia Catalog: www.acaciacatalog.com
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