Sinclair announces executive promotions and changes
David Smith from Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer to Executive Chairman.
Christopher Ripley from Chief Financial Officer to President & Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Ripley served as Chief Financial Officer of Sinclair since 2014. Since joining the Company, he successfully led our Spectrum Auction strategy, oversaw the acquisition of the Tennis Channel, and acquired/invested in strategic assets that allow the Company to be multi-platformed.
From 2013 until joining Sinclair, he was Founder and Managing Partner of Canor LLC, a boutique media/entertainment advisory firm.
From 2001 to 2013, he was a Managing Director at UBS Investment Bank’s Global Media Group and served as Head of the Los Angeles office where he managed, advised and/or structured various financings and merger and acquisition transactions, managed bankers and support staff, and oversaw regulatory and compliance matters for the office.
From 2000 to 2001, he was a Principal in Prime Ventures LLC, a venture capital firm where he was involved in capital investment decisions, business development, M&A, and organizational structuring.
Prior to that and from 1998, Mr. Ripley worked in the investment banking division of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation.
He graduated from the University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey School of Business, with a Bachelor of Arts in Honors Business Administration. He holds Series 7 and Series 24 licenses.
Lucy Rutishauser from SVP Corporate Finance & Treasurer to SVP Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer.
Ms. Rutishauser has served as SVP Corporate Finance & Treasurer of Sinclair since 2013, as VP Corporate Finance & Treasurer from 2002 to 2013, as Treasurer from 2001 to 2002, and as Assistant Treasurer from 1998 to 2001.
Prior to that, Ms. Rutishauser was the Assistant Treasurer for Treasure Chest Advertising Company from 1996 to 1997. From 1992 to 1996, she served as Assistant Treasurer and Director of Treasury for Integrated Health Services, Inc.
From 1988 to 1992, Ms. Rutishauser held various treasury positions with Laura Ashley, Inc. and the Black and Decker Corporation.
Ms. Rutishauser graduated magna cum laude from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Finance and received her Masters in Business Administration degree with honors from the University of Baltimore.