Based in New York, Nardi will continue to report to Jim Samples, President, International.
Nardi, who joined the company in 2013 as the international CFO, has played a vital role in the company’s international expansion. To accommodate the growth of the division, Nardi will now manage finance and operational responsibilities, leading the international teams based in New York and Knoxville.
His new remit will include finance, program licensing, and content and brand strategy. Additionally, he will serve as the principal liaison on all international technical operations, facilities and IT support.
In addition to working closely with TVN, Nardi sits on the Board of Directors at UKTV, a joint venture with BBC Worldwide, and will now spearhead Scripps Networks Interactive’s joint venture relationship with Shaw Communications in Canada.
“Simone is a fantastic leader and an integral member of my international executive team,” said Samples.
“His vast international finance and operational experience coupled with his strategic insights have already contributed so greatly to the team during this period of rapid growth and investment in Scripps Networks’ international business.”
Before joining Scripps Networks, Nardi served as a SVP and CFO for NBC Universal’s international channels and television production operations where he developed and managed the financial, strategic, and operational structure of the division.
Prior to that, he served as VP and CFO for NBC Universal’s business development division in New York. He also served briefly as interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at Hulu.