Ryan Chanatry is the General Manager of Topic, First Look Media’s video streaming service where he oversees business strategy and operations, P&L, as well as original programming, content acquisitions & sales, marketing, and distribution. Previously, Ryan oversaw First Look’s Audience Development efforts, including acquisition strategy, partnerships, newsletter growth, and paid media.
Before joining First Look Media, Ryan was Director, Global Marketing Insights at Netflix where he led the team responsible for consumer intelligence and tracking across brand, advertising and social media as well as strategic creative planning and development. In addition he worked extensively on Netflix’s international market launches across Europe and Japan.
He joined Netflix in 2013 from Mediacom in Singapore where he was Director, Asia-Pacific Insights & Decisions. Before that he was a Senior Brand Strategy Consultant at Interbrand in the US, Japan, and Singapore. Ryan holds a B.S. with honors in Marketing and Human Resources from The Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.
At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch. - Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures