Syfy President Dave Howe announced yesterday that NBC Universal’s Senior Vice President Rob Spodek will be making the jump to our favorite science fiction network. Spodek will be in the same position as Senior VP and Chief Financial Officer of both Syfy and its sister network Chiller.
Of the move, Howe had this to say: “Given Rob’s proven success as CFO and breadth of experiences throughout NBCU and beyond, I’m confident that his expertise is precisely what Syfy needs as we continue strong and steady growth across our many platforms,”
Spodek began at NBC in 1998 as manager of finance at CNBC before moving into his role as VP/CFO at NBCU. In his time as VP at NBCU, Spodek helped with NBC’s transition from GE to Comcast. As VP of Syfy/Chiller, Spodek will oversee all financial aspects of both networks as well as all Syfy ventures and projects.
What does this mean for Syfy? Hopefully less reality shows and more real science fiction. Of course Spodek isn’t in the creative department but he will control what shows, movies and other projects get funded. So… fingers crossed!