- Group:ACADEMIC FACULTY & INDUSTRY EXPERTS
FanTrust Entertainment Strategies
Board of Governors
Catherine is the President of FanTrust Entertainment Strategies.
Catherine’s work has influenced major media networks, Fortune 500 clients, game and mobile companies and advertising agencies, providing them with new ways to capture financing, captivate audiences and capitalize on digital business development. Her client-side successes include Microsoft’s early push into digital content, Gemini Award-winning CTVNEWS.com and the fan strategy for the CSI television franchise as well as fan-building for AAA Sony titles. Formerly the COO of Blue Zone, she spearheaded significant convergence broadcasting deals and developed media creation/distribution/monetization IP, growing this publicly-traded Nasdaq company to a $300 million market cap. Catherine serves on the Boards of the Bell Fund, which has awarded $125M to convergence productions, the United Nations flagship World Summit Awards for digital media and as an international digital Emmy Award judge. Catherine has a degree in Physics from Reed College and a Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.