VIZIO Names Adam Townsend as Chief Financial Officer




VIZIO announced today that Adam Townsend has been named Chief Financial Officer of the company. As CFO, Townsend will work toward expanding VIZIO’s presence in the connected TV marketplace with the VIZIO SmartCast platform and VIZIO Ads.

“VIZIO is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the rapid shift toward digital video consumption through a powerful combination of hardware excellence, software innovation and data analytics,” said Adam Townsend, CFO, VIZIO. “Together with the long-term vision of founder William Wang and the rest of the deeply experienced executive team, we have tremendous tools to maximize the large opportunity in front of us.”

Prior to joining the team at VIZIO, Townsend served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Showtime. Previously, he held roles at CBS Corporation, including Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance and Investor Relations.

“Adam’s exceptional record of financial operational experience within content, advertising, and streaming-based businesses – along with over a decade of media industry analysis – makes him a great addition to the existing talent at VIZIO,” said William Wang, founder and CEO, VIZIO. “We welcome him to the team and look forward to leveraging his expertise as VIZIO pivots from a sole focus on hardware to a new vision for a complete media offering.”

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