CuriosityStream appoints Peter Westley as CFO

Factual SVOD CuriosityStream has announced the appointment of Peter Westley as its new chief financial officer.

Westley, most recently at private equity firm Blum Capital Partners, succeeds Jason Eustace, who has served in the role since February 2020.

Along with Blum Capital Partners, where he primarily focused on the media and technology sectors, Westley has a well-established career in media and technology. He currently serves as chairman of the board for Avid Technology, and previously served as managing director in the Technology and Media Groups at Salomon Smith Barney. During his career, the exec has helped raise more than US$10 billion and advised on more than US$2 billion of mergers.

Westley reports to CuriosityStream president and CEO Clint Stinchcomb, who said: “Peter strengthens our performance-oriented culture with his distinguished track record of execution and achieving results. In Peter, we welcome a long-time trusted advisor to our team. We know his exemplary judgement and already value his insight into Curiosity’s challenges and opportunities. Our colleagues, business partners, and investors will appreciate and enjoy Peter’s collegiality, creativity and curiosity.”

John Hendricks, chairman of CuriosityStream, said: “In Peter Westley we have a seasoned and accomplished financial steward coming on board as our CFO. In addition to his deep financial background and tech sector acumen, Peter brings a wealth of keen strategic thinking to corporate growth and development projects well-known in the media industry. And more recently, all of us at Curiosity were impressed with the experienced guidance and recommendations he offered as board observer from 2018 through 2020. Our board welcomes the addition of Peter’s valuable knowledge and judgement to our senior leadership team.”

Westley said: “I am very excited to join the executive team at CuriosityStream. The company has a truly inspiring mission, differentiated offering, deep library of factual content, and rapidly growing global subscriber base. I look forward to working with the team to pursue the company’s strategic growth opportunities, drive improved financial performance, and build shareholder value in the years to come.”

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