Management changes at StyleHaul

29.06.2018, North America, StyleHaul

CEO Stephanie Horbaczewski and CFO Jeremiah Bates have left StyleHaul. Melanie Kirk was appointed CFO and Interim CEO of StyleHaul, effective 1 July 2018.

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Melanie Kirk

On Thursday 28 June 2018, the Board of Directors of StyleHaul informed its employees about changes in the management of the company.

Please read their e-mail to the StyleHaul employees below:

“In consultation with RTL Group, Stephanie Horbaczewski has decided to step down from her position as CEO of StyleHaul to pursue new entrepreneurial endeavors.

Jeremiah Bates, CFO of StyleHaul, has also left the company.

The Board of Directors of StyleHaul has appointed Melanie Kirk as new CFO of StyleHaul, effective 1 July 2018. Melanie will also serve as Interim CEO of StyleHaul, working closely together with Giles Drew, President of StyleHaul International, Tracy Crane, Chief Marketing Officer, and Olivier Delfosse, Chief Operating Officer. A new permanent CEO of StyleHaul will be announced in due course.

Giles Drew, President of StyleHaul International, Tracy Crane, Chief Marketing Officer and Olivier Delfosse, Chief Operating Officer

We are delighted to welcome Melanie. She has extensive experience and knowledge of RTL Group and the international media industry. After joining our global content arm FremantleMedia in 2005, she held leading executive positions at FremantleMedia including most recently the position of Interim Global CFO (April 2015 to March 2016). We are very much looking forward to working together with Melanie and the StyleHaul management team. 

We would like to thank Stephanie Horbaczewski for her services. The StyleHaul team has developed the company into one of the leading multi-platform networks in fashion, beauty and lifestyle. StyleHaul has been and will remain an important investment for RTL Group’s push into digital video and for raising our profile in the United States, the largest and most advanced market for digital video.

RTL Group is determined to further grow its MPN businesses significantly, also by fostering much closer collaboration between our various assets in this space, including StyleHaul and BBTV in North America as well as Divimove and United Screens in Europe. Our mid-term goal is building a strong and profitable online video group which operates at global scale to reach and entertain young audiences with compelling short-form video content.

With best regards,

StyleHaul Board of Directors:
Bert Habets, CEO of RTL Group
Elmar Heggen, CFO and Deputy CEO of RTL Group
Daniel Menet, SVP M&A of RTL Group
Keith Hindle, CEO Digital and Branded Entertainment of FremantleMedia”