Distribution360 has announced the addition of Kirsten Hurd to its Toronto-based office in the new role of Senior Sales Executive. She joins the company’s international sales team and brings with her a wealth of experience in the kids and factual space. Kirsten will manage relationships with international broadcasters and new platforms, and will also attend major markets throughout the year to represent the company’s library of over 200 hours of entertainment content.
Prior to joining the Distribution360 team, Kirsten served as Director of Sales for factual distributor BuzzTaxi Communications, and has held sales and management positions at Cookie Jar Entertainment, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Decode/DHX Media. As a specialist in program sales for over 12 years, Kirsten has covered a wide range of territories including North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, New Zealand and Australia. In addition, she has been active in acquiring programming through such markets as AIDC, Kidscreen, MIPCOM, MIPTV and NATPE for distribution to international audiences.
“We’re pleased to welcome Kirsten to the team. She is very knowledgeable about the international media landscape, and will be instrumental in continuing Distribution360’s growth by further expanding its library and international sales,” says Matthew Hornburg, Managing Partner, Distribution360.