Caitlin O'Donovan

Caitlin O'Donovan

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Biography

Caitlin O'Donovan
VP Product, Digital Commerce,

Prior to her current position, Caitlin O’Donovan was the VP Digital Products, Kids for Corus Entertainment where she set and executed strategies to build a 360 distribution business across direct-to-consumer platforms. This included global partnerships with Apple, Google, Amazon and YouTube, domestic non-linear VOD packaging and pricing, and overseeing digital products like apps, websites, and ecommerce initiatives.

Previously, Cait ran Nelvana Digital where she raised over $18 million in financing and lead a talented company developing and launching websites, online stores, 100+ online games and 40+ kids game apps. These top-rated apps have hit #1 ranks in the US, Europe and Canada and received numerous awards.

Cait first joined Corus as a Producer in 2007, responsible for developing massively multiplayer and online games. From 2008 to 2010, she was the Director, Kids TV Interactive, overseeing the website, digital video and social platforms for YTV, Treehouse, and Nickelodeon Canada. She was promoted in 2010 to run Interactive for the TV division which added brands like OWN, W Network, CMT, ABC Spark and Movie Central to her portfolio of networks.

Cait began her career producing multiplayer games for science centres and museums around the world with Immersion Studios/Parallel World Labs. She then joined the CFC Media Lab where she supervised production and the Interactive Project Lab incubator program from 2002 to 2007. She has an undergraduate degree from Queen's University and a masters degree from York University.

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