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Meet Jaime Rigal, based in Santa Monica. He leads financial and operational planning and analysis across our Television business – no small feat!

How did you start your career at eOne?
I started my career at eOne in April 2016. At the time, I was the Chief Financial Officer of The Mark Gordon Company, a leading independent television and film studio, and subsidiary of eOne. In 2018, I transitioned to a senior corporate finance, strategy, and operations executive role within eOne.

What’s a typical day at eOne for you?
No two days are the same! My day-to-day work is essentially broken down into three buckets: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Content Planning & Analysis (CP&A) and Production Operations and Finance & Accounting.

On the FP&A side, I lead the team responsible for short and long-term business planning and reporting, which includes 3-year budgeting and forecasting, monthly and quarterly reforecasts, and half-year and annual reporting to our parent company, Hasbro. (Among other things!)

On the CP&A front, in support of the CFO, I provide television operating input to and strategy oversight of the team that’s responsible for content deal analysis, including greenlights, and general deal analysis.

Then there’s Production Operations and Finance & Accounting. In this capacity, I develop and execute long-term strategies and implement operational efficiencies and processes for various departments across Film & TV, including Production Finance & Accounting, Corporate Finance & Accounting, Physical Production, and Business & Legal Affairs.

Favorite eOne moment?
I am grateful and thankful to work at a place that is committed to being of service and making a positive impact in the world. Puerto Rico is an incredible influence and force in my life. My family is originally from Puerto Rico, and to this day I have many family members who live on the beautiful island and call it home. In 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. I learned first-hand on a personal and emotional level the devastation that the island suffered as a result of the hurricane. With the support of eOne (and The Mark Gordon Company), I immediately led a successful fundraiser, the proceeds of which went to organizations that were focused on getting relief supplies to Puerto Rico as part of the early phase recovery efforts.

Jaime Rigal
Executive Vice President, Finance & Operations, Television
tags:  Television

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