The FierceVideo editorial team is proud to present its inaugural Emerging Leaders Awards, recognizing the brightest young professionals rising up the ranks of the streaming video and pay TV industry. Throughout the months of June and July we’ll be featuring these profiles with each of our finalists. We will announce the winners during our upcoming OTT Blitz Week of virtual panels happening during the last week in July.
In her role as head of business development at Philo, Jamie Grosz focuses on the company's business development and content acquisition efforts. She determines the content and distribution roadmap to help Philo's growth in a scalable way including platform partnerships with Apple, Amazon and Roku; programming partnerships with brands including A&E, AMC, Discovery, Viacom and more; and strategic relationships with the NCTC, WOW! and Frontier.
Before joining Philo, Grosz worked on worldwide digital distribution and business development at HBO. While there, she also specialized in marketing and distribution to the university and college markets. She graduated from New York Law School as a Juris Doctor in 2011 and Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. She was recently honored as one of Cablefax's Most Powerful Women.
What her colleagues are saying:
"I have had the pleasure of working with Jamie both as a client in her HBO days and as her current manager at Philo. Jamie has all the admirable qualities of a leader. She is dedicated, she hustles, and always thinks about what is best for the company when charting a new strategy. While she is a shrewd negotiator, perhaps most importantly, she has a magnetic personality and people genuinely enjoy working with her." - Philo COO Mike Keyserling.
Streaming Industry Q&A:
What streaming services do you subscribe to?
PHILO!, Netflix, Amazon Prime and HBO NOW
What are your favorite shows you’re watching in 2020?
"Schitt's Creek," "Outlander" and "Succession"
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
I feel fortunate to have had many highlights already in my career- from my time at HBO during key milestones in the company's history (such as the worldwide "Game of Thrones" phenomena or the launch of HBO NOW), to being on the ground level at Philo and watching us acquire our very first subscribers to becoming one of the best platforms to watch your favorite live cable programs. It has been a great ride so far and I look forward to all that will come.
What’s next for you in terms of new challenges in streaming TV?
This is a very exciting time to be in the streaming TV industry, especially at Philo. While the landscape is more crowded and competitive than ever, Philo has truly found its stride delivering best-in-class product, packaging, and pricing. As we focus on acquisition, retention and product development, my role will be to look into unique partnerships to help Philo achieve subscriber goals. We are also looking to find dynamic ways to increase the value of a Philo subscription to our customers. It's sure to be an exciting road ahead!