Scripps names Simone Nardi CFO

November 5, 2013 09.11 Europe/London By Robert Briel

Simone_NardiScripps Networks International has named Simone Nardi as its new CFO.

Nardi has joined the company November 1 and will report to Jim Samples, president of Scripps Networks International.

“With his strong background in media finance, and having spearheaded successful joint ventures, acquisitions and integrations, Simone will play an integral role as we expand our global operations and enter new and promising markets,” Samples said.

Nardi most recently served as a SVP and CFO for NBC Universal’s international channels and television production operations where he developed and managed the financial, strategic and operational structure of these divisions.

Prior to that, he served as VP and CFO for NBC Universal’s business development division in New York. He also served briefly as interim chief financial officer and treasurer at Hulu.