Dan Suratt

President, Corporate Development, Strategy and Investments, A+E Networks

Dan Suratt is President, Corporate Development, Strategy and Investments, A+E Networks.

Appointed to this newly created role in January 2016, Suratt is responsible for corporate development, strategy and investments. He was a member of the team that completed A+E Networks’ investments in VICE, Epic Magazine, Panna and Samba and under his leadership the Corporate Development team will continue to assess investment opportunities and set the corporate strategies for the company overall.

Suratt, a six-time Emmy Award winner, previously held the title of Executive Vice President, Digital Media and Brand & Content Licensing, A+E Networks. Under his direction, the Digital Media group has helped A+E Networks to become recognized as an industry leader in non-linear distribution and product development across its family of networks.  He has guided industry-leading initiatives on every platform such as first-to-market TV Everywhere apps, popular social and mobile games, award-winning apps featuring custom content, and seamless social media integrations. 

Since joining the company in 2009, Suratt had driven A+E Networks to be the only ad-supported non-sports network group with TV Everywhere mobile apps on iOS, Android, Kindle Fire and Windows Phone and over-the-top-apps on Roku, Xbox 360, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.  A+E Networks digital products have been recognized with multiple Webby Awards and an induction into the Apple iPad Hall of Fame.  He also oversaw the launch of the network’s first direct-to-consumer subscription service, Lifetime® Movie Club™.

Prior to joining A+E Networks, Suratt served as the Lifetime Networks’ EVP, Digital Media & Business Development, beginning in June 2006 until its acquisition by A+E Networks in 2009.  Prior to joining Lifetime, Suratt was Vice President, Business and New Media Development at NBC Olympics, a position he held through the 2004 Summer Games in Athens, Greece, and the 2006 Winter Olympics Games in Torino, Italy. In this role, Suratt was responsible for all of NBC Olympics’ business and new media development opportunities, strategy and operations, including developing partnerships and new media initiatives across media ranging from ESPN.com, Google and About.com to DirecTV, Echostar and TV Guide Channel. He also created both sponsored and non-sponsored programming and branding concepts for on-air execution for NBC Olympics’ ad sales team.

Previously, Suratt worked with NBC, from 1995, as the lead Production Associate for the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, Georgia. He also held positions as Director of Business Development and as Producer for the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, Australia, and 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. During the 2002 Winter Games, he managed and booked the Olympic Medals Plaza musical acts, featuring marquee performances from the Dave Matthews Band, Foo Fighters, Sheryl Crow and ‘N Sync, and dubbed “the hottest ticket” around by USA Today and Access Hollywood.

Suratt graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont with a Bachelor of Arts degree and received his Master of Business Administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He serves on the board of the Online Publishers Association (OPA) and Panna. He currently lives in Brooklyn Heights with his wife and two sons.

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