Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer
David “Digger” Granville-Smith is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of A+E Networks®. Granville-Smith joined A+E Networks® as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in July 2014. He was named to his current position in December 2016.
Granville-Smith leads all key financial functions across A+E Networks® including A&E®, History®, Lifetime®, Lifetime® Movies, FYI™, H2®, Crime+Investigation™, HISTORY en Español®, Military HISTORY®, LRW®, A+E Studios™, A&E IndieFilms®, A+E Networks International®, A+E Networks Digital® and A+E Networks Consumer Products®. In addition, Granville-Smith oversees the Production, Operations, Engineering and Information Technology departments and is responsible for the Corporate Development, Strategy, Investments and Ventures Group. He provides strategic and operational leadership across all of the divisions of the company, including the Brand Portfolio Group, Ad Sales, Distribution, Digital and International, in order to drive the company’s overall growth and value creation. Granville-Smith serves on the boards of A+E Networks® Latin America and VICELAND®.
Prior to joining A+E Networks®, Granville-Smith worked at J.P. Morgan and Bear Stearns, which was acquired by J.P. Morgan, for 23 years. Prior to that, he worked at Smith Barney in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group. At J.P. Morgan, he was a Managing Director and Head of the Media Group in the Investment Banking Division. Throughout his career in banking, Granville-Smith worked on a number of significant strategic and financing transactions for diversified media, cable network, cable distribution and telecommunications companies.
Granville-Smith is a trustee of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York. He also serves on the President’s Advisory Council for the College of Brown University. Granville-Smith received his BA from Brown University. He resides in Manhattan with his wife and two children.