Head of Distribution & Business DevelopmentViacom
Tom Gorke is Executive Vice President, Head of Distribution and Business Development for Viacom. He oversees Viacom’s media networks distribution partnerships and strategy with all domestic affiliates, SVOD platforms and other content licensees. Additionally, Mr. Gorke is responsible for digital business development, leading the team that is charged with expanding Viacom’s media networks’ reach on all social, mobile and other connected platforms. He is based in the company’s New York City headquarters.
Mr. Gorke previously served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Content Distribution at Viacom Media Networks and BET Networks, leading sales and new business efforts for all linear and digital distribution partnerships across BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Logo, Spike, TV Land and VH1, as well as Viacom’s joint venture EPIX. Prior to that position, he was Senior Vice President of Content Distribution and Marketing for Viacom Media Networks, where he was responsible for all of Viacom Media Networks’ digital content distribution and select linear deals, and oversaw Viacom’s partnerships with subscription video aggregators, electronic sell-through providers and other mobile and internet-based content distributors. Mr. Gorke also previously served as the Vice President of Digital Distribution, focused specifically on online content deals and relationships, as well as Director of Digital Operations and Distribution Development.
Before joining Viacom in 2005, Mr. Gorke was Manager of Strategy and Investments for the CBS Internet Group, where he helped lead the origination, analysis and management of a portfolio of investments in internet companies. He began his career at investment bank Alex. Brown as a financial analyst in the Consumer Group.
Mr. Gorke sits on the board of the T. Howard Foundation and was included among Multichannel News 2013 list of 40 Under 40. He received an M.B.A. with honors and a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.