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Meet the Gracenote leadership team

Gracenote’s global leadership team includes diverse leaders focused on driving next-generation entertainment experiences.

Jared Grusd
Chief Executive OfficerView bio

Jared Grusd

Chief Executive Officer

Jared Grusd joined Nielsen as CEO of Gracenote in July 2024. 

Most recently he was the co-founder of Ethiqly AI, a venture-backed educational technology company utilizing artificial intelligence to elevate human expression and empowerment. 

Previously, he held leadership roles at some of the world's most innovative companies - including serving as Chief Strategy Officer of Snapchat, Chime, and AOL, General Counsel of Spotify, and CEO of HuffPost & SVP of News of Verizon. He also worked as a senior executive at Google. In addition, Jared co-founded Shake, a legal-tech startup acquired by LegalShield. He previously served on the boards of Newsela and SoulCycle. 

Jared is passionate about building transformative businesses that leverage technology to improve society. He is deeply committed to training future technology leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors. For over ten years, he's been a leading professor at Columbia Business School, specializing in  corporate strategies for high-growth companies. He also teaches entrepreneurship at the  University of Southern California, and the dynamics of high-growth industries at the University of Chicago Law School, where he's a member of the Advisory Council. 

Jared's notable contributions have earned him a place in Adweek's Class of Young Influentials, Business Insider's Silicon Alley Top 100, and CNN/Money/Fortune's list of five of Tech's most powerful lawyers. Jared holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, a JD with Honors from the University of Chicago Law School, and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. 

Sujit Das Munshi
Chief Operating OfficerView bio
Sujit Das Munshi

Sujit Das Munshi

Chief Operating Officer

Sujit Das Munshi is the Chief Operating Officer of Gracenote, the world’s leading entertainment metadata and content ID company. He previously served as Gracenote’s General Manager where he led the company’s largest transformation while establishing a framework of operational excellence that has increased the company’s global data coverage and elevated its quality standards to better serve its global customers. 

Sujit’s distinguished career at Nielsen has spanned leadership positions across commercial, operations and talent roles globally.  Notably, he led the company’s strategic partnership with Facebook resulting in advanced Media Advertising Effectiveness products.  Sujit first joined Nielsen in 1998 when his strategic consulting services and brand research startup, IRIS (Indian Research and Information Services), merged with AC Nielsen ORG-MARG.

Sujit has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Bombay and a Masters in Marketing Management from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies of the University of Bombay. 

 

Tim Cutting
Chief Revenue OfficerView bio
Tim Cutting

Tim Cutting

Chief Revenue Officer

As Chief Revenue Officer at Gracenote, Tim Cutting drives the company's long-term growth by leading a global Commercial team and fostering collaboration across Product, Marketing, Customer Experience and other functional areas of the organization. He brings a strategic mindset to his responsibilities for defining and executing sales initiatives which enable customers worldwide to drive consumer engagement with content, differentiate their entertainment offerings and maximize monetization in the streaming age.

Prior to rejoining Gracenote in 2022, Tim served as General Manager of Commercial for Reelgood a data company focusing on streaming content serving both B2B and B2C customers. Before that, he was Head of North America Sales for Gracenote, overseeing the company's strategic sales initiatives designed to help CE, digital media and TV provider customers develop and launch new entertainment experiences.

Tim earned an MBA from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Trent Wheeler
Chief Product OfficerView bio
Trent Wheeler

Trent Wheeler

Chief Product Officer

As Chief Product Officer at Gracenote, Trent Wheeler spearheads product strategy and execution across Gracenote's broad portfolio of solutions developed to streamline content distribution, enable content discovery and empower content analytics. Previously, he was Senior Vice President, Product for Video, responsible for overseeing teams that turned Gracenote's industry-leading entertainment metadata and connected IDs into cutting-edge content search, discovery and navigation solutions.

Trent came to Gracenote in 2014 through its integration with Tribune Media Services
(TMS), the global leader in Video data and original creator of the TMS Unique ID, the entertainment industry's standard content identifier enabling universal search across platforms and services.

He possesses more than 17 years of experience in Product Management working with the world's biggest and most innovative digital entertainment brands.

Ginger Bushell
Chief Strategy & Transformation OfficerView bio
Ginger Bushell

Ginger Bushell

Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer

Ginger Bushell serves as Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer at Gracenote leading efforts to ensure the company is well positioned in the face of seismic change disrupting the media and entertainment industry today. Prior to this, she was Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategy responsible for driving strategic business deals and commercializing new bisiness opportunities across the company.

Before joining Gracenote, Ginger was Senior Vice President and Head of Strategy and Business Development at M-GO, a video streaming service brought to market jointly by Dream Works Animation and Technicolor. There, she played an instrumental role in negotiating M-GO's first studio content licensing deals and bringing both an integrated movie store and 4K streaming offering to the platform.

Ginger holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Colby College. She is passionate about DE&l advocacy and serves as the executive sponsor of Gracenote's Abled & Disabled Employees Partnering Together (ADEPT) Business Resource Group.

Maxine Slater
Chief HR OfficerView bio
Maxine Slater

Maxine Slater

Chief HR Officer

As Chief Human Resources Officer at Gracenote, Maxine Slater leads a team of global business partners who collaborate closely with Gracenote leaders to drive the company's global talent acquisition and management strategy, build people capability and develop programs dedicated to achieving organizational and cultural objectives.

Before being appointed to the top HR role at Gracenote, Maxine served as Senior Vice President and HR Leader overseeing corporate functions at Nielsen. In this position, she oversaw the Global Corporate People Partner team and delivered talent strategy and people experience services to Nielsen's Finance, Marketing & Communications, People, Legal, Cyber Security and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&l) functions.

Earlier in her career at Nielsen, Maxine served in a number of commercial leadership roles in the UK and Ireland handling important fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and retailer relationships.

Roger Rached
Chief Technology OfficerView bio
Roger Rached

Roger Rached

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer at Gracenote, Roger Rached leads the company's Technology and Data Science teams and owns its Software Development Life Cycle spanning requirements definition, decomposition, planning and delivery. He spearheads efforts to use Deep Learning, Computer Vision and other advanced technologies to optimize internal workflows empowering the company's human resources to focus on high-value initiatives.

Prior to joining Gracenote, Roger served as Senior Vice President, Technology at Nielsen where he designed and ran the Platform underlying all Nielsen products and drove the Media Data Exchange program based on Clean Room concepts with publishers and advertising agency users. In addition, he managed the Panel and Identity teams which formed the backbone of Nielsen Audience Measurement.

Earlier in his career, Roger worked in a range of roles at leading financial services enterprises including Goldman Sachs, T. Rowe Price and Thomson Reuters. He holds a BS and an MS in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Fiber Optics.

Sal Karottki
General CounselView bio
Sal Karottki

Sal Karottki

General Counsel

Sal Karottki, is Gracenote's General Counsel, leading the legal function with an emphasis on corporate matters, commercial contracts, intellectual property matters (patent, trademark, and copyright), M&A, competition issues, litigation and dispute resolution, and regulatory/compliance matters. In addition to his Gracenote responsibilities, he supports Nielsen's corporate legal organization, managing the company's IP portfolio and litigation, and supervising the Legal Ops and M&A functions.

Prior to joining Nielsen, Sal served as Chief Intellectual Property Counsel and Vice President, Legal at Tribune Media. There, he handled litigation, commercial contracts, M&A, privacy, antitrust compliance, FCPA and OFAC compliance, and legal support for Procurement in addition to heading up the IP function.

Sal started his career at Sidley LLP after earning his JD from Duke University School of Law.

Sunok Pak
Global Head of Marketing & CommunicationsView bio
Sunok Pak

Sunok Pak

Global Head of Marketing & Communications

As Global Head of Marketing and Communications at Gracenote, Sunok Pak is responsible for helping to drive the company’s growth and entry into new market segments, educating the industry on the impact of Gracenote innovations and stewarding the Gracenote brand.

Previously, Sunok led product marketing at Nielsen where she played an integral role launching Nielsen ONE, the company’s transformational cross-media measurement solution.

Sunok spent much of her early career at leading global public relations agencies Hill & Knowlton and Ruder Finn counseling Fortune 500 companies, global media companies and technology start-ups on how best to reach their B2B, B2C and B2B2C target audiences.

Jeanette Fowler
Head of Global Content SolutionsView bio
Jeanette Fowler

Jeanette Fowler

Head of Global Content Solutions

Jeanette Fowler is Head of Global Content Solutions at Gracenote responsible for overseeing international teams focused on metadata ingestion and enrichment as well as developing operational processes and tools leveraging machine learning technologies. She actively partners with the company’s Product and Technology teams to maximize data quality, scalability and speed-to-market.

Before joining Gracenote, Jeannette served in roles at Nielsen with escalating responsibility culminating in VP, Technology Strategy.

Over more than twenty-four years with Gracenote and Nielsen, she has built a track record of developing operational and technology resources and processes to meet customers’ changing business needs.

Bridget Schreiber
Global Head of QualityView bio
Bridget Schreiber

Bridget Schreiber

Global Head of Quality

In her role as Global Head of Quality at Gracenote, Bridget Schreiber manages an international team working across Product, Customer & Partner Experience, Technology and Commercial functions to ensure that the company's data meets the highest standards for timeliness, accuracy and completeness. She oversees quality frameworks and content standards as well as business intelligence and measurement which enable customer and data partner centricity and help to ensure positive business outcomes.

Before being elevated to her current role at Gracenote, Bridget established and led enablement functions responsible for quality-focused business process improvement initiatives for other Nielsen businesses including Audience Measurement, Nielsen IQ and Nielsen Sports. She played a key role in early digitization initiatives within Audience Measurement involving the introduction of mobile GPS and activity tracking, adoption of electronic signatures for panel onboarding and the designing of online learning models for U.S. field and membership representatives.

Through her 17 year career at Nielsen, Bridget has built unmatched expertise around continuous business process improvement (BPI), operational metrics, reporting and KPI measurement. She earned a Lean Six Sigma BPI certification in 2011.

Volkmar Prescher
Global Head of Customer & Partner ExperienceView bio
Volkmar Prescher

Volkmar Prescher

Global Head of Customer & Partner Experience

Volkmar Prescher is Global Head of Customer & Partner Experience at Gracenote responsible for ensuring that external parties in all regions of the world receive custom-tailored support and consultative guidance enabling them to maximize the potential of their entertainment services. His teams leverage technical acumen and subject matter expertise to ensure customers and partners enjoy optimal journeys with Gracenote offerings and achieve business success.

Previously, Volkmar led Gracenote's global data ingest operation which takes in content metadata from a range of sources, provides expert normalization services and delivers daily schedules for more than 40,000 TV channels. In that role, he successfully integrated teams from four separate companies acquired by Gracenote into a unified organization and accelerated automation across core ingest processes to meet the fast growing video metadata needs of global customers.

Over a career in media of more than 20 years, Volkmar has served in a range of roles at entertainment companies including Sony and Rovi. He earned a Diplom-Ingenieur degree in Business Informatics from the FOM University of Applied Sciences for Economics and Management in Essen, Germany and an MBA from the Open University Business School in Milton Keynes, U.K.

Corry Delaney
Global Head of FinanceView bio
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Corry Delaney

Global Head of Finance

As Global Head of Finance at Gracenote, Corry Delaney leads a team of business partners who collaborate closely with senior leadership to drive the company's financial performance through rigorous, data-driven planning and analysis. Previously, at Gracenote’s parent company, Nielsen, he was Vice President, Finance for the global Commercial organization. In that role, he was responsible for driving effective investment and staffing strategies in partnership with Sales leaders.

During an earlier stint at Gracenote, Corry served in a number of roles culminating in Director of Commercial Finance. Prior to that, he spent four years on Nielsen’s Corporate Audit Staff.

Corry began his professional career in Nielsen’s Financial Leadership Program after earning his Bachelor's degree in Finance from Virginia Tech.

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