Chief Executive Officer
Chris Grant joined Electus in November 2011 as the CEO, where he is responsible for overseeing the company’s next phase of growth across global and domestic TV, digital and branded entertainment.
Prior to joining Electus, Grant served as President of Shine International, the global sales and distribution arm responsible for distributing programming from the Shine Group companies. There he transformed formats including "MasterChef," "The Biggest Loser," "The Moment of Truth" and "Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?" into truly global television brands.
Prior to founding Shine International, Grant served as a Managing Director of independent studio Reveille.
Chief Operating Officer and Head of Digital
Drew Buckley is the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Digital of Electus where he is responsible for overseeing finance, acquisitions, and all transactions within Electus and their partner companies.
In addition, Drew oversees a team of digital executives focused on creating new content experiences for its Premium YouTube Channels and its slate of Programming with Yahoo! Comedy and Lifestyles.
Prior to Electus, Drew served as Executive Vice President of Windsor Media, Terry Semel's, former Chairman and CEO of Yahoo!, investment firm. Windsor Media is a holding company of controlling assets in the Media, Entertainment and Luxury brand Industries.
President of Electus International
John Pollak is President of Electus International, the global sales and distribution arm of Electus, where he oversees the international strategy and execution for the growing slate of programming within Electus and its content labels. Pollak also leads distribution of Electus’ programming as well as programs and formats from other well-known 3rd party providers.
Prior to joining Electus, Pollak was Executive Vice President and Head of Worldwide Sales for Shine International. He was responsible for the global sales and distribution of programming from the Shine Group companies. Pollak drove sales for some of the world’s most successful non-scripted formats including "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?," "The Biggest Loser," "American Gladiators," "The Moment of Truth," "MasterChef" and Shine International’s first scripted network series – "The Listener," a successful co-production between NBC, Fox International Channels and CTV in Canada.
EVP, Business Affairs & General Counsel
Joshua Sussman serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel at Electus where he oversees Business & Legal Affairs.
Prior to Electus, Josh was VP, GC of Programming at IAC/InterActiveCorp. At IAC, Josh had a dual role; overseeing Business & Legal Affairs for IAC's programming businesses (which included CollegeHumor Media, The Daily Beast and Notional among others) and helping IAC senior management oversee operations of those businesses. Prior to that role, Josh served as Corporate Counsel at IAC. Prior to IAC, Josh was an associate for five years at the law firm, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP.
Josh graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan. He received a Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law where he also served as an Editor of the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal.