Darcy serves as Head of Amdocs Media, a division of Amdocs NASDAQ (DOX) and Chief Executive Officer of Vubiquity Inc., a global media and entertainment distribution technology and services provider. Vubiquity delivers premium content and user experiences across a host of digital consumer-facing video services to 120 countries and supporting 80 languages. The company maintains operations in Los Angeles, London and Toronto.
Prior to joining Vubiquity, Darcy was President, Technical Operations and Chief Technology Officer at Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. She was instrumental in the studio’s transition to digital technologies and automation for distribution across theatrical, home entertainment and television. This also included the conversion to digital cinema and the creation of an industry-wide venture to support effective digital delivery for all of the studios and participating cinemas. She lead the first Hollywood anti-piracy organization focused on business development, technology, enforcement and legislation to enable compelling, competitive options to piracy.
Before joining Warner Bros., as an executive at CBS, Darcy’s responsibilities included management of the network’s operations in New York and for the CBS News Bureau in Washington, D.C. A veteran of three Olympics for CBS Sports and a three-time Emmy winner for technical production and engineering, Darcy’s news experiences included being stationed in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait during the Gulf War, as well as coverage of several political and newsworthy, global events.
Darcy serves as a Class I Director for Cinemark Holdings Inc., NYSE (CNK), as well as a Director for Xperi, NASDAQ (XPER). She is a member of the WTA Global Advisory Council to provide insights into media and technology to benefit women’s professional tennis. She is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a SMPTE Fellow and has been issued a number of patents. Darcy received her undergraduate education from Temple University’s School of Engineering and a graduate MBA degree from Fordham University.
Some industry acknowledgements include Home Media Magazine’s Digital Drivers, Broadcasting and Cable’s Technology Leadership Award, Video Business’ Women Elite, The Hollywood Reporter’s Digital Power 50 List, the inaugural recipient of the NAB TVNewsCheck Women in Technology Leadership Award, Cablefax’s Most Innovative People in Multiscreen along with Most Powerful Women in Cable, India’s NASSCOM Innovator Leader Award and Multi-Channel’s 2018 Class of Wonder Women. She served as the Los Angeles Chair for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women launching the organization’s first STEM Goes Red initiative getting high school girls interested in science and technology supporting better health. She served on the Board of Kidsave, a non-profit advocacy organization to find adoptive families for children ages 6 to 16. She is the mother of two Kidsave sibling children from Bogota, Colombia – Andrea and her younger brother Sebastian, who joined the family at ages 15 and 12.
Andrew heads Toronto, Canada based Juice Worldwide, a wholly-owned division of VUBIQUITY, focused on the digital distribution of film, TV and music content across the world’s top OTT platforms.
With over 15 years of leadership experience, Andrew is involved with all aspects of the company including sales, finance, creative, business development and distribution. Andrew co-founded Juice Worldwide in July of 2004 and over an eleven year span, built one of the industry’s premiere independent encoding and distribution companies. Most notably, he helped establish Juice as one of the top providers for iTunes globally. A well-established executive in the entertainment industry, Andrew has extensive domestic and international expertise and numerous long-standing supplier, customer and vendor relationships.
Prior to launching Juice in 2004, Andrew served as Executive Producer and General Manager for Asset Digital, one of North America’s leading DVD and Blu-ray authoring facilities. In this role, Andrew was responsible for all day-to-day operations, corporate/business development, marketing, creative direction and sales. Before that, Andrew worked in commercial advertising at boutique agency JPM Media as Director of Client Services, managing accounts such as Jaguar Cars, Deloitte Consulting, and Royal Bank of Canada.
Andrew graduated from McGill University in Montreal with an honours BA in Economics and Communications.
As Executive Vice President of North American Sales, Craig is responsible for the company’s sales management across all their new and existing clients, in addition to managing the sales team and setting direction for the company’s future growth. Prior to Vubiquity, Craig had the role of SVP Sales and Business Development at Deluxe Entertainment in Burbank. While at Deluxe, Craig was instrumental in creating their digital distribution division including establishing the value proposition, pricing, marketing, sales team and sales strategy targeting the cable television, telephony, satellite and OTT market segments.
Craig is a highly successful Sales and Marketing Executive with more than twenty years of experience in the entertainment space, specializing in the telecommunications industry. His areas of expertise include sales leadership, team management, strategic planning, business development, P&L management, M&A acquisitions, international markets, and video technology.
With over 25 years of experience working in the entertainment industry, Irwin has held senior finance positions at Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., Technicolor and most recently Deluxe, where he was SVP of Finance and divisional CFO over the Delivery Services businesses for the past three years. Irwin was responsible for design, oversight and management of all financial reporting, billing, planning & analysis activities for multiple worldwide lines of business including Digital Cinema, Delivery Operations and Localization.
Prior to joining Vubiquity, while at Deluxe, Irwin helped negotiate multiple strategic joint ventures, business partnerships, as well as subcontracting and vendor agreements, yielding cost reductions and incremental profits.
During his tenure at Warner Bros, he managed the due diligence efforts and full-on integration of various business acquisitions and projects, including Digital Distribution (internet advertising companies Flixster & Rotten Tomatoes, Crowdfunding Veronica Mars movie), International TV Distribution (production/distribution company Shed Media Group) and Domestic TV Production (content producers Alloy Entertainment, Shed Media US).
Irwin serves on the Board of Directors of First Entertainment Credit Union, a $1.5B financial institution serving the entertainment industry and Los Angeles County at large. He has held the position of Treasurer for more than the past decade and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board. Irwin serves as Chair of the Finance Committee, and is a member of the Asset & Liability Committee (ALCO) as well as the Investments Committee.
Irwin holds an active CPA license in the State of California, was born in Portland, Oregon, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, having graduated with honors from the University of Washington in Seattle.
He began his career by working in public accounting for Deloitte & Touche, first out of Seattle then Los Angeles.
Rob Jacobson is Chief Content Officer where he oversees all strategies, negotiations and program scheduling for VUBIQUITY’s transactional and subscription platforms across more than 30 countries around the world. In this role, Rob has spearheaded the company’s content strategies on behalf of such global distribution giants as Verizon and AT&T in the US, Televisa in Mexico, SFR in France, Turkcell in Turkey and VTR in Chile. In doing so, Rob established partnerships with all of the foremost content suppliers in Hollywood including all the major studios as well as CBS, HBO, Miramax and others.
Prior to joining VUBIQUITY, Rob served as President and Chief Executive Officer of iN DEMAND Networks from 2004 through 2009. While at iN Demand, Rob established several innovations in the arena of transactional television programming including oversight of cable’s launch of video on demand, Howard Stern on Demand and the creation of cable’s out-of-market sports packages, NBA LEAGUE PASS, MLB EXTRA INNINGS AND NHL CENTER ICE. Rob also created cable’s first 24/7 HD linear channel, MOJO and won multiple Emmy awards for Interactive Sports Programming for the innovated NASCAR IN-CAR package. Finally, Rob created cable’s SVOD service VUTOPIA.
Prior to joining iN DEMAND, Rob was the head of DirecTV’s East Coast programming office and is recognized for the creation and development of Mega March Madness in conjunction with CBS Sports. Rob was also responsible for the DirecTV Multi-Cam Racing Series and Ivy League Friday Nights. Rob joined DirecTV from Fox/Liberty Networks where he was Vice President, Affiliate Sales and Marketing. Prior to that he served as Vice President, Programming and Business Affairs for American Sky Broadcasting, L.L.C.