David Purdy was named chief revenue officer of Stingray in 2018. In this position, Mr. Purdy, who has years of experience managing multiple operating entities and steering them towards a single, unified vision, oversees all aspects of Stingray’s revenue expansion, including advertising and sales efforts.
David Purdy came to Stingray from VICE Media, where, as Chief International Growth Officer, he expanded VICE’s multiplatform partnership with Rogers in Canada and helped VICE grow its global distribution network to deliver programming to all screens. Previously, David has held various senior roles over a 15-year career at Rogers Communications Inc. – most recently as Senior Vice President of Content and Video Product Management, where he oversaw content strategy for Rogers cable, broadband, and wireless services, focusing on how content can drive differentiation for the company.
David has an extensive background in the TV industry and has helped launch several Canadian specialty channels throughout his career, including Sportsnet, OLN, Discovery Channel Canada, and The Comedy Network. In addition to his extensive content knowledge, David has been instrumental in launching a number of new products at Rogers, including VOD, HD, Rogers Anyplace TV, PVR, and Shomi. David combines a passion for content with a grasp of technology to forge a keen understanding of how the media business will be impacted by current and future technological innovations.
Mr. Purdy is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (BA 1990) and holds a Bachelor of Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (1993).