As Executive Vice President and Group President of Sling TV, Gary Schanman oversees all aspects of the Sling business. He is focused on Sling’s market share and growth, customer acquisition, engagement and retention.
With more than 20 years of experience in the media and telecommunications industry, Gary has built and managed multiple innovative ad- and subscription-based video, broadband services and products for numerous firms. He has led all aspects of the content and product value chain, including strategy creation, product ownership and development, go-to-market planning, P&L management and operations.
Previously, Gary held various executive and senior roles from founder-led companies and start-ups to large corporations, where he’s been responsible for product strategy, operations and digital growth. He played an instrumental role launching cloud- and IP-based products and services, and advanced advertising capabilities to drive additional revenue as Senior Vice President of Spectrum Video Products at Charter Communications.
Most recently as the Founder and President of GB Monday, Gary oversaw the strategy, design, development and operations of channels and streaming applications, while also acting as Chief Product and Technology Officer for Common Sense Networks and its kids streaming service, Sensical. Gary’s career began at Young & Rubicam as an account coordinator.
Gary holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Finance and Advertising from Syracuse University, where he currently sits on the Newhouse School Advisory Board. Gary enjoys traveling, playing guitar and tennis, and spending time with his family.