Christina Spade
EVP and CFO at CBS Corporation

Profile

Christina Spade is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of the CBS Corporation. Since October 2018, she has overseen all financial operations of the Company, including treasury, tax, accounting, internal audit, information security and real estate. Spade has been announced as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the newly combined ViacomCBS when that proposed merger closes.

Spade served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Strategy for Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI) since February 2013. In this position, she was responsible for all financial matters relating to Showtime Networks’ businesses, including oversight of finance, strategy and information systems for the network’s divisions, which encompasses budgeting, planning, forecasting and accounting of all the business segments within SNI. She was instrumental in the successful scaling of the SHOWTIME OTT platform, which launched in July 2015 and has grown significantly with sizable growth to come. In addition, Spade has been the key financial architect of numerous real estate deals and transactions at SHOWTIME. She also serves as a member of the board for Smithsonian Channel™.

Previously, she was Senior Vice President, Affiliate Finance and Business Operations for Showtime Networks Inc., where she led the financial and business operations’ management of distribution revenue and sales, marketing and creative expenses for SNI.

Spade worked in different capacities at Showtime Networks during her over 22 years with the Company, including programming finance leadership and as a key steward of the successful implementation of various financial, operational and reporting systems. Prior to joining Showtime Networks, Spade was an audit manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Entertainment, Media and Communications practice.

She is currently an executive member of the board of directors for the T. Howard Foundation as Treasurer and a NY Chapter Board member of Financial Executives International. She founded and is president of ATR Children’s Foundation, which is a non-profit organization established to help children in need. Spade was selected as a 2017 WICT Wonder Woman and served as an ongoing executive mentor and speaker in WICT’s mentorship program.

Spade is a CPA and graduated with a B.S. in accounting from St. Joseph’s University.

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