Pierre Cadena is a Vice President and Investor for Otter Media Holdings based in Los Angeles, California. AT&T and the venture-focused, privately-held media company, The Chernin Group, formed Otter Media to acquire, invest in and launch global over-the-top (OTT) video services and take advantage of the rapid growth of online video. Otter Media’s portfolio includes a controlling stake in Fullscreen Media, a leading global youth media company; RoosterTeeth, a pioneering digital content producer for video gamers; McBeard, a social marketing agency; Crunchyroll, the leading subscription video platform for Japanese anime; VRV, a multichannel video platform for fans who love anime, animation, gaming, comedy, fantasy and technology; Gunpowder & Sky, a digital-first content studio; and Hello Sunshine, a cross-platform brand and content company for women founded with Reese Witherspoon.
Prior to joining Otter Media, Mr. Cadena was the Vice President of Corporate Development for Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc. (CIE) based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Cadena oversaw the execution of M&A activity, strategic partnerships, business development, and licensing opportunities across each of CIE’s business segments: social and mobile games (Playtika), the World Series of Poker and regulated U.S. online real money gaming. Mr. Cadena left CIE in 2016 after the $4.4 billion divestiture of Playtika, the world’s leading social casino games publisher, to Shanghai Giant Network Technology Co.