David Goldberg, chairman and chief executive officer of Endemol North America, will step down at the end of December after more than 13 years with the company.
Goldberg launched and built Endemol USA, which under his leadership become one of the largest independent content producers in the U.S., developing and producing unscripted and scripted content across network television, cable and digital media platforms.
“David helped ensure Endemol USA grew from a start-up company into one of America’s most significant content creators and producers,” says Tim Hincks, president, Endemol Group. “We are hugely grateful for what he has achieved, and the company is in great shape for the future. As a highly respected colleague and a friend, we wish him every success with whatever he chooses to do next, and we’re delighted that he’ll be continuing to work with us on one of our biggest U.S. successes, ‘Steve Harvey.’”
Goldberg will work with the company in a consultancy role on the talk show “Steve Harvey,” which he was instrumental in launching.
“Leaving my position as chairman and CEO of Endemol North America is bitter-sweet. It is time for me to try something new, and I am excited about the possibilities,” says Goldberg. “I am incredibly proud of the remarkable group of executives, producers and companies that I assembled over the last 13 years and all that we accomplished together. It has been a privilege to be entrusted with building Endemol’s business in North America. I am leaving Endemol North America in fantastic shape. 2013, in particular, has been defined by a succession of new sales, returning hits and exciting opportunities. Among this year’s many triumphs, our first foray into syndicated daytime with ‘Steve Harvey’ has been more successful than I could have imagined. Steve is an incredible talent and a fantastic partner. I look forward to continuing to play a part in that success story.”