Former Disney Interactive finance leader Troy Skabelund will join the ranks of toon house Starburns Industries (Rick and Morty, Anomalisa) as Chief Financial Officer. Skabelund brings leadership qualities and financial expertise honed over 12 years at Disney’s multimedia branch, and working with Disney Channel, Walt Disney Studios, ABC, ESPN, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Henson Studios.
“We’re very excited to have Troy join the executive team at Starburns,” says studio CEO Joe Russo. “Our rapid expansion and his expertise will combine to ensure the longevity of the creative environment we’ve worked so hard to build.”
As CFO of Starburns, Skabelund will be tasked with using his experience in managing an extensive network of industry relationships, strategic planning and business development to help the company expand internally and maintain a viable financial profile as it takes on new business and begins production on priority in-house development.