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Founded on the belief that great stories will find an audience, Propagate is backed by a top-flight team of creative, business, and sales professionals laser focused on proving it.  Our executives have produced over five thousand hours of programming across broadcast, cable, digital and emerging platforms.  Propagate’s network and brand partners can count on compelling, honest, thought-provoking, memorable and human storytelling at every turn.

Ben Silverman
(Chairman & Co-CEO)

Howard T. Owens
(Founder & Co-CEO)

Drew Buckley
(Group President & Chief Operating Officer)

Isabel San Vargas
(President, Production & Operations)

Kelly Fancher
(SVP, Finance & Corporate Development)

Linh Le
(Head of Podcasts & Business Development)

Dan Thunell
(Co-Head, International Distribution)

Christian Bonaventura
(Director of Content Strategy, Big Breakfast)

Jack Katkavich
(Manager, Documentary & Advertising)

Gavin McCoy
(Executive Assistant, Drew Buckley & Isabel San Vargas)

Jonathan Schaerf
(Head, Documentaries & Strategic Partnerships)

Chelsea Friedland
(Senior Vice President, Content Development)

Val Idehen
(Director, Unscripted Development)

Rob Buchta
(Executive Producer)

Sofia Arriaga
(Executive Assistant, Cyrus Farrokh)

Andrea Estrada
(Executive Production Manager)

Jason Schrift
(President, Big Breakfast)

Audrey Cilento
(Director of Development and Current, Scripted)

Grant McCall
(Chief of Staff)

Diya Heble
(Manager, Big Breakfast)

Rodney Ferrell
(EVP, Head of Scripted Television)

Jack Geiger
(Executive Assistant, Rodney Ferrell)

Andrew Arthur
(VP, Post Production)

Catalina Ramirez
(Co-Head, International Distribution)

Leili Mostajeran
(Head of Business Affairs, West Coast)

David Martinez
(SVP, Business and Legal Affairs)

Susana Santiago
(Vice President, Production)

Pouria Baladi
(Director, Technical Operations)

Kristen Baladi
(Manager, Post Production Operations)

Greg Weber
(Group Vice President, Corporate Finance)

Keichelle Harris 
(Accounts Receivable Manager)

Ryan Conley
(Senior Accounting Manager)

Anika Rahman
(Senior Treasury Analyst)

Francisco Vivar
(Senior Accountant)

Chris Olmos
(Supervisor, Worldwide Technical Operations)

William Owen
(Executive Assistant, Howard Owens)

Madeline Weinstein-Avery
(Development Coordinator)

Chantal Divinity
(Manager, Human Resources)

Talia Gray
(Development Coordinator)

Jocelyn Quinn
(Coordinator, Big Breakfast)