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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)

Cyrus Farrokh
(President, International Distribution)

Kelly Fancher
(SVP, Finance & Corporate Development)

Linh Le
(Head of Podcasts & Business Development)

Dan Thunell
(Director, International Acquisitions, Distribution, & Co-Productions)

Christian Bonaventura
(Chief of Staff, Scripted)

Jack Katkavich
(Manager, Documentary & Advertising)

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

Jonathan Schaerf
(Head, Documentaries & Strategic Partnerships)

Chelsea Friedland
(Director, Unscripted Development)

Val Idehen
(Director, Unscripted Development)

Rob Buchta
(Executive Producer)

Russell Ford
(VP, Creative Development)

Luke Kelly-Clyne
(President, Big Breakfast)

Kevin Healey
(Chief Creative Officer, Big Breakfast)

Diya Heble
(Manager, Big Breakfast)

Rodney Ferrell
(EVP, Head of Scripted Television)

Zak Zaul
(Executive Assistant, Rodney Ferrell)

Andrew Arthur
(Head of Post Production)

Alycia Shannon
(Manager, Unscripted Development & International Formats/Acquisitions)

Catalina Ramirez
(Director, Sales & Acquisitions)

Leili Mostajeran
(Head of Business Affairs, West Coast)

David Martinez
(Head of Business Affairs, East Coast)

Susana Santiago
(Executive in Charge of Production)

Pouria Baladi
(Director, Technical Operations)

Kristen Baladi
(Manager, Post Production Operations)

Greg Weber
(Executive Director, Finance)

Keichelle Harris 
(Accounting Manager, Distribution)

Ryan Conley
(Senior Accounting Manager)

Anika Rahman
(Senior Treasury Analyst)

Francisco Vivar
(Senior Accountant)

Victoria Kelly
(Integrated Production Coordinator)

Chris Olmos
(Supervisor, Worldwide Technical Operations)