Etherton expanded his aegis to include financial planning on a global basis, last year. A 10-year veteran of Warner Bros., Etherton has been overseeing the entire Worldwide Television Distribution Financial Planning and Analysis team, responsible for all financial planning and analysis for the global television distribution businesses in order to guide senior management (both Domestic & International) in key decision making. Etherton will continue to report to Andy Lewis, Executive Vice President, Finance & Contract Administration, Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution.
“Allen’s knowledge, expertise and insights truly make him an integral member of the senior leadership team,” said Lewis. “We look forward to our continued ability to tap into Allen’s strategic smarts in our efforts to facilitate growth within our businesses.”
Etherton joined Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution in 2005 as Director of Finance. He has worked his way up through the ranks being promoted to Executive Director and then Vice President, adding responsibilities during that time to include cable and subscription-video-on-demand and, last year, international territories to his responsibilities.
Etherton got his start in the participations department at Paramount, where he worked for three years. He joined Warner Bros. as an audit manager in the participations department. He returned to Paramount in 2000 as a production finance executive assigned to “Entertainment Tonight,” before returning to Warner Bros. in 2005.
Etherton earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management in 2004.