Adrian Sexton

Results-Oriented Change Agent

Adrian is Managing Director of BANKABL, an Accelerator for Diversity with offices in the US and Singapore, which provides cross-border strategic M&E marketing and development to help diversify brands across borders.

A seasoned entrepreneurial executive and operator, Sexton has helped raise over $1.3 billion in media investments for TMT (Tech, Media and Telecom) companies and headed digital creative and busness at three media companies - Lionsgate Entertainment, Jeff Skoll’s Participant Media and Endemol Shine Group (a JV between 21st Century Fox (Disney) and Apollo Group). He also founded and merged three media strategy agencies, managing such diverse clients as WPP, Qualcomm, Sony Pictures, Ogilvy, Vevo, CBC  (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures, Comcast, Sony Music Asia, General Assembly (acquired by Adecco, April 2018), Groupon and the Australian Government.  

In startups, Sexton was recently US CEO of Titan Platform, a global smart content and device AI “platform-as-a-service” company with headquarters in the US, South Korea, China and Singapore. Prior to, he was Chief Developer Officer at Dynamics, a fintech B2B2C company with $110 million in funding from Bain Capital Ventures and MasterCard. At Dynamics, he led all developers including studios, music labels and talent on a new “iTunes for rewards” program for the ePlate powered credit card.

Sexton also interned and worked with Sony Television and HBO Pictures during his USC graduate degree program in film, and lives with his family in Los Angeles, California.

Adrian Sexton
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Contact:

Adrian Sexton
as[at]bankabl.com
+1 310 200-6455

LinkedIn | AngelList

Relevant Skill Sets:

  • Media, Tech & Entertainment Strategy, Marketing & Digital Development

  • Direct-to-Consumer (DTC), Distribution and OTT Channel Building

  • Global Brand and Strategic Partnership Network

  • Deep Content Operations, Narrative and IP / Talent Background with Masters in Film

Product Innovations & Marketing:

  • Titan Play - Smart content AI-enabled platform for set-top and IoT devices

  • ICON and eSports - Launched global OTT channels across all digital networks

  • ePlate Rewards Program (“iTunes for Rewards”) for powered payment cards

  • TakePart social action network for entertainment and social causes (with Amex)

  • BMW Films Digital Cinema series and pre-show advertising exhibitor programming

  • Microsoft Multi-Movie DVD series for physical retailers (Walmart)

  • Marketed over 100 films and series including Academy Award-winning Crash, Monster’s Ball, An Inconvenient Truth, The Cove and others

M&A and Capital Raising:

  • Mediapact Capital: $500M, leading to management control at Lionsgate

  • Lionsgate Entertainment: $500M, multiple offerings, including Trimark and Artisan acquisitions with JPMorgan

  • Participant Media: $300M, Abu Dhabi Imagenation P&A fund and Summit Entertainment investment (acquired by Lionsgate for $412.5M)

  • Startups >$150M, as lead business executive for Dynamics (fintech) and Titan Platform (AI / IoT); sourcing capital for 4 current companies, raising between $2-10M individually

Awards and Boards: 

  • Endemol Beyond awarded Multi-Channel Network (MCN) of the Year - 2015

  • Screen Actors Guild (SAG) "Backstage Digital All-Star" - 2013

  • British Airways "Face of Opportunity" Entrepreneur Award & Grant - 2009

  • Cannes Film Festival Inaugural Digital Keynote - 2007

  • Academy Award-winning team for “Crash” Best Picture – 2006

  • Clio Award for "SAW" Digital Marketing - 2004

  • Program Director & New Media Council, Producers Guild of America, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

  • Advisory Board Member, Independent Spirit Awards and Games for Change

  • Board Member, IPTV Standards

Media and Press:

  • BANKABL, a Global Accelerator for Diversity in Media & Technology, Forms Strategic Cross-Border Partnership with SEACRUX, an APAC Go-to-Market Company (link)

  • Titan Platform Forms Strategic Partnership with China Unicom for Smart Content and Device Telecommunication Sales in China (link)

  • Titan Platform Engages Deloitte for Investment Banking & Accounting Towards $100 Million Capital Raise (link)

  • Korea’s Titan Platform Hires Former Endemol Shine Exec Adrian Sexton for U.S. Expansion (link)

  • Endemol Beyond USA announced Thursday that its ICON network is launching three original series on Verizon's mobile video-streaming service (link)

  • Endemol Lines Up Cast for U.S. ‘Legends of Gaming’ Esports Show (link)

  • People on the Move: Endemol Beyond USA Names Adrian Sexton as COO (link)

  • Adrian Sexton Named as Program Director for Producers Guild of America (PGA) Produced by Conference 2012 (link)

  • Cannes Film Festival 2007: Opening Forum Inaugural Digital Keynote: 'Cinema: The Audiences of Tomorrow' (link)

  • Participant Taps Digital Czar: Adrian Sexton (link)

  • Financial Times: Young Gun (link)

  • LA Times: The New Kids on the Blog (link)