Previous to becoming a member of MasterClass, Krantz most lately served as CFO of Disney Streaming Providers efficiently launching each ESPN+, the most important world DTC sports activities streaming providing, and Disney+, which reached 26 million paid subscribers inside seven weeks and launched in 14 worldwide international locations in 9 months. Throughout Krantz’s tenure, she was accountable for constructing the finance group and the enterprise programs, features and processes globally to help the division.
“Vanna has scaled a few of the largest streaming platforms rapidly and strategically,” stated David Rogier, founder and CEO of MasterClass. “She’s a world class chief who will assist push us into our subsequent stage of development, offering even better entry to studying from the world’s finest.”
“I’m thrilled to affix the MasterClass crew, which has made such an affect on its members’ lives and inside the streaming world,” stated Krantz. “I sit up for working throughout the group to drive long-term development and scale the crew and platform.”
Krantz additionally beforehand served because the CFO and a board member for Bamtech Media and held three completely different divisional CFO roles at Thomson Reuters. She at the moment serves because the Audit Chair and a board member for Skillz Inc., a cellular gaming firm.
Launched in 2015, MasterClass is the streaming platform the place anybody can be taught from the world’s finest. With an annual membership, subscribers get limitless entry to 100+ instructors and courses throughout a variety of topics, together with Arts & Leisure, Enterprise, Design & Fashion, Sports activities & Gaming, Writing and extra. Step into Anna Wintour’s workplace, Ron Finley’s backyard and Neil Gaiman’s writing retreat. Get impressed by RuPaul, good your pitch with Shonda Rhimes, and uncover your internal negotiator with Chris Voss. Every class options about 20 video classes, at a mean of 10 minutes per lesson. You’ll be able to be taught by yourself phrases—in bite-size items or in a single binge. Cinematic visuals and close-up, hands-on demonstrations make you are feeling such as you’re one-on-one with the instructors, whereas the downloadable teacher guides assist reinforce your studying. Stream 1000’s of classes wherever, anytime, on cellular, pill, desktop, Apple TV®, Android™ TV, Amazon Hearth TV® and Roku® gamers and gadgets.
Alyssa Bergerson, MasterClass