About Dave Bernath

Dave Bernath is the former General Manager of Comedy Central, an accomplished television programmer and digital media entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience growing audiences for top content brands across traditional and emerging platforms. He is a creative leader able to motivate large organizations to meet and exceed business objectives; inspire creativity and trust, while fostering collaboration and innovation across all levels. Comfortable presenting in board rooms, brainstorming on whiteboards or thriving in the open plan, Bernath combines deep experience in traditional media with a lifelong learner’s embrace of technology, innovation and change. His experience on the traditional side spans the following: fostering relationships with talent and representation; working closely with in-house and 3rd party productions; oversight of marketing campaigns, budgets and implementation; driving audience growth through programming strategy and content acquisitions; P&L oversight; pitching new business for content distribution; partnering with ad sales and clients; press strategy; HR management and staff culture. His experience in technology covers the following: oversight of new products from initial conception through launch: UX/design, product roadmap development and beta testing; hiring vendors/contractors for engineering, product management, social media content creation and digital marketing; writing company decks and business plans and presenting to venture capital firms and private investors.
  • Industry AdvertisingBranded EntertainmentComedyDigitalFilmMediaNon-ProfitPodcastingTelevision
  • Sector AcquisitionsApp DevelopmentAudience DevelopmentBranded EntertainmentOperationsOriginal ContentPeopleWeb Development
  • Preferred Job Title Board DirectorBoard MemberCCO (Chief Content Officer)CEO (Chief Executive Officer)CSO (Chief Strategic Officer)EntrepreneurExecutive Vice PresidentFounderGeneral ManagerHead of Original ProgrammingManaging DirectorPresidentSenior Vice President
  • Companies Comedy Central, Viacom, Laugh Exchange, BBC America, E! Networks

Summary

Dave Bernath is the former General Manager of Comedy Central, an accomplished television programmer and digital media entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience growing audiences for top content brands across traditional and emerging platforms. He is a creative leader able to motivate large organizations to meet and exceed business objectives; inspire creativity and trust, while fostering collaboration and innovation across all levels.

Comfortable presenting in board rooms, brainstorming on whiteboards or thriving in the open plan, Bernath combines deep experience in traditional media with a lifelong learner’s embrace of technology, innovation and change. His experience on the traditional side spans the following: fostering relationships with talent and representation; working closely with in-house and 3rd party productions; oversight of marketing campaigns, budgets and implementation; driving audience growth through programming strategy and content acquisitions; P&L oversight; pitching new business for content distribution; partnering with ad sales and clients; press strategy; HR management and staff culture. His experience in technology covers the following: oversight of new products from initial conception through launch: UX/design, product roadmap development and beta testing; hiring vendors/contractors for engineering, product management, social media content creation and digital marketing; writing company decks and business plans and presenting to venture capital firms and private investors.