Maitland joins RHI Ent. as sr. vp ad sales


RHI Entertainment has hired Russell Maitland for the newly created position of senior vp advertising sales. Maitland, who is based in New York, will be responsible for leading RHI's sales efforts associated with Ion Media Networks, VOD and additional RHI platforms, both traditional and new media. A 20-year ad sales veteran, Maitland most recently was vp Eastern region at GSN after a six-year stint in numerous senior sales management positions at Fox Cable Networks. "(Maitland's) impressive track record and experience will be a great asset to ensuring the success of RHI's present and future initiatives," RHI COO Peter von Gal said. Maitland already has hired a sales team that includes account executives John Carlo, Stacy Gelt and Andrew Wisnewski.