TNA Wrestling announced they have hired Eric Sherman, who worked for more than 20 years with MTV Networks, as Chief Strategy Officer. He’ll split time from his office in New York City and Nashville, TN.
Below is the official press release:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 1, 2015) – Eric Sherman has been named Chief Strategy Officer for TNA Entertainment effective immediately. Sherman is an accomplished media and entertainment executive who served more than 20 years with MTV Networks overseeing VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul and Palladia, served as president of Fuse TV and most recently was CEO of Veria Living, a health and wellness network. Sherman also has served as a talent manager for artists such as Steven Tyler, securing his deal to judge American Idol. In his role as Chief Strategy Officer, Sherman will develop, coordinate and oversee implementation of global strategic initiatives in advancement of TNA and its affiliated brands and properties.
“As we celebrate our 13 year anniversary, TNA, with the incredible support of our fans, has been cultivated into a robust diverse global business poised for significant growth,” said TNA President Dixie Carter. “Eric’s depth of experience in television, digital media and talent management undergirds his capacity to organize and lead teams in the development and implementation of vision-fulfilling strategies. We are delighted to have him join the TNA family.”
"I'm thrilled to be joining a company experiencing record international growth with content seen in more than 120 countries,” said Sherman. “There is a bright future for TNA on traditional and emerging platforms, and I'm excited to join Dixie’s executive team as head of strategy."
Sherman, a resident of New York City, will split his time between his office there and the TNA Headquarters in Nashville, Tenn.
About TNA ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
TNA Entertainment, LLC, is a privately held sports entertainment company represented by United Talent Agency and based in Nashville, Tenn., specializing in television properties, events, products, merchandise and music, as well as the management and promotion of professional wrestlers. The roster features such greats as Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, EC3, MVP, Lashley, Bobby Roode, Gail Kim and the lovely and lethal Knockouts, through its highly successful flagship IMPACT WRESTLING weekly broadcast, which airs Wednesday at 9e/p on Destination America. The product is the world’s most innovative experience in professional wrestling and is broadcast in more than 120 countries. For more information, visit www.IMPACTWRESTLING.com or follow @IMPACTWRESTLING on twitter.