Collective Digital Studio has hired Phil Ranta as its new chief operating officer.
In the role, Ranta will report to CDS CEO Reza Izad, and will oversee the company’s YouTube network, engineering, and distribution teams. Ranta will also work on creating strategies to continue growing the company’s MCN.
Ranta comes to CDS from Fullscreen, where he was the VP of network. Before that, Ranta worked as an executive producer at Viva! Vision, a mobile video and photo app company.
“Phil has a deep understanding of digital media,” said Michael Green, the chairman of CDS, in a statement. “As we continue to grow, he will play a key role in helping us build the infrastructure needed to maximize opportunities that best serve channels, brands, and creators.”