Telemundo today announced it has named Mario Ruiz as Senior Vice President of Talent Development and Strategy, effective immediately. He’ll be based in Miami and report to Alfredo Richard, Senior Vice President of Communications and Talent Strategy.
In his new role, Ruiz is responsible for developing and executing Telemundo Media’s overall on-air talent business strategy, as well as leading the on-air talent positioning strategy in partnership with key stakeholders within all areas of Telemundo Media including Telemundo Studios, Alternative Programming, Sports, News, Telemundo Station Group, Telemundo International, Marketing, Sales, Digital, Business Affairs and mun2.
Ruiz joins Telemundo Media from the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (LARAS), where he served as a consultant and executive producer since 2011.
From 2004-2011, Ruiz worked at Univision Networks as Vice President of Talent, where he was responsible for centralizing main functions for on-camera talent for the three networks, Univision, TeleFutura and Galavision.
He previously held several international executive posts at EMI Music Group. From 1994-1999, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer at EMI Mexico; from 1992-1994, he was the VP, Marketing of EMI Music International in London, and from 1987-1992, he was the Director Artist & Repertoire (A&R) and Marketing for EMI Music Latin America.