Former Boat Rocker and Blue Ant Media executive brings over 20 years of finance and strategy leadership
Toronto-based children’s content producer Guru Studio is pleased to announce the appointment of Dattaguru Mahabal as Vice President of Finance.
Dattaguru will lead the company’s Production and Corporate Finance departments and oversee all financial planning, transaction processing, reporting systems and new business analysis at the studio.
Dattaguru brings over twenty years of proven leadership in corporate financial process engineering and long-term strategic planning in the media industry. Previously, Dattaguru was VP of Financial Planning & Analysis at Boat Rocker Media where he built and led finance expertise across their international studios and was instrumental in their subsequent IPO. He also spent over five years at Blue Ant Media where his focus was on building finance expertise through acquisitions and international expansion.
“We’re thrilled to have Dattaguru’s breadth of experience in our leadership team,” said Frank Falcone, President and Executive Creative Director at Guru Studio. “Dattaguru will work closely with the rest of our senior management to ensure the best financial processes are in place to support our studio’s continued growth.”
Dattaguru holds a CPA, MBA and an Engineering degree. He will report to President and Executive Creative Director Frank Falcone and be based in Toronto.