Paul Yanover was named Fandango President in 2012, and since then has grown the company from a popular U.S. movie ticketing utility into an international digital network for all things movies. Serving more than 67 million unique visitors per month globally, Fandango provides best-in-class movie information, ticketing to more than 45,000 screens worldwide, trailers and original video for movie discovery, home entertainment and movie fan merchandise.
Under Yanover's stewardship, the company's portfolio has grown to include a global suite of ticketing properties, including Fandango, MovieTickets.com and Flixster in the U.S.; Ingresso.com in Brazil; and Fandango Latin America, serving more than a dozen Spanish-speaking countries throughout the region. Fandango has pioneered many movie discovery and ticketing innovations with top online, mobile, social, AI bot and voice-activated technology platforms from Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Snapchat, Microsoft and others.
Yanover also added to the Fandango digital network world-renowned movie review site Rotten Tomatoes, Fandango Movieclips, the number one destination on YouTube for movie trailers and content and transactional video on-demand service, FandangoNOW.
Before being named to his post at Fandango, Yanover served as executive vice president and managing director of Disney Online, where he oversaw all Disney-branded initiatives on the Internet and mobile web, from Disney.com to Disney's suite of premium digital products including online games, virtual worlds, network of family targeted sites, and streaming service Disney Movies Online. Yanover began his career with Disney at Walt Disney Feature Animation, ultimately becoming vice president of technology and digital production for the division, and also served as senior vice-president of Disney Parks & Resorts Online, overseeing the ecommerce business across Disney's resorts and theme parks.
Yanover holds a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California and a double honors Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Economics degree from the University of Western Ontario.
At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch. - Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures