Condé Nast Entertainment has hired Maria Valero for the new role of vice president of business affairs.
Valero will be responsible for leading all business affairs and legal matters pertaining to digital video, including content production, distribution and advertising relationships.
“Maria is a digital content expert,” said CNE executive vice president and general manager of digital video Joy Marcus. “Her experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow CNE’s distribution strategy and bring our award-winning digital video content to all screens.”
Valero comes to Condé Nast from Audible, an Amazon company, where she served as vice president of business affairs and content. In that role, she led strategic deal making, managed partner relationships and oversaw the teams responsible for the acquisition of digital audiobooks, content marketing and operations for ACX, Audible’s self-publishing platform, CNE said.
Before that, the executive held the role of vice president of business and legal affairs at Sony Music Entertainment’s Global Digital Business Group where she led strategic deal negotiations for the distribution of digital music content and managed key partner relationships. At Sony, she worked with clients such as Apple, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Nokia. Valero began her career as a corporate associate at Rosenman & Colin. She holds a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.