Jim Cardwell was the president, from 2002–2005, of Warner Home Video (WHV), the world's largest home video distribution company (a $5.5 billion global operation with 1,700 employees and 25 subsidiaries).
During his tenure as president of WHV, Cardwell created two new divisions (TV-on-DVD and special interest) which contributed $1.5 billion in annual sales in less than three years.
Cardwell ensured that WHV's revenue stream and profitability significantly increased each year during his tenure as president of WHV and WHV maintained a market leadership in the home entertainment industry.
He was instrumental in paving the way for WHV’s strategic positioning in emerging technologies such as High Definition DVD, electronic sell-though and portable video.
Leveraging on his industry experience, Cardwell has, since his departure from Warner Bros., expanded his field of focus content production. This activity has a special focus on strategic financing and new business development for projects. He is currently the CEO and chairman of Ryan Wiik's production company WR Films Entertainment Group.
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