CBS has named a new head of research, effective immediately, after news broke that the company’s legendary research guru David Poltrack is retiring.
The company made the official announcement today, which you can read in full by clicking here.
Radha Subramanyam was named to take oversight of the company’s research efforts.
Poltrack, who is Chief Research Officer for CBS Corp. and President, CBS Vision, announced that he will retire from the company effective June 30, 2019, wrapping up a 50-year career in research with CBS. He joined CBS in 1969, becoming Chief Research Officer in 2005.
“During the remaining months of his tenure as Chief Research Officer and President, CBS Vision, Poltrack will focus on certain strategic projects for the Company, reporting to Joe Ianniello, President and Acting CEO, CBS Corporation,” the company said in today’s announcement.
Added Ianniello: “Dave is a legend in the field of research and our business overall. Back in 2014, Dave came forward and said he wanted to step aside in his 50th year at CBS. With today’s news, I am pleased to say he has reached this remarkable milestone … and what an extraordinary 50 years it’s been.”
Please click here to read the full announcement.