Bob DeFrank is the VP, People Team for A+E Networks and in this capacity he manages the Talent Acquisition function for the Company. Talent Acquisition encompasses recruitment, onboarding, employee engagement and talent pipelining. Additionally, Bob manages all HR-led corporate events.
Prior to 2017 Bob was the Vice President, Human Resources responsible for the full employee life cycle experience including recruitment, employee relations, performance management, succession planning and all HR-led corporate events.
Prior to joining A+E Networks, Bob was VP, Administration for College Sports Television, where he directed all aspects of the human resources, administration and facilities elements for the cable venture.
Before working for CSTV, Bob was VP, Administration & Sales Training for TV Guide. In this role he led a 27-person sales support team providing cross-functional and multi-platform sales support to the Media Sales Division. Bob also managed the recruitment, training and development and performance management responsibilities for the NY office of TV Guide.
Prior to TV Guide, Bob worked for ABC for 19 years, starting out as a Corporate Recruiter, then transferring to a newly formed division called ABC Video Enterprises, which oversaw ABC’s interest in A&E, Lifetime and ESPN. At ABC Video Enterprises Bob managed the human resources, administration, and facilities functions.
Bob is a graduate of SUNY Oswego where he earned a BS in Elementary Education. While at Oswego Bob was a member of both Oswego’s track and cross country teams as well as a member of the fraternity ZXZ.