Matt Gould is the Executive Vice President, PactUS . He joined from Zig Zag where he spearheaded its rapidly growing US business and held the post of Executive VP, Zig Zag USA based in New York.
Previously, Matt worked at Turner Broadcasting-owned TruTV, where he has been an executive producer, program development since 2008. During his time at TruTV, Matt helped drive the network’s rapid growth by developing and executive-producing some of its highest-rated series, such as Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura and Southern Fried Stings. Prior to joining TruTV, Matt was vice president, program development at Travel Channel where he was responsible for big hits such as Man Vs Food and Ghost Adventures.
From 2004-2006, Matt was senior executive producer at Discovery Channel and TLC. There he oversaw some 120 shows a year, including international hits Miami Ink and American Chopper.Matt, who also worked as an executive producer at The New York Times Company as well as a freelance program-maker, said Zig Zag provided the ideal platform for him to return to his “first love” – making TV shows.