Go, Read: ICv2.com On New DC SVP Sales & Business Development
The hobby news and analysis site ICv2.com has a piece up here on DC Entertainment naming Derek Maddalena to a position called Senior Vice President Sales And Business Development. Apparently this is a key step in anticipating the vacuum left by Bob Wayne's eventual departure, which may be complicated by other departures both already announced and of the still-potential nature. I guess we'll see. I would imagine that Maddalena comes over from the home video/digital distribution part of Warner's business will be of slight concern to Direct Market retailers for whom Wayne was the mightiest of all allies, but there are positions yet to fill and members of the comics shop-oriented sales team not at the executive level expected to make the move and provide some continuity.
The site also notes that it's generally unknown if VP-Marketing John Cunningham will be make the transition out to Burbank.