Max Zarchin vice president, business development
For Max Zarchin, the apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree. As Jim’s son, he shares his father’s vision for Z Media Ventures and has embraced his role as the sales and new business development force who’s making it happen. Max is a media industry veteran in his own right, with fifteen years of experience in television and digital content production, ad sales and business development. Most recently, Max has been an integral member of the Programming Integration team at Scripps Networks Interactive. Max and his Program Integration colleagues were responsible for creating advertising content for clients within HGTV and DIY Network programming. Max took a bold step, leaving Scripps to help Jim launch and lead the family venture. Max’s business development credentials include the instrumental role he had as Director, Digital Content at Athlon Sports in Nashville, where he helped the sports media company create a new digital content product that had 9 million subscribers and 30 million readers nationwide at launch. As a young producer, fresh out of college, Max joined Bruno White Entertainment in Orlando, where he created compelling content for such well-known media brands as Disney, Animal Planet, Food Network and Discovery. By the way, Max’s career in television began as a student production assistant in the athletic department at the University of Tennessee. At UT, he worked on everything from recruiting videos to live game-day broadcasts on Neyland Stadium’s Jumbo-Tron.
Max’s Expertise: Making connections, building relationships and capitalizing on his valuable experience as a television production and marketing professional to generate new business.