Phil Gilligan


Phil Gilligan serves as Chief Financial Officer of Ovation TV and brings 30+ years of financial management experience to the network. As CFO, Gilligan is responsible for the management of business operations, in addition to oversight of the company’s Finance, Treasury, Accounting, IT and Administration functions. A seasoned finance and media executive, Gilligan’s career is an ever-growing roster of financial and operational accomplishments.

Prior to Ovation TV, Gilligan was a financial advisor with iAdvisory Services, focusing on project management and system implementation for medium size businesses. From 2009 to 2012, he was Chief Financial Officer of Universal Sports Network, and prior to that held various senior level positions with Fox Entertainment Group. Gilligan was Senior Vice President of Finance for Fox Cable Networks, with financial responsibility for a portfolio of cable networks including FX, Fox Movie Channel, Fox Sports Net, Fox Soccer Channel, Fueltv, Fox Reality and National Geographic Channel among others. While in this role, he was also involved in numerous acquisitions, divestitures and various business combinations and joint ventures. Gilligan also served as Vice President of Finance for Fox/Liberty Networks, and before that was Controller, Fox National Networks.

Gilligan began his career at Westinghouse Electric Corporation and held senior financial positions at Group W Broadcasting & Cable, 7UP Bottling Company and PIP Printing prior to joining Fox Cable Networks.

Gilligan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Villanova University and also holds an MBA from Pepperdine University. He resides in Agoura, CA with his wife and three children.