Strategic planning team to o'see business development

NEW YORK — USA Networks has appointed Brad Galinson to the position of director, strategic planning, and Stephen Mauri to associate director, the company said Friday.

Galinson will oversee business development initiatives, including mergers, acquisitions and joint corporate ventures, and will report to USA Nets’ chief financial officer Victor Kaufman.

Mauri will report to Galinson; both will be based in New York. Prior to joining USA, Galinson received his MBA from Harvard Business School. Previously, he founded discount travel company the American Travel Assn., served as CEO of Concord Green, a manufacturer of hand-painted furniture, and worked at investment bank Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette.

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