John Maatta is Executive Vice President, The CW, overseeing the network's business operations, including business affairs, network distribution, legal, broadcast standards, and human resources. In 2006, Maatta helped oversee the formation and launch of The CW Network, which has emerged as a pioneer in digital distribution of programming via online and mobile.
Previously, Maatta had been COO for The WB since 2005, overseeing all business operations. As a founding member of The WB in 1993, Maatta made many of the initial distribution deals.
Since 1986, Maatta worked within the legal and business affairs divisions for Lorimar and Warner Bros. Television.