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Former MTV Chief Sean Atkins Named CEO Of StyleHaul, Will Oversee New McN Group At Rtl

Roughly two months after founder Stephanie Horbaczewski stepped down as CEO of StyleHaul to pursue other entrepreneurial endeavors, the multi-channel network’s owner, Rtl Group, has announced her successor.

The Luxembourg media giant has tapped former MTV president Sean Atkins to lead the multi-channel network, which reps a swath of creators in the fashion, beauty, and lifestyle verticals. Atkins’ appointment is effective today, and he will work alongside financial consultant and interim CEO Melanie Kirk -- who has now been named StyleHaul’s CFO -- to oversee the company.

Furthermore, in order to create more synergy between three of its McN properties -- including StyleHaul, Berlin-based Divimove, and Stockholm-headquartered United Screens -- Rtl Group plans to launch a new group comprising the above companies in 2019, over which Atkins is slated to preside. (Rtl acquired a majority stake in StyleHaul for $107 million in 2014. It also owns Toronto-based BroadbandTV -- though that

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