Pascal Desroches is the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Turner, a portfolio of news, entertainment and animation, young adult & kids networks and businesses including CNN/U.S., CNN International, CNN.com and HLN; TBS, TNT, Turner Classic Movies and truTV; Cartoon Network and Adult Swim; and Turner Sports. Globally, Turner operates more than 130 channels in some 30 languages in more than 200 countries. Pascal is responsible for all of Turner’s financial operations as well as working closely with the Turner parent company Time Warner Inc. on various financial matters, including mergers & acquisitions, forecasting and reporting. Pascal is also responsible for Turner’s global technology, security and facilities organizations.
Prior to joining Turner, Pascal was the senior vice president and controller of Time Warner Inc. He was responsible for overseeing internal and external financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, procurement services, shared services program management office, as well as working as a key member of the management team on mergers & acquisitions and other transactions.
Prior to joining Time Warner, Pascal was a partner in KPMG LLP’s Department of Professional Practice – Assurance & Advisory Services in New York. Prior to being admitted into KPMG LLP’s partnership, Pascal was a professional accounting fellow with the Office of the Chief Accountant at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Pascal is an honors graduate of St. John’s University where he received a BS in accounting. He received an MBA, with a concentration in corporate finance and management of organization, from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
Pascal is a New York State Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He was also a member of AICPA’s Accounting Standards Executive Committee from September 2004 through September 2007. Pascal is on the board of directors of New Alternatives for Children and Prep for Prep, a member of the board of advisors at St. John’s University’s Peter J. Tobin College of Business, and a member of the Advisory Board of Columbia University’s Institute for Tele-Information. Pascal is also on the board of directors of Borough of Manhattan Community College Foundation.