President, Worldwide Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures
As President, Worldwide Home Media Distribution for Paramount Pictures, Dennis Maguire is responsible for the global sales, marketing and distribution of DVD, Digital, VOD and TV licensing of studio content on all platforms.
Maguire joined Paramount in October 2006 as President of Paramount Home Entertainment International and successfully restructured the international organization to nearly double the division’s overall market share year over year with increases in every category. In 2007, the international team reached a high mark, achieving over $1 billion in revenue for the first time ever. He also advanced Paramount Home Entertainment’s business interests in Russia and China through partnerships with Universal and Warner respectively. In 2009, Maguire was named President of Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment Worldwide where he integrated business operations and finance into a global organization as well as implemented further efficiencies in the division’s business around the globe. He was promoted to his current position in 2011.
An industry veteran, Maguire spent 23 years at The Walt Disney Company Home Entertainment Division where he was part of the senior management team that launched the sell-through business. Maguire attained phenomenal sales growth and propelled the Home Entertainment Division to the market leadership position for over ten consecutive years.
At Disney Home Entertainment Maguire served in a variety of executive roles including Senior Vice President, Sales and Distribution, where he developed and maintained direct selling relationships with the top retailers, expanding the company’s customer base to more than 100,000 retail outlets.
Prior to joining Paramount, Maguire served as President of Disney’s International Home Entertainment arm where he oversaw all international sales, marketing, manufacturing and distribution of the company’s products. Maguire headed the international expansion efforts establishing the company’s presence in China and India and guiding the division to record-setting revenue and margin. He also spearheaded entrée into new technologies with the industry’s first download-to-own electronic business model, Movie Express, in Japan.
Maguire holds a Bachelors of Science in Business and Finance from Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland.