Floris Bauer is President and Co-Founder of Gunpowder & Sky, an award-winning independent global studio, dedicated to creating, marketing and distributing video content unrestricted by form, genre or platform. Prior to launching Gunpowder & Sky, Bauer was Senior Advisor at Otter Media, the partnership formed by AT&T and The Chernin Group to acquire, invest in and launch global over-the-top (OTT) video services.
Before that, he spent more than nine years at Endemol Group, a global leader in entertainment with operations in over 30 countries. Most recently, as part of Endemol’s global management team and international board, he held the position of Global Head of Corporate Development & Strategy. Based in London he was responsible for overseeing Endemol’s strategy, M&A and business development activities across divisions, including TV production and distribution, brand exploitation, gaming and digital video.
During his tenure at Endemol, Bauer led many of the company’s strategic initiatives. Most recently he was responsible for the company’s expansion into Israel, and one of the initiators of Endemol Beyond, a global network of premium digital channels.
Bauer currently sits on the Board of Cut, a leading digital video studio, Supergravity Pictures, a next generation film studio, as well as on the Advisory Board of White Rabbit Films, an award-winning Film/TV production company based in London. Floris received his Masters degree in Law from Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands), and lived in the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom before moving to the United States.