Dawn Olmstead, CEO of Anonymous Content, and Heather McCauley, COO, quit in surprise

Anonymous Content, an Oscar and Emmy-winning media company behind “Spotlight” and “True Detective,” is losing key members of its current management. Dawn Olmstead and Heather McCauley have unexpectedly stepped down as CEOs and COOs.

According to sources close to the company, the interim management will be appointed soon by the board of directors.

“With Dawn’s contributions, the company is in a strong position and we are confident that our team, values ​​and talents will continue to thrive,” Anonymous Content’s board of directors said in a statement. “Dawn has been a valued leader over the past two years and we wish her and Heather the best of luck in their future endeavours.”

In a statement, Olmstead confirmed that his resignation was effective immediately.

“I’m proud of everything we’ve accomplished in my two years with the company. I am especially grateful to my amazing team who have worked alongside me to take Anonymous to exciting new levels,” she said. “I wish them all the best.”

According to sources, after hearing the news this morning, the board met with the company’s division heads and shared their continued and unwavering commitment to the future of Anonymous Content.

Olmstead joined Anonymous in 2020 after serving as President of Universal Content Production (UCP), during which time she oversaw products such as “The Umbrella Academy”, “The Act” and “Dirty John”. She came to Anonymous as CEO after the death of company founder Steve Golin in April 2019.

McCauley had only reached her most recent role in late January 2023. Previously, she had worked for ten years at Netflix, as vice president of business and legal affairs, with a focus on original content, studio operations and knowledge management. Prior to her tenure at the streaming giant, she served as a corporate/entertainment associate at Katten Munchin Rosenman.

This story was first reported by Variety.

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