Anuraj Goonetilleke, Vice President, Global Business Development and Strategy for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, is responsible for defining and driving strategic growth opportunities for Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and Home Entertainment, with a focus on new business formation, overall digital market acceleration, and the identification and resolution of critical obstacles to business growth. Goonetilleke is also responsible for leading the evaluation of prospective equity transactions, acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic / transformational business initiatives, and manages the related due diligence efforts within Home Entertainment.
Goonetilleke, as member of the WBHE Business Development team, is responsible for seeking out forward looking opportunities and recommending new businesses, products and revenue streams along with articulating business cases and developing models for potential targets. Goonetilleke works with Time Warner Corporate, academic institutions and the investment community in San Francisco and LA to identify these opportunities.
Goonetilleke joined the Warner Bros. Digital Distribution team in November 2009. Prior to joining Warner Bros. Entertainment in his most recent roles, Goonetilleke was Vice President of Finance, Strategic Planning and Analytics at Blockbuster Inc., in Dallas from 2000 to 2009 and was responsible for supervising 50 plus employees in his organization. Goonetilleke was also previously employed by Wachovia Securities (currently Wells Fargo Advisors) for 4 years as the Associate Vice President of Private Client Services, where he was responsible for evaluating, identifying and executing growth opportunities for the securities and investment group.
Goonetilleke holds a Master in Business Administration degree in Finance and Bachelors Degree in Mathematics along with a minor in Business Economics.