The 19-year Disney veteran most recently served as CFO for internet start-up TRC Media (Ireland).

His appointment is effective immediately and he will report to MGM co-chairmen and CEOs Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum.

At Disney, Stratton served in a number of roles, most recently as CFO of the wholly-owned children’s television channel Jetix Europe.

He also held the role of svp of planning and control for ABC and vp of business development for Walt Disney Television International in the Asia-pacific region.