Ricky Kelehar is Senior Vice President of Development for Optomen Productions.
In his role, he oversees development teams in both the New York and Los Angeles offices and is responsible for generating original formats for cable networks, broadcast channels and streaming platforms.
Most recently, Kelehar developed and sold Employable Me to A&E and Aloha Builds to HGTV. In the last year alone, Optomen has produced more than 15 series and over 160 hours of programming.
Previously, he ran unscripted production and development for BBC America where he managed the cult hit Top Gear and the BBC’s Earth programming, and also served as Head of Factual Entertainment for the BBC in London and New York. With more than two decades of television experience, he has worked with many of the UK’s leading producers including Tiger Aspect, North One and IWC, where he created hit comedy series such as Gadget Man (Channel 4) and Argumental (Dave).