Executive management in digital media, consumer services.
I help small and large organizations design their go to market, monetization and operating strategies.
I advise technology companies in their funding and exit strategies. I advise the larger companies in finding the right technology company to complete a solution portfolio.
I mentor CEOs and high potential individuals who need a confidential sounding board in the solitude of their demanding functions.
C level executive involved with platforms now powering more than 250 million consumers' TV experience worldwide: OpenTV (IPO in 1999), Liberate (IPO in 1999, then acquired by Comcast and Seachange), Watchwith (investment by Samsung, Sony-Gracenote and Motorola).
Beyond the technical and expertise aspect of each project, lies the human factor which is essential to the realization of those successes.
Understanding, listening, inspiring, motivating and leading humans to realize their potential in an organization is where my passion lies.
Technology areas: * Internet of Things (IOT) * Big data for television and media * content metadata * audience measurement, usage data * 2nd Screen TV apps, mobile services * Over the Top (OTT) * web based platforms for digital media distribution, Platforms As A Service * broadcast TV and traditional digital TV platforms * middleware platforms, conditional access, applications * consumer electronics, embedded systems, reference platforms, SoCs * content programmers and rights owners * digital TV standards
Business areas: * Monetization of new, early stage concepts * Business modeling, pricing models * Business and Partnerships Development * Product Marketing * Marketing and PR * Operations * Contracts and Licensing (software and patent IPR) * Board of Directors experience * Funding and private equity investments * Joint Ventures * Corporate M&A transactions * Sales under quota
Sep 1, 2012
2008 - Aug 31, 2012
Vice-President and General Manager
Jul 1, 2006 - Sep 1, 2008
VP, Corporate Development
Jan 1, 2003 - Nov 30, 2003
Vice President, Product & Solutions Marketing
Nov 1, 2000 - Dec 31, 2002
Vice President, Sales Operations Worldwide
Jan 1, 1999 - Nov 30, 2000
VP Sales EMEA
Jan 1, 1997 - Dec 31, 1998