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Friend MTS Selects New CEO

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Friend MTS has announced the appointment of Shane McCarthy as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in a new chapter for the company.

A proven leader in the video entertainment technology sector, Shane previously worked as Chief Operating Officer at Irdeto, and President for International Business at Pace PLC. He was Founder and CEO of Caldero, a professional services consultancy within the video entertainment market, and currently sits as a Non-Executive Director at Consult Red, one of the UK’s largest technology employee-owned trust boards.

Shane's goal as the incoming CEO is to drive growth across all markets for Friend MTS, adding new customers to a list that already includes Sky, the Premier League, UEFA, Warner Bros Discovery, BBC Studios, Serie A, WWE, Bell Canada and Rogers Sports & Media.

"It is an exciting time to join Friend MTS as we plan and implement the next phase of growth for the company," said Shane. "As the world leader in content security for live sports and events, we already protect some of the biggest brands in the Media and Entertainment industry. Our goal is to bring the class-leading tools and expertise trusted by our customers to every content creator, owner and distributor around the world."

Shane has an impressive track record of growing complex international technology businesses across multiple products and services, including SaaS, cloud, managed services, cyber, hardware and professional services. His experience of building high performing teams in the technology sector includes creating and managing a 500-strong cyber-security business unit to develop, deploy and maintain cyber security systems for the video entertainment market.

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