Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

Signiant Appoints Thomas Smith As VP Of Service Provider Sales

Signiant Inc., a leading developer of digital media distribution management providing solutions for the telecoms, media and entertainment industries, have announced the appointment of Thomas Smith, a 20-year telecom industry veteran, as Vice President of Sales for its service provider business. Smith will lead Signiant's global sales efforts to telecommunications, cable and satellite service providers, as well as content delivery networks (CDNs).
Smith comes to Signiant from Broadwing, a US fibre-based optical and IP services provider (acquired by Level 3 Communications in 2007), where he was head of the strategic carrier sales and marketing channel and responsible for international business development efforts.
At Broadwing since 2001, Smith implemented vertically aligned sales strategies and led global expansion with carriers in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico and Asia.
Rick Cramer, Senior Vice President of Global Operations at Signiant , said: "We are thrilled to bring Tom's vast experience to our talented team. Tom comes to us with a great understanding of how to build a service provider focused go-to-market strategy from his years of successfully working for, and with, some of the largest companies in the industry."
Previously, Smith held senior sales and business development positions at NorthPoint Communications, a facilities-based CLEC acquired by AT&T; MCI Communications, MCI Metro and OpenReach. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an MBA from the Bentley College, McCallum Graduate School of Business.
Mr Smith commented: "As telecom, cable and satellite players look to ingest and rapidly move more and more digital content to provide their customers with a better overall video experience, the effective management of this supply chain will determine long term success. Signiant is the best-positioned solution to deliver on this requirement, with a global reputation for delivering fast, effective and secure digital media distribution management for high-profile service providers such as BT.
"I look forward to building upon the initial success Signiant has had in these markets and taking it to the next level."
Signiant has its headquarters in Burlington, MA, with development facilities in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and offices in New York, Los Angeles and Manchester.
Further information is available at:
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

Dalet Appoints Director Of Global Product Marketing
Dalet has appointed Bea Alonso to Director of Global Product Marketing. With strategic oversight of Dalet's expanded product marketing team and techno
ChyronHego Adds To Global Sales Team
ChyronHego has announced two additions to its global sales team; Robin Adams joins the company as Managing Director, EMEA, and Paul Weiser as vice pre
Telestream Appoints New VP Of Business and Corporate Development
Continuing a very active period of organic growth, acquisitions and strategic appointments, Telestream, has announced the creation of a new senior lea
MXF: Bigger And Better To Meet Business Needs
For more than a century, the people of SMPTE have sorted out the details of many significant advances in media and entertainment technology, from the
Atlona Promotes Thorsten Goecke To Director Of Sales For EMEA
Atlona, a Panduit company, has promoted Thorsten Goecke to Director of Sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Based in Munich, Germany,
Argosy – From Cable Shifters To Full Service Providers
Balancing the need to maintain existing equipment and the desire to provide the highest resolution picture and sound has become a constant battle, adm
Lake Districts Drone Service With Skylark
Skylark Aerial Photography is the Lake Districts Drone Service, when you look at the facts and figures for aerial films produced last year you soon re
Masstech Appoints Sales Lead For The Western US Region And Key Accounts
Masstech has appointed Jodynne Wood as Sales Lead for the western US region and key accounts. Jodynne brings more than two decades of experience in he
Riedel Promotes Marcin Jakowczyk To Sales Manager For Poland
Riedel Communications has promoted Marcin Jakowczyk to Sales Manager for the company's Poland operation. Jakowczyk brings a decade of experience in th
Shure Receives Top Honours From Global Presence Alliance
Shure has again been recognised by the Global Presence Alliance (GPA) as a recipient of the 2017 Vendor Excellence Award. This year Shure scored among
Salon Pro Sales And TC Soho Announce New Partnership
Leading content delivery specialists TC Soho has announced a new partnership with storage solution experts Salon Pro Sales. The move will see Salon, w
How To Increase Online Sales With Video
You have a brand new product that has just launched on your website and you want to boost your e-commerce sales. By producing high quality video conte
Signiant At NAB 2009
Signiant, a leading developer of content distribution management solutions, will be demonstrating how companies - from international broadcasters to e
Signiant Content Distribution Management Software Integrates With EMC Atmos
At this year's EMC World in Orlando, Florida, Signiant is demonstrating how its Enterprise Content Movement solution manages the movement of unstructu
IDT Appoints Polecam UK Partners for Sales, Service, Rental And Support
IDT based out of Pasadena, California in the United States - known for their innovative design and manufacture of industrial high speed digital camera