Former Polycom Executive and Accordent CEO Mike Newman Joins as New Company President
LOS ANGELES, CA, July 23, 2015 – MediaPlatform, Inc. (www.mediaplatform.com), the leading enterprise video and webcasting platform for corporate communications, training and collaboration, today announced an addition to its executive team with the hiring of a veteran of the video communications industry, Mike Newman.
“We are excited to welcome Mike to the MediaPlatform team,” said Jim McGovern, MediaPlatform CEO. “Mike brings over a decade of experience building enterprise video products and providing communications and training solutions to global organizations. With the option to join any company following a successful stint at Polycom, Mike’s decision to come on board at MediaPlatform on the heels of our selection as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Video Platforms and Webcasting, Q1 2015, further signals our emergence as the market leader in the enterprise video platforms space.”
Prior to joining MediaPlatform, Mike Newman was VP/GM at Polycom (NASDAQ: PLCM), where he oversaw Polycom’s worldwide video content management and streaming business. Before Polycom, Mike was CEO and co-founder of Accordent Technologies, Inc. a high growth video content management company with operations in 13 countries. For nearly ten years, Mike was responsible for shaping Accordent’s strategic vision, running internal operations, and contributing to sales and business development. Mr. Newman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Allegheny College.
“I’m thrilled to be joining MediaPlatform because they are so well positioned to excel in the rapidly growing video content management space,” stated Mike Newman. “In addition to their suite of award winning webcasting and video content management solutions, I was extremely impressed by their success in large enterprises and the high levels of satisfaction their customers consistently expressed. With those ingredients in place, I couldn’t wait to see what was possible.”
MediaPlatform is the leading enterprise video and webcasting platform for internal communications, training and marketing. MediaPlatform provides a complete set of products, services and technologies to help organizations leverage video communications to achieve organizational objectives and enhance customer and employee experiences. MediaPlatform was awarded the 2015 Global Frost & Sullivan Product Line Strategy Leadership award for enterprise video webcasting as well as the Streaming Media Readers’ Choice award for Top Cloud Webcasting/Presentation Solution.
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