Harmonic Brings in New Blood
Network, telecom and content experience added
SAN JOSE, CALIF.: Harmonic announced key appointments to its executive team
and board of directors. Peter Alexander, the new senior vice president and chief
marketing officer, will drive Harmonic’s global corporate marketing initiatives.
Krishnan Padmanabhan, named senior vice president of video products, leads the management
of Harmonic’s extensive video product and solutions portfolio. Joining Harmonic’s
board is Mitzi Reaugh, senior vice president of strategy and business development
Harmonic’s Nimrod Ben-Natan now heads up the company’s new Edge and Access business
unit as senior vice president and general manager. In this role, he will oversee
research and development, and product management for Harmonic’s edge and access
products, including its emerging CCAP initiative. For the past five years, Ben-Natan
has successfully led Harmonic’s product marketing, solutions and strategy group.
Alexander joins Harmonic with more than three decades of experience in sales, marketing,
and engineering in the telecommunications industry. He spent 15 years with Cisco
Systems, where he served as vice president of worldwide field marketing. Alexander
earned his B.Eng from the University of Bradford and his MBA from the University
of California, Berkeley.
Padmanabhan joins Harmonic after having most recently served as vice president and
general manager of the Manageability and Ecosystem Integration business unit at
NetApp, where his organization focused on storage management solutions, as well
as integration of storage infrastructure with business-critical applications. Padmanabhan
earned his BSE in aerospace engineering from Princeton University and his M.S. and
a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.
Both Padmanabhan and Alexander will be based in San Jose and report directly to
Harmonic CEO Patrick Harshman.
Reaugh leads business development and key strategic initiatives for Miramax, including
international opportunities and digital business extensions. Reaugh previously served
as senior vice president of client solutions at The Nielsen Co., where she developed
business strategies for worldwide media leaders and contributed to Nielsen’s global
growth strategy. As part of NBC Universal’s Digital Media organization, Reaugh was
a core member of the team that founded Hulu.com
and was later appointed general manager of the NBC Digital Health Network. Reaugh
holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA
in Finance and Strategic Management from The Wharton School at the University of