04.17.2014 01:02 PM
Kaplan and McCoskey Join Signiant Board
Company report 65 percent increase in SaaS uptake
BURLINGTON, MASS.—Signiant announced that Lawrence R. Kaplan and John McCoskey have joined the board of directors.

Kaplan is president and CEO of SDVI Corp., an early stage company focused on virtualized video infrastructures. Kaplan was the founding CEO of Omneon, a venture-backed business that significantly changed the video server business and was acquired by Harmonic in 2010. He also held senior positions with Sony, Grass Valley and Tektronix.

McCoskey is executive vice president and chief technology officer for the Motion Picture Association of America, the trade association that represents the six major studios. Prior to the MPAA, he was chief technology officer of PBS, and he has also held senior technical roles at Comcast and Discovery Communications.

The enhanced board comes as Signiant reported a 65 percent annual increase in the number of companies using its software, driven by the success of its hybrid SaaS platform.


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Posted by: Anonymous
Fri, 21-18-2014 08:21 AM Report Comment
65%, ha, that's all Media Shuttle business, curious what the revenue increase was year over year. Seems Signiant is fishing for an acquisition now that Aspera was gobbled up by IBM. Problem Signiant has is any acquirer would be acquiring a workflow and some customer base, in M&E only, not original technology that can be scaled beyond what they're currently doing. Fact is, they were blindsided by the IBM/Aspera deal and now look pretty desperate to be the next in line. Smells like their VC investors are on them like white on rice for an exit...




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