Richard takes the helm of global sales and marketing strategy during a time of rapid growth and innovation for Irdeto
AMSTERDAM – 02 July 2014 – Irdeto, a world leader in Multiscreen, Media Protection and Revenue Assurance solutions, today announced the appointment of Richard Scott as SVP of Sales and Marketing. His new role with Irdeto will encompass strategic planning for key accounts, new business acquisition, developing new growth opportunities, leading Irdeto’s global sales and marketing team.
Irdeto is a subsidiary of multinational media group Naspers with 18 offices across the globe and over 900 employees. The company is a strategic partner to more than 350 pay media customers worldwide including marquee brands like Liberty Global, Comcast, ITV, Multichoice, Foxtel, Astro, OSN, beIN Sports and a stable of major Hollywood studios and rights holders.
“Richard Scott is a high caliber executive with over 25 years in media technology, and we welcome him to the team during an exciting time in our company,” said Graham Kill, CEO Irdeto. “Richard is both flexible and agile in diverse business situations, which is absolutely essential for a global company in a complex and fast-changing industry. With our rich, over 40 year heritage in media protection, we have embarked on a journey to providing a compelling new suite of solutions and services for the media industry. Richard is joining that journey and helping shape the go-to-market strategy to get us there.”
Before joining Irdeto, Richard spent over six years as Senior Vice President Global Sales & Service at Harris Broadcast where he oversaw over $300M in global sales leading multiple cross functional teams and employees based in offices on all continents. Prior to that, he was senior vice president, systems and technology services, EMEA, at Ascent Media, where he led the expansion of a systems integration business into EMEA. Richard also spent five years as vice president and managing director of EMEA for Pinnacle Systems, seven years as director at Sony Corporation and eight years as technical director at Panasonic.
“The media industry is at the cusp of some of the most significant and rapid change we have seen in decades, and Irdeto is doing an excellent job at managing the complex parts of its customers’ operations so they can focus on what is most important: the consumer,” stated Richard Scott, SVP of Sales and Marketing. “I have always been passionate about delighting customers and helping them through transformational periods. I look forward to helping shape new customer relationships and Irdeto’s continued growth.”
Richard will be based and work from one of the company’s largest global offices in Hoofddorp, Netherlands. He holds a degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Portsmouth (UK) as well as diplomas in General Management from The University of Cranfield (UK) and IMD Lausanne (Switzerland).
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Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform security, protecting platforms and applications for media & entertainment, gaming, connected transport and IoT connected industries. Our solutions and services enable customers to protect their revenue, create new offerings and fight cybercrime. With nearly 50 years of expertise in security, Irdeto’s software security technology and cyber services protect over 5 billion devices and applications for some of the world’s best-known brands. Our unique heritage as a subsidiary of multinational media group Naspers (JSE: NPN) means that we are a well-established and reliable partner to help build a more secure future. Please visit Irdeto at www.irdeto.com.
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