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Imagine bolsters leadership team

Industry veterans bring 'decades of experience'

Imagine Communications has appointed several executives to head ‘pivotal product and services initiatives’.

The restructure, Imagine said, is part of the company’s ongoing mission to advance the media and entertainment industry through an ‘orderly and affordable transition to an agile and versatile technology foundation’.

The company has also launched Imagine Communications Labs, an advanced service offering designed to help customers and partners quickly and efficiently test proof of concepts and validate complex workflow integrations.

The new venture will be led by Peter Riordan, who recently joined Imagine from Encompass Digital Media. He will be responsible for implementing best practices and managing next-generation engagements, including AIMS partner interoperability testing on a global basis.

Ajay Kapoor has been promoted to lead global services, and will now oversee a team of more than 200 support engineers and analysts in 30 countries.

Sarah Foss is also promoted to CPO, reporting to Imagine CEO Charlie Vogt and assuming overall strategic responsibility for the global development and direction of Imagine’s ad management product portfolio.

The restructure will also see Chris Sjerven promoted to vice president of operations. He will also report to Vogt, and has more than 20 years of global manufacturing and supply chain experience.

Rounding out the leadership team appointments is Leonardo Emilo Gañán, who will lead the company’s CALA sales region.

“After spending much of the past few years focused on the fulfillment of our strategic vision, Imagine Communications is now expanding its focus by providing our customers with industry-leading expertise and support to fully modernise their infrastructure and advance the revenue-generating capabilities of their businesses,” said Charlie Vogt, CEO of Imagine Communications.

“Imagine is sending a clear and resounding message to our customers that we will continue to invest in technology innovation and in the support resources required to provide exceptional customer service.”

“Extensive research & development investments and timely acquisitions over the past few years have positioned Imagine Communications to lead and navigate our industry through an unprecedented era of change.

“We are fully committed to the technology and services required to support today’s revenue and operational infrastructure and are working closely with our customers to help them begin to realise the future of television today.”