NEP makes “critical” appointment as Jordan steps up to become global CTO
NEP’s chief operating officer (COO) for its Global Broadcast Services and Media Solutions divisions Andrew Jordan has been appointed as the company’s global chief technology officer (CTO).
Effective immediately, Jordan will report to NEP Group COO Jeff Hughes and take on responsibility for overall global technology strategy, product/solution design and build, and synchronised network operations for the company.
Described by Hughes as a ‘critical role’, Jordan will also be responsible for NEP’s R&D activities aimed at accelerating innovation within NEP, working with the company’s product managers and business leaders around the world.
Jordan joined NEP in the summer of 2020.
“Our industry is changing at light speed, so we not only need to change with it, we need to stay ahead of it from a product, service and technology solutions perspective, and lean into the trends we’re seeing,” said Brian Sullivan, chief executive of NEP.
“Andrew is the perfect choice to grow our internal global technology organisation, which is a key step in our strategy to develop a global, scalable set of products that will help our clients continue to create and deliver great content, anytime, anywhere.”
“As we become a more product-focused global organisation, Andrew and his team will be instrumental in building and delivering customer products and solutions”
Before joining NEP, Jordan was responsible for transforming a multi-billion-dollar travel management company into a modern, digital-first platform business. Before that, he conceived and delivered a global transformation plan for digital media delivery for one of the world’s biggest media companies as well as running international broadcast operations across Europe and Asia. He has successfully led and transformed large and complex global teams, businesses and operating units, as well as a number of high-profile M&A transactions.
“Andrew’s industry and NEP experience will be invaluable in helping our teams connect more effectively to ramp up our idea sharing and innovation,” said Jeff Hughes, chief operating officer for NEP.
“I’m confident Andrew will be able to move quickly to work with our business leaders, global product teams and industry partners to assess the current landscape and develop NEP’s technology roadmap for new world-class products our customers can depend on. As we become a more product-focused global organisation, Andrew and his team will be instrumental in building and delivering customer products and solutions. I couldn’t be more pleased to see him assume this critical role for NEP.”
Jordan himself added: “NEP is a market leader that I’m proud to be a part of. Our people are passionate about what they do and have a collective mind for developing customer-focused innovations that I hope to harness at an even greater level so we can deliver even more scalable, flexible products and solutions along the entire value chain.”
“This is a tremendous opportunity to shape both NEP’s innovation approach and the industry’s for years to come,” he added. “It’s an exciting time to be taking on this role.”
Jordan holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nottingham and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Surrey. He also sits as a non-executive Board Member of the University of Cambridge.