Richard Scott joins Irdeto as Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing
Irdeto has announced the appointment of well-known broadcast technology industry executive 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 calibre 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.”
Before joining Irdeto, Scott 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,” said Scott. “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.”
Scott will be based 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).