Mediakind appoints former Comcast Technology SVP McConnell as new CEO
MediaKind has appointed Matt McConnell as its new chief executive, taking over from Angel Ruiz who has been appointed chairman of the company’s board.
McConnell was previously senior vice president and general manager of Comcast Technology Solutions, a global division of Comcast Cable.
As CEO, McConnell will be responsible for spearheading growth in MediaKind’s cloud-based solutions and its focus on streaming products.
He will report directly to the board of directors and will work closely alongside chief technology officer and former Comcast colleague Allen Broome, chief business officer Raul Aldrey and the rest of the MediaKind executive leadership team.
Discussing his appointment, McConnell said: “I have the privilege to join a great organisation that has created one of the best media portfolios in the industry and is driving an important transformation. We are experiencing unprecedented changes in the way people consume content, and our customers need to adjust their technology footprints and business models to meet these dynamic consumer needs.
“MediaKind is at the forefront of this technology transition and perfectly positioned to enable next generation user experiences. I am excited to be leading this charge as we increasingly focus on creating products that harness the potential of the cloud and maximize the power of streaming.”
Ruiz added: “Matt is the perfect leader to accelerate MediaKind’s strategy execution and the delivery of innovative solutions required by our customers. The market and consumer behaviours are changing faster than ever and Matt is a battle-proven media executive with an extensive track record in successfully leading and growing business in this sector. I am looking forward to working with him and have full confidence that he will continue to drive the success of our organization.”