Paul Segre becomes chief executive officer at Synamedia
Independent video software provider, Synamedia, has announced the appointment of Paul Segre as chief executive officer, with immediate effect.
Segre is to succeed the departing chief executive officer, Yves Padrines, who presided over Synamedia’s first two years in the expanding of pay-TV with OTT distribution, and the development of innovative solutions to protect revenues from streaming piracy.
Segre’s industry pedigree and his experience building high-growth businesses make him an ideal choice to lead Synamedia’s next phase of growth.
Most recently, Segre spent 18 years at customer experience software firm Genesys, latterly as chief executive, and then chairman. He led the $1.6 billion spin out of Genesys from Alcatel-Lucent (now Nokia) in 2012, backed by the Permira Funds. In six years, he scaled the business to become one of the ten largest privately held software companies, and the largest cloud provider in its space.
Abe Peled, Synamedia chairman, commented: “Paul is taking over the reins of a business with an impressive customer roster, a strong pipeline and a reputation for award-winning innovation. Paul’s appointment signals our readiness and enthusiasm for the next chapter in our journey. His leadership track record, breadth of business experience, and ability to scale software businesses will be invaluable as we move forward with innovative solutions and services designed for the IP era.”
Reflecting on his new position, Segre said: “It is a rare and exciting opportunity to help shape a market leader in an industry where IP opens up new opportunities. Synamedia has a fantastically innovative portfolio, including the Infinite platform, a raft of anti-piracy solutions, video network technologies and the new Synamedia Iris addressable advertising solution. I am thrilled to lead the firm as we accelerate our growth and become the uncontested leader of video solutions for an IP world.”