Clearleap continues to expand its leadership team with top industry talent amid rapid growth
Atlanta, Georgia, July 10, 2014 – Clearleap, the leading provider of multiscreen video logistics for the television industry, today announced a new addition to the company’s core management team with the hire of Jeff Allen as Vice President of Business and Corporate Development. In this newly created position, Allen will lead and manage the company’s growth strategy and new platform initiatives, including building alliances across the industry’s ecosystem and leading M&A efforts.
“We’re excited to welcome Jeff as a respected and proven pioneer in the technology and entertainment industry as we continue to grow and scale our management team,” said Clearleap CEO, Braxton Jarratt. “Jeff has deep knowledge of the consumer electronics and multiscreen television market, and we are eager to put his talents and experience in developing consumer offerings for video to use. We look forward to developing new business opportunities under his leadership.”
Allen brings more than 20 years of global consumer product management, investment and M&A leadership to the Clearleap team. He has led technical architecture, product, and investment teams in launching groundbreaking user experiences in partnership with Microsoft, Comcast, Time Warner, Samsung, Accenture, Razorfish and Best Buy, among others.
Prior to his time at Clearleap, Allen has co-founded two ventures, held CEO and Board member roles in 10 start-ups that collectively raised $350m, served as technical and product team leader throughout the launch of 11 consumer-facing production systems, and led product strategies resulting in $1.3 billion in M&A technology transactions.
“It’s becoming ever more apparent that the content industry needs to rapidly respond to consumers’ appetites for television and movies on new devices.” Allen said. “This requires new use cases, paradigms, and monetization methods. As the digital world becomes mainstream, I recognized that Clearleap, together with its pioneering partner customers, is perfectly positioned to take multiscreen operations to the next level. I’m excited to be a part of Clearleap’s ambitious growth plans over the next few years.”
Clearleap is aggressively investing in its team, with plans to add 150 new employees this year. Allen’s appointment comes at a time of accelerated growth for Clearleap, which raised a $20 million round of funding in November 2013 and launched into the Latin American market just last month. Since its launch in 2008, the company has helped the biggest names in pay TV like HBO, Verizon, Time Warner and Scripps Networks deliver video to every screen, platform and device. The company has been named to the Inc. 500 for two consecutive years, and recently won the Best Cloud Solution for the 2014 CableFAX Digital & Tech Awards.
About Clearleap, Inc.
Clearleap’s multiscreen platform powers compelling new multiscreen business opportunities for premium content owners and pay TV providers. Today, household names such as HBO, Travel Channel, Time Warner Cable, Food Network, and Verizon trust Clearleap with mission critical services. Privately held, Clearleap is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with an office in New York City, European headquarters in Amsterdam, Netherlands and Latin American Headquarters in Miami, Florida. Clearleap has data center hubs strategically placed across the United States and Europe. For more information, please visit www.clearleap.com.