On the Heels of $20M Series C Funding, Clearleap Adds to Team With New Global Role
Atlanta, GA, January 23, 2014 – Clearleap, the leading provider of multiscreen video logistics for the television industry, today announced that sales veteran John Smith has joined the company as Vice President, New Market Development. Smith most recently served as SVP, North American Sales at Vubiquity, a leading global provider of multiplatform video services. In this newly created position, Smith will be responsible for the company’s new market development and growth strategy while reporting to CEO Braxton Jarratt. His hire comes at a time of accelerated global expansion for Clearleap, which recently raised an additional $20M in a series C round of funding.
With more than 20 years of experience as a telecommunications executive, Smith brings a strong background in content and digital distribution sales, contract negotiations, product launches and marketing. In his 13 years at Vubiquity, Smith secured VOD business with all major service providers including Comcast Charter, and Cablevision, and established new revenue streams. He also built an affiliate sales team that secured distribution to every VOD home in North America, amounting to over 70 million homes. Prior to Vubiquity, Smith served as VP, Sales at iN DEMAND, which recently partnered with Clearleap to upgrade the company’s distribution infrastructure and accelerate its cross-platform strategy.
“In recent years, Clearleap has evolved from a start-up into one of the most trusted technology partners for leading service providers and content owners seeking to supercharge their efforts to deliver video across every screen,” said Clearleap CEO Braxton Jarratt. “John is joining the company at a pivotal moment in our growth, and his deep experience in the telecommunications industry makes him an ideal choice to lead our continued market expansion and further cement our reputation as a leader in the Pay TV space.”
“Coming from the video services world, I immediately recognized the value of Clearleap’s technology. It’s clear that Braxton and his team are committed to setting a new standard in the video content and subscriber management space, and that’s what really attracted me to this role,” said Smith. “Clearleap has been a true pioneer in the television industry, and they are helping to ease the complexities that come with multiscreen deployment. I’m looking forward to working closely with the management team to successfully expand Clearleap’s existing footprint.”
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 and a European headquarters in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Clearleap has data center hubs strategically placed across the United States and Europe. For more information, please visit www.clearleap.com.
For further information please contact:
LaunchSquad for Clearleap
Clearleap (at) launchsquad(dot) com