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Globecomm Systems, a communications solutions provider, has announced the hiring of Brian Morris as Senior Vice President of their Media and Entertainment market channel, reporting to Keith Hall, president and chief operating officer. In this newly created role Mr. Morris will be responsible for Globecomm’s strategic direction and businesses initiatives focused on serving Content Providers and Service Providers on a global basis and leveraging Globecomm’s expertise in engineering, design, provisioning, and support of video distribution networks into adjacent market verticals.
“Globecomm Systems realises the opportunities associated with supporting content providers and services providers as they evolve their media services in an environment requiring media conductivity and consumption anytime, on any devices while supporting the traditional media business models and video delivery infrastructures supporting today’s robust media markets,” stated Mr. Morris.
Prior to joining Globecomm Systems, Mr. Morris served as Vice President of Global Business Development for Cisco Systems Digital Media Networks Division. In this capacity, Brian lead the overall strategy and business development efforts in the broadcast, cable, IPTV, and contribution market segments with a focus on video distribution solutions. Brian was with Cisco for 18 years and previously had served as Vice President of R&D, Operations and Product Management at Scientific Atlanta/Cisco, during which time he was responsible for developing content distribution, satellite delivery, and headend products for the company. He also led several key initiatives in this role, including the development of the PowerVu product line, H.264 Advanced Compression Technologies and various other video systems solutions. Before joining Cisco, Brian held various domestic and international positions with Siemens Telecommunications Division in research and development, product management and operations. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Central Florida and his MBA from the Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College.
Keith Hall, President and COO of Globecomm, said: “Developing our solutions offerings and building industry specific depth to our management team is an important element of our vertical market vision and we are very excited to add a well respected, industry leader to our team. Our capabilities and solutions lend themselves nicely to the rapidly evolving media and entertainment market opportunities and we feel Mr. Morris is a great fit to help us better penetrate this channel.”