BroadStream appoints new VP of sales and sales director
September 20, 2016
Integrated playout pioneer and solutions provider, BroadStream Solutions, has seen continued, record growth in 2016 and recently committed additional resources to strengthen its North American Sales Team with the addition of two senior members joining the team.
Michael D. Harris has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Sales, North America. He will direct the efforts of the entire North American Sales team. With over 20 years’ experience in the industry Mr. Harris has maintained a successful track record with key organizations such as Hewlett Packard, Pinnacle, Harris, Avid and most recently AmberFin/Dalet Digital Media. His vast industry experience includes both Key Account assignments and Sales Management responsibilities with these well-known organizations. He also serves on the boards of several community organizations.
“We are very happy to have Mike join our Team in a key leadership position,” commented David Bowes, COO, CFO of BroadStream. “His leadership qualities and experience in both broadcast automation and related industry categories will benefit our entire team, as well as our customers, as we continue to make great strides in the US and Canadian markets.”
BroadStream has further added a Sales Director to cover key accounts in New York and the Northeast – Michael Devine, whose career in the Broadcast, Media and Entertainment sectors spans over 30 years in positions such as Director of Sales for Masstech and Signiant Corporation and as well as Strategic Accounts Director for Front Porch Digital. Devine will be BroadStream’s new key account person in New York and the Northeast focusing on key partnerships in the region.
“Michael is an important addition to our sales team and provides us with an experienced key account executive in the New York area” according to Bowes. “He fills a critical role for us in this important market area and we look forward to his contributions to the team.”
“By strengthening our US base in this way, on top of other appointments we have made already through 2016, we are building a solid foundation for the future,” says CEO Herbert Brenninkmeijer. “Our investments in people will continue and have already proven successful. BroadStream has achieved 170% growth in revenue year on year over the last twelve months, and we will see revenue double again in 2017”.