Airbeem, the OTT content distribution platform, has announced that former Comcast Technology Solutions VP & MD International Neil Berry has joined the company as Chief Revenue Officer, responsible for leading the global sales, business development and marketing growth of the company. Airbeem provides off-the-shelf solutions to content owners to enable them to easily create direct to consumer OTT video channels.
Berry is a proven high growth executive and a veteran in the video technology industry, having held executive roles at Ooyala, Piksel and Comcast. Previously, he was VP & MD International for Comcast Technology Solutions, where he was responsible for leading the revenue growth in the international team outside North America.
Berry has been building and growing OTT services in the TV industry for many years. He has helped both large and small video businesses monetize their premium content across multiple platforms having been involved in over 75 OTT service provider launches over the years. He brings over 25 years of executive leadership, strategy, product experience and expertise in developing highly effective marketing and commercial revenue teams to the role.
Berry also played a key executive role in leading the launch and hyper growth of online video provider Ooyala’s international operations. He scaled and grew the revenue and operations significantly, enabling a successful exit to Telstra.
Steve Hardman, CEO and Founder, Airbeem, said: “We are so pleased to have Neil join our executive team. His enviable track record and experience within the OTT industry will help us take Airbeem to the next level of growth globally.”
Berry said: “Consumers are driving the real change in how media companies need to deliver their content. Every content owner now needs to develop a direct to consumer approach to content delivery in order to provide the level of personalisation that is demanded by today’s audiences. Airbeem offers a unique, disruptive and next generation solution to content owners, providing real time innovative UX and monetisation tools to enhance the user experience, underpinned by a unique commercial go to market approach.”
Berry’s appointment follows Airbeem securing Series A funding round led by Edge Investment, enabling Airbeem to scale its product R&D sales and marketing and customer success teams worldwide. Airbeem has also recently appointed Thorsten Sauer, former President of Ericsson Broadcast and Media Services, as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors.