Seasoned industry executive Shane McCarthy has been appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer for digital platform security specialist Irdeto’s video entertainment business. A developer by background, McCarthy previously held a number of roles at Pace, including the President of the International Business, where he achieved strong growth on the way to building a near $1 billion business. In his new role at Irdeto, he will be responsible for defining the strategy and overseeing execution within Irdeto’s video entertainment business.
McCarthy has spent the past five years as an entrepreneur and consultant in the media and entertainment and technology sectors. He previously spent nine years at Pace and worked for Cisco prior to this. With his extensive industry experience, McCarthy will play an instrumental role in further developing Irdeto’s global leadership position within the media and entertainment industry.
“With my technical and media industry background, I have been at the forefront of the evolution of the industry which continues at pace, making secure content delivery of paramount importance across the globe,” noted McCarthy. “With an already thriving business providing security to many of the major players across the video entertainment space, this is a very exciting time to join Irdeto and help take the business to the next level.”
“As our market and customers evolve, it’s important that Irdeto evolves in tandem to continue to ensure optimal security and service to our current and future customers,” said Doug Lowther, Chief Executive Officer, Irdeto. “The creation of the COO role is designed to do this while advancing Irdeto’s global business. Shane McCarthy brings a wealth of experience to Irdeto which will be invaluable in further accelerating our progress.”