LONDON — Sohonet (www.sohonet.com), which offers connectivity and data management solutions for the media and entertainment industry, has made a number of global appointments. Seven key executive personnel have been brought on board to support the company’s rapid expansion into new, global territories and to help develop a range of new services designed to enable media customers to better manage the increasing volumes of digital content they have to deal with.
According to CEO David Scammell, Sohonet now has on-the-ground resources in many of its new key territories. “Internationally, we are in the process of opening new services in Montreal, Paris and Singapore, and as we continue to develop our Sohonet Hub service, we look forward to expanding our Storage solution, a powerful, new tool for flexible, cost-effective, utility-based storage, which will help the broadcast industry address some of its short and long-term storage challenges.”
Rupert Mussen replaces Clare Wadd, who has taken a role in the charity sector, as chief financial officer. Mussen has extensive experience working with technology companies. He joins Sohonet from VoxGen, where he was CFO and company secretary.
Steven Rich will play a pivotal role in the expansion of Sohonet’s US operation as director of sales, North America. Rich previously worked for Sierra Video Systems and Media.net. He also ran his own systems integration and workflow consulting company for over seven years.
Ben Dair takes on the role of director of product management. He will play a major role in developing and delivering a range of new services for digital media production, distribution and storage. Dair has a track record in developing compelling product propositions for the production and post production sectors.
Rhodri Evans (pictured) comes on board as director of global operations, previously serving as director of operations for Discovery Communications and Ascent Media.
Thomas Filloud joins Sohonet as its new director of sales, EMEA. As a French native living in London for almost ten years, Filloud brings a blend of experience of the London and mainland European markets. He has worked with Dell, Active Storage and Atempo.
Jeff Cohen joins Sohonet’s US sales team as the company’s first East Coast sales executive. He will be responsible for developing key markets in New York, Toronto, Montreal and other Eastern seaboard cities. Cohen has spent time at Sony, Avid, BBC Systems and Masstech Group.
And Julian Ramm takes on the role of West Coast sales executive. Ramm brings a wealth of experience in technology sales for broadcast and post clients, having previously worked for Sony Broadcast, Panasonic Broadcast, and Avid.
Sohonet recently improved its File-Runner service to make it easier to connect to both Sohonet Media Network (SMN), as well as off-net (non SMN) users. This will make FileRunner more in tune with customers’ requirements, especially with regards to accessing, sending and receiving content at home or when working remotely.