NEVADA CITY, CA — Rhonda Bassett-Spiers was recently named chief executive officer of Telestream (www.telestream.net), the provider of workflow automation, media processing, video quality monitoring, and test and synchronization solutions for the production and distribution of video. Bassett-Spiers succeeds Dan Castles, who will retire from the CEO role and remain with the company through April 2023 to aid in the transition. President and COO Jon Wilson will remain in his current role, continuing to lead the company’s operations.
Castles, the company’s founding CEO, returned to the CEO position in January 2020 from the board of directors to lead the Telestream’s recent phase of accelerated growth. During his recent tenure as CEO, Telestream completed five acquisitions to expand its leadership across the media supply chain while also expanding the company’s ability to support customer workflows as they transition to the cloud. The company saw consistent revenue growth and strong profitability.
“Under Dan’s leadership and strategic foresight, he has grown Telestream to an industry-leading provider of automation tools and applications across the media supply chain,” says Eli Weiss, managing partner of Genstar Capital, which acquired Telestream. “I want to thank Dan for his leadership since returning into the role of CEO in January 2020 to guide Telestream through its most recent phase of accelerated growth while positioning the company for continued success moving forward.”
Rhonda Bassett-Spiers has a 30-plus-year career in the technology industry, having most recently served as president and CEO of iTradeNetwork, a global supplier of end-to-end supply chain management and intelligence solutions for the perishable food industry. Under her leadership, iTradeNetwork developed a suite of industry-first solutions that enabled customers to build resiliency and quickly adapt to ever-changing conditions.
“I joined Telestream because of its culture, its track record of growth and profitability, and its leadership position in the video industry,” says Bassett-Spiers. “I look forward to partnering with Jon and the great leadership team as the company begins a new chapter of providing world class solutions across the digital media supply chain.”