Imagine Communications Appoints David Sykes as Vice President, Sales
Telecommunications Veteran to Lead Sales Team as Imagine Preps for Market Expansion
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – April 28, 2011 – Imagine Communications, a leading innovator in advanced digital video solutions, today announced the appointment of telecommunications veteran David Sykes as Vice President, Sales. David will report directly to Imagine’s CEO Richard Stanfield and lead the company’s sales team.
Sykes is a successful business professional with demonstrated achievements in all phases of sales, business development, product marketing and management with than more 25 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry.
“David has an impressive and successful track record growing telecommunications companies, and we’re pleased to have him join our team,” said Imagine Communications’ CEO Richard Stanfield.” David’s vast experience will serve Imagine well as we continue to focus on delivering the best quality and most efficient solutions to our North American cable customers, while expanding our reach to new countries and service providers working to deliver consistent quality video across multiple screens and viewing devices.”
“Imagine serves thousands of live streams to over half of all US digital cable subscribers and is recognized today as having the most powerful multi-codec, multi-rate, multi-resolution video processing platform,” said Sykes. “I’m thrilled to be joining this incredible team of digital video innovators, and I look forward to helping Imagine reach its goals for multiple market expansion.”
Before joining Imagine, Sykes was Vice President of Sales and Marketing Strategy for Opnext. Opnext acquired StrataLight Communications in January 2009 where he became Vice President of Sales and Marketing. His sales team focused on the largest OEMs and Carriers worldwide, growing revenues from just over $10M to well over $100M in just two years. Prior to StrataLight, he spent more than six years at Turin Networks as Vice President of Market Development. His responsibilities included International Sales, Global Partners, Corporate Development, Product Marketing, and Sales Operations. Prior to Turin, Sykes held various leadership positions at Nortel Networks, Bay Networks and Network Equipment Technologies. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.
About Imagine Communications
Imagine Communications is a leading innovator in digital video solutions, enabling content providers and system operators to deliver bandwidth-intensive services with optimum video quality and Quality of Experience (QoE). Imagine’s products serve the digital broadcast markets as well as emerging PersonalizedTV® applications such as TV Anywhere, Network PVR (nPVR), Internet/Mobile Video and IPTV. Imagine is based in San Diego with R&D in Israel. Imagine’s strong management team includes industry leaders with decades of experience delivering innovations in video communications. Founded in 2005, Imagine Communications is privately held and funded by Carmel Ventures, Columbia Capital and Court Square Ventures.
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