With more than a decade of experience in digital media development, Lewis Rothkopf brings expertise that will help to enhance Paltalk's brand through strategic partnerships and elevate us to a new level
New York, NY (PRWEB) March 13, 2007
Paltalk, the world's largest video chat community with more than four million active members, today announced that Lewis Rothkopf joined the company as Vice President of Business Development. Prior to joining Paltalk, Rothkopf was Head of Distribution for the National Broadband Company (NBBC), NBC Universal's digital video syndication business. He was a key part of the original launch management team.
In his new position at Paltalk Lewis will oversee the company's efforts to broaden its reach by building strategic partnerships with content providers and distribution platforms.
"With more than a decade of experience in digital media development, Lewis Rothkopf brings expertise that will help to enhance Paltalk's brand through strategic partnerships and elevate us to a new level," said Joel Smernoff, President and COO, Paltalk. "We are proud to offer a product that is enabling millions of users around the globe to connect in new ways and expect Lewis to help us strengthen our company."
Rothkopf has been active in the digital media community for more than ten years. He spent five years at DoubleClick Inc.'s TechSolutions for Publishers business, most recently as director of sales and account management. Prior to joining NBC Universal, he was at Lightningcast Inc. (acquired in May 2006 by AOL LLC) as director of sales. In those capacities, he spearheaded digital technology and media solutions for a myriad digital businesses, including AOL, WashingtonPost.Newsweek Interactive, Disney/ABC, Scripps Networks, MTV Networks, Lifetime Television, A&E Television Networks, Reuters, Knight Ridder Digital, The NASDAQ Stock Market, Sony Pictures, and the Wall Street Journal.
"I am committed to enhancing Paltalk's brand by forming relationships with the Internet's top names and look forward to partnering with large media companies and other online communities, such as social networks, to enable real-time multimedia communications on their sites. " said Rothkopf.
Lewis received a degree in Communication from Boston University, and lives in Manhattan with his wife Nichole.
New York based Paltalk was founded over 8 years ago and survived the first Internet bubble becoming a profitable company by offering quality communication products for personal and professional use. Paltalk is the only program in the world that provides users the ability to create video-and audio-enabled chat rooms that simultaneously hold thousands of people. Paltalk was the first company to launch an Instant Messenger with video and voice capability combined with an online buddy list. Over the years, Paltalk has grown to become one of the most popular online services with more than 50 million downloads accounting for eight billion voice minutes per year.
Founded in 1998, Paltalk (http://www.paltalk.com), the largest online video chat community with more than four million active members participating in live voice-and video-enabled chat rooms that allow them to see, hear, and text each other in real-time, is a privately held company based in New York. Paltalk's patented technology allows members to create their own chat rooms around topics they decide and then videoconference with thousands of simultaneous users in the same chat room.
Chat room hosts are given a full suite of moderation tools that allow them to control the environment, deciding who talks, shows videos, and stays in the room. The Paltalk community takes great care in keeping a safe, "clean and well lit" environment with more than 250 trained volunteer moderators. The Paltalk Messenger is compatible with leading instant messaging (IM) services, allowing users to transfer existing buddy lists, to combine all their contacts and talk to friends who use other IM programs. Paltalk also owns and operates HearMe (http://www.hearme.com), a B2B Web conferencing service. Paltalk was the first company to launch video and voice combined with an on-line buddy list in one package.