Critical Mention Names Alban Dani as Vice President of Infrastructure

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Alban Dani added to Critical Media team to head up growing infrastructure

Critical Media, the parent company of Critical Mention, Syndicaster and ClipSyndicate, and a company that enables the monitoring identification, distribution and monetization of broadcast assets online in real-time, today announced the appointment of 15-year technology veteran Alban Dani as Vice President of Infrastructure for CriticalMention.

“With a projected 40 percent growth in recognized revenue in 2011, compared to 2010, coupled with significant expansion into Europe, highlighted by the recent announcement of an agreement between the BBC and CriticalMention, there has never been a better time to bring on Alban to head up our growing infrastructure,” said Critical Media CEO Sean Morgan.

In his role as VP of Infrastructure, Dani will be in charge of all business and administrative aspects of our distributed data centers and point of presence infrastructure. He will be based out of the company’s headquarters in New York City and will report to CTO Tom Gilley.

Dani was previously director of infrastructure at CDNetworks, the third largest content delivery company in the world by revenue. At CDNetworks, he was instrumental in the successful integration of the network and systems infrastructure across Europe, the United States and the Asian Pacific region. Previously, he led major projects at Panther Express, acquired by CDNetworks in 2009, and the American Stock Exchange.

Dani has a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering from Polytechnic University in Tirana, Albania, a Master of Science in Solid State Physics from the University of Istanbul in Turkey and a Master of Science in Telecommunications Management from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.

About Critical Media
Critical Media offers three software-as-a-service products that enable the monitoring, identification, distribution and monetization of broadcast assets via the web in real-time. These products, Critical Mention, Syndicaster and ClipSyndicate together make up the world’s largest video ecosystem. Critical Media manages the complete process of digitizing TV and radio broadcast media, as well as video uploads, webcam and conference video assets, live voice-to-text, live searching of video and real-time clip creation. The company also offers white label video player licensing, ad serving, CDN and video monetization services. More than 1,000 companies subscribe to Critical Media, allowing them to manage real time clip creation, syndication and video business intelligence. Every 60 seconds, Critical Media ingests 35 hours of broadcast content from four continents across five languages, making every minute of content keyword-searchable within a minute of airing. Critical Media was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in New York City. For more information, please visit http://www.critical-media.com.

Critical Media, ClipSyndicate and Syndicaster are trademarks of Critical Mention, Inc.

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