Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) September 15, 2011
Synacor, the market leader powering next-gen portals and TV Everywhwere (TVE) services, today announced the appointment of Brian Heikes as Vice President of Product Management. Heikes is an accomplished product and technology leader with a demonstrated success in leading strategy, execution and operation of engaging online experiences to create a global audience and profit growth. He will report to Synacor COO Scott Bailey and join the talented executive team leading one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the technology industry.
Heikes is experienced in product strategy, ideation and innovation, market analysis, agile development and customer engagement. Most recently, Heikes was the Vice President of Consumer Applications at AOL Inc where he managed product development for the AOL Desktop, AOL Toolbar and Games.com lines of business. Brian Heikes earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and Master’s Degree in Information Systems Technology from George Washington University.
“Over one third of consumers aged 13 to 54 use alternative methods for viewing television programming or movies monthly,” said Scott Bailey, Synacor COO. “Brian Heikes is a vital addition to our executive team as Synacor continues its investment in and delivery of online entertainment for consumers including TV Everywhere, providing an authentication platform that enables subscribers to watch whenever and wherever they want across multiple devices and platforms.”
To help manage its continued growth, Synacor recently appointed William J. Stuart as Chief Financial Officer and Ralph Wasner Vice President of IT and Technical Operations.
Synacor powers next-gen portals and TV Everywhere services reaching over 30 million high-speed Internet subscribers worldwide. Synacor clients cable, telecom, and satellite providers, and consumer electronics companies—use Synacor's best-of-breed technology solutions to deliver video, news, gaming, sports and other value-added services, including Geek Squad technical support, across multiple digital platforms. Synacor's innovative technology platforms enable its partners to quickly adapt to the evolving online landscape, driving consumer engagement and generating new revenues through search, content distribution, advertising, value-added services and e-commerce. Synacor is headquartered in Buffalo, NY. For more information please visit http://www.synacor.com.