Buffalo, New York (PRWEB) September 15, 2011
Synacor, the market leader powering next-generation portals and TV Everywhere (TVE) services, today announced the appointment of Ralph Wasner as Vice President of IT and Technical Operations. Wasner is an accomplished information technology executive and corporate officer with a demonstrated success in creating procedures to utilize resources efficiently as well as generating new projects to enable company growth. He will report to Synacor Chief Architect Ross Winston and join the talented executive team leading one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the technology industry.
Wasner is a forward-thinking leader who continuously drives organizational excellence and profitability. He is experienced in data migration, computer operations, network optimization and administration call centers design, systems and process re-engineering, voice/network services, it security, data center implementations and system integrations. Most recently, Wasner was the Vice President of Operations at Varolii Corporation where he was responsible for redefining the business/support model to more closely match the needs of the business customers. Ralph Wasner earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Heidelberg in Germany.
“More than 38% of consumers stream internet-based on-demand TV more than once per week, signifying the continued trend of subscribers viewing media according to their own schedules,” said Ross Winston, Synacor Chief Architect. “Ralph Wasner, with his unique skill set, is a vital addition to our executive team as Synacor invests in reimagining and delivering the online entertainment experience for cable, satellite, and telecom pay-tv subscribers including TV Everywhere, providing an authentication platform that enables subscribers to watch whenever and wherever they want across multiple smart devices.”
To help manage its continued growth, Synacor recently appointed William J. Stuart as Chief Financial Officer and Brian Heikes as Vice President of Product Management.
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.