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Videon appoints Tricia Iboshi as CEO and expands senior marketing and sales team

Fri 13, 08 2021

Industry leaders join Videon to drive sales of next-generation video streaming platform

Videon, a leader in edge computing for video, announces the appointment of Tricia Iboshi, previously Chief Operating Officer at Videon, as Chief Executive Officer and the addition of several senior marketing, operations, and sales leadership hires to its rapidly growing team. Todd Erdley remains the Founder, President, and Chairman.

Videon recently completed its $7.3 million Series A funding round and has assembled a senior team with deep experience leading many of the most well-recognized brands across the video technology market. The new appointments will help accelerate global uptake of the company’s unique video compute platform. Videon technology brings cloud functions to the point that video is created, boosting the reliability and quality of streaming while reducing costs and latency. It already powers live streaming for sports, news, emergency services, and houses of worship across more than 19 countries.

Tricia Iboshi is appointed as Chief Executive Officer. Tricia brings over 20 years of experience in developing and managing cross-functional teams to drive exponential growth. She has a proven track record in achieving key strategic business objectives for companies including Blackarrow, Make.TV, and LTN Global. Tricia will be driving Videon in its next phase of growth.

Ken Ruck joins as VP of Commercial Operations & Sales. Ken has led several successful start-ups including Linus ASX: LNU, Flash Networks, Oberon Media, and Hemisphere Interactive. He has also spearheaded emerging divisions of major media companies such as  Viacom, Turner, Virgin, and Kodak. Before joining Videon, Ken served as the Principle of Product for Amazon Live, launching the company’s shoppable and AI-enabled live video platform and building it to $500 million in annual revenues. Ken will lead Videon’s sales and sales operations.

Chance Mason joins as VP of Strategic Accounts. Chance has a 15 year successful track record in building and delivering game-changing sales and marketing strategies for industry players like Qumu, Haivision, and Multicast. Chance served in many leadership roles shaping how video, AI, ML improved the audience’s experiences. Chance lead digital transformation projects for JPMC, Vodafone, BNYM, ESPN, NFL, Toyota, and other Fortune 1000 companies. Chance will drive key strategic accounts and partnerships for Videon.

Richard Carreon joins as Senior Director, Marketing. Richard brings his deep experience in driving adoption for new category creations, creating performance marketing campaigns, and corporate marketing for ad tech, martech, and video platforms. Richard will lead Videon’s global marketing and communications, driving new product adoption and customer growth.

Tucker Snedeker joins as Senior Sales Executive. Tucker is a seasoned revenue development and channel sales professional with a track record in starting and growing new businesses at both emerging growth companies and established enterprises, including Brightcove, TV Guide, Adobe, and AirCastLive. He brings his experience in OTT video delivery and architecture, streaming video services, and cloud video platforms. Tucker will play a key role in driving new sales and supporting the global Videon channel.

“Tricia has already made a huge impact at Videon and I’m excited to be announcing her appointment as CEO. She has invaluable experience building fast-growth companies in the video space and shares our vision for achieving success hand-in-hand with a culture of strong team, customer, and industry partnerships,” said Todd Erdley, Founder, President, and Chairperson at Videon. “We’re ready to bring our transformative technology to more customers and partners globally, and we’ve got the right team to be successful. I would also like to thank our former CEO, Rob Green, for his contribution in taking us through our funding round and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

“Videon is transforming the market for live video making it possible for anyone to stream broadcast-quality content. We remove traditional expensive broadcast industry hardware and technical resource barriers,” said Tricia Iboshi, CEO at Videon. “I’m excited to be leading a fantastic and growing go-to-market team and look forward to working closely with our partners to deliver our game-changing technology to more broadcasters, content creators, and video developers worldwide.”

“After completing the funding, I realized I needed to take a step back and recharge my batteries,” said Rob Green, former CEO at Videon. “I fully support and believe in the management team and the direction of the company.”

About Videon

Videon, the leader in edge computing for video, makes live video processing and distribution faster and more efficient – with lower costs. It gives the freedom to process video at source by combining built-in functions running on its local video compute platform with additional features from the cloud. Videon includes the right tools to develop innovative video applications to handle anything from simple, low latency encoding and streaming to advanced AI-powered use cases.

Getting live video from source to audience is complex and traditionally requires expensive broadcast equipment or costly third-party services. By enhancing the cutting-edge processors normally found in the most advanced smartphones to deliver broadcast-quality video, Videon has created a revolutionary platform capable of game-changing media experiences without the cost and complexity associated with legacy broadcast technology.

Today, Videon is used in 19 countries handling tens of thousands of hours of content each day — ranging from live sports and news for TV broadcasters secondary output to vertical markets such as betting, auction houses, emergency services, drones, and hundreds of other use cases. Designed and built in a state-of-the-art facility in the USA and backed by 25-years of engineering expertise — Videon unlocks the potential of at-source computing to handle broadcast-quality video.

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