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Rovi appoints former Arris exec Burke as COO

Rovi has appointed former Motorola Home and Arris executive John Burke as executive vice president and chief operating officer. 

Burke is due to take up his new role this week and has been tasked with leading Rovi’s business groups in discovery technologies – overseeing product management, engineering, professional services and the CTO office.

He will report directly to Rovi CEO and president Tom Carson and will be based in Pennsylvania.

“John’s appointment and the creation of this executive position underscore our commitment to expand our product businesses and drive improved revenue and profitability,” said Carson.

Burke brings with him more than 25 years of leadership experience and most recently worked at Arris as senior vice president, corporate development and strategy, and president, cloud solutions business.

He joined Arris as a result of the firm’s buyout of Motorola Home, where he latterly worked as senior vice president and general manager of the converged solutions business. Burke first joined Motorola in 2000.