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New co-CEOs for Comcast’s thePlatform

Comcast-owned online video technology company thePlatform has named Marty Robers and Jamie Miller as co-CEOs, replacing co-founder Ian Blaine who will become a strategic advisor to the company, effective from June 20. 

Roberts previously served as senior vice-president of worldwide sales and marketing at thePlatform. As co-CEO, he will add to his responsibilities the leadership of the company’s engineering and technology activities.

Alan Ramaley, CTO, and Mike Horwitz, senior vice-president, engineering will both report to Roberts.

Miller most recently served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer at thePlatform. In his role as co-CEO, he will add to those responsibilities oversight of expansion in Europe and the Middle East. Simon McGrath, General Manager, Europe will report to Miller.

“Marty and Jamie are exceptional leaders, with the proven background, vision and passion to guide thePlatform into the future,” said Sam Schwartz, chief business development officer of Comcast Cable.

“Over the years, thePlatform has played an important role in the growth of multiscreen video for both Comcast and the broader industry, and I am confident that will continue under the leadership of Marty and Jamie.”