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ThinkAnalytics names Lat-Am sales chief

Rick Schiavinato

Rick Schiavinato

Search and recommendation specialist ThinkAnalytics has named Rick Schiavinato as Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Latin America, where he will be responsible for leading sales and marketing.

Schiavinato, who holds both US and Brazilian citizenship, previously worked in business development for Genesis Networks following four years based in São Paulo as the Brazil country manager for Wesco distribution, a multinational electronics distribution and services company. He has also served as vice-president of sales and marketing for Hitachi Communication Technologies America; and vice-president of operations, customer service and inside sales at Arris.

“We already have customers live in the region and a significant opportunity to capitalise on, just as we have done with leading market share in North America and Europe with broadcasters and service providers. Schiavinato brings unrivalled experience in business development for the LatAm market with a particular focus on the service provider sector, as well as being a Spanish speaker and fluent in Portuguese. Rick will lead our plans for the Lat-Am market bringing local support and expertise to the region. ThinkAnalytics firmly believes in not just providing leading Search and Recommendations technology but also locally based experience and expertise to ensure that our customers gain maximum benefit from our solutions,” said Eddie Young, chairman of ThinkAnalytics.