Thomson Video Networks has named Stephan Richard as vice president, strategy and business development. Based in San Francisco, California, Richard is responsible for managing and developing the company’s OTT partnerships and alliances in North, Central, and South America.
Richard joined Thomson Video Networks from Sling Media, an Echostar company, where he served as director of product management. He also held the position of product manager and sales engineer at Modulus Video and worked in various engineering, sales, and marketing capacities for Kasenna, now Espial, a VOD and middleware company.
“Momentum is building for Thomson Video Networks solutions in the U.S. and throughout the Americas — particularly with regard to OTT deployments — and we’ve had several recent major successes in the region,” said Eric Gallier, vice president, marketing, Thomson Video Networks. “With a proven track record of driving company success, Stephan is the ideal choice to shape our OTT marketing vision and to pursue partnership opportunities within the video ecosystem and beyond. He brings a wealth of leadership expertise and functional capabilities to this role.”