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Ooyala names new COO

Mike Nikzad

Mike Nikzad

Online video technology specialist Ooyala has named Mike Nikzad as its chief operating officer.

Nikzad will be responsible for leading daily operations of the business with emphasis on Ooyala’s product lifecycle, including inception, development, delivery, support, and all customer deployments.

Prior to Ooyala, Nikzad was the COO of Syncplicity, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company for enterprise file collaboration. He also held COO positions with EMC’s consumer and small business division and NewNet Communication Technologies.

“I’m very excited to work with our global team of talented and skilled professionals at Ooyala to deliver the highest quality and market-leading solutions to our customers. At Ooyala, we have an impressive set of technology innovations that solve complex business problems for our customers. With our portfolio of IVP solutions, backed by analytics and strong partnerships­ ­– including Microsoft and Adobe –I’m confident in our ability to generate tremendous value for our customers,” said Nikzad.

“Mike and I have worked together in numerous previous companies. As we have in the past and together with our teams, we will work to forge strong customer partnerships driven by leading edge solutions and a customer first ethos. I am excited Mike has decided to join us and look forward to working together again,” said Ooyala CEO Jonathan Huberman.