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Friend MTS names commercial chief

Content revenue protection technology outfit Friend MTS has named Simon Williamson as chief commercial officer to drive global business growth.

Simon Williamson

Williamson was previously VP of client business at telecom and media software and services provider Amdocs. He has also held positions at JacobsRimell and Thomson Reuters.

At Friend MTS he will be charged with supporting the company’s growth in the North American and Asia Pacific markets, with responsibilities spanning worldwide sales, marketing and the development of technology partnerships

Jonathan Friend, CEO, Friend MTS said: “We’re seeing significant growth in the adoption of our theft prevention technologies – including our market-leading ASiD product – to protect against revenue loss to pirate IPTV and other illicit video services.   Simon’s knowledge and track record in driving growth through an innovative and consultative approach to business development gels well with our position and reputation in the market.”

Williamson said: “In addition to driving business expansion, I’m really looking forward to building relationships with Friend MTS’ existing client base, which includes industry titans like Sky, Premier League, BT Sport, CBS, NBC Sports, Univision and DirecTV Latin America.”