Content security specialist Friend MTS has named John Ward as EVP, Americas and Andrew Shindler as general counsel.
Ward will be responsible for creating and managing both the sales and operations across North and South America. Most recently, he served as CTO for iNDEMAND, the US cable consortium, where he was responsible for the distribution of premium VOD and PPV entertainment to more than 200 North American TV operators.
He has also worked foxr Deluxe Creative Services, AT&T Mobility & Entertainment and DirecTV among others.
Shindler was previously partner for Locke Lord (UK) LLP, where he represented clients in technology. He has also served as partner and head of IT at the European law firm, SJ Berwin LLP, latterly part of King & Wood Mallesons.
“John and Andrew are experienced executives with a tremendous background in sports and media who will be important additions to the team as we continue to develop industry leading content protection products and technology. Their expertise will enhance our ability to provide our valued customers and partners with cutting-edge advanced piracy solutions as we innovate to meet their needs,” said Derek Chang, CEO of Friend MTS.
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