Friend MTS appoints Andy Haynes as SVP of engineering

Video security solutions provider Friend MTS has hired cybersecurity executive Andy Haynes to serve as senior vice president of engineering.

Andy holds a PhD in image analysis, with 20 years of experience working in cyber security and the media industry, developing and deploying broadcast security solutions around the world.

The company said Andy’s background in leading and growing successful development teams will help Friend MTS underpin its current growth trajectory with the continued development of world-leading products and services.

“You can measure the success of a company by the list of customers it works with and consistently retains,” said Andy, “and that’s one of the main reasons that I was so excited to join Friend MTS; the portfolio of world-leading customers is outstanding. I was also excited by the strategy and ambition of the company. I am delighted to join at a time when we are growing significantly.”

Shane McCarthy, CEO of Friend MTS added, “I am delighted that Andy agreed to join the leadership team, at a time where we are experiencing significant growth. His experience of managing high-performing development teams at scale will be crucial to ensure we continue to retain and grow the list of leading sports rights and content rights owners globally. Our Emmy® award-winning solutions are at the core of our success, and we will continue to invest in our team that ensures it stays one step ahead of piracy and its ever-changing tactics. Our continued expansion will help us to reach and support more customers with the data, solutions and expertise they need to secure their content from theft.”

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