Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ladies & Gentlemen -- Introducing Our New COO -- Eric Quanstrom!

Okay, so I can't contain myself. I am breaking my own press embargo to be the first to announce that Eric Quanstrom is our new COO (promoted from VP Marketing & Strategy). Let me assure you -- this does not mean that he is letting go any of his pre-existing responsibilities. I will have none of that! Rather, I am heaping several more responsibilities onto him! Why? Because he is smart, talented, dedicated, passionate and a true team player. He can handle it -- and he wants to handle it!

I had the good fortune of being introduced to Eric back in 2007 by fellow good guy Mark Ewen (a name many of you in the tech/mobile industry will know) -- and I immediately offered him the job of VP Marketing at my former company, SightSpeed. I then had the good fortune of him accepting that offer and seeing his talents first-hand. Bottom line -- Eric was a significant driver of our success at SightSpeed, which ultimately led to our acquisition by Logitech back in 2008.

Fast forward -- Eric agreed to join me at Sorenson Media after that acquisition (glutton for punishment???), where he has been a key driver of our overall success for his 1.5 years. And, he is a true business partner in every sense of the word.

Congratulations Eric -- truly well deserved. And, forgive me for jumping the gun. But, I had no choice in the matter. My flight from LAX to London (for Streaming Media Europe) departs shortly and I doubt American Airlines will have wi-fi!

(Stay tune for the official press release announcing this promotion in the hours ahead ....)