Former Cisco Exec Joins Qwilt

Qwilt, a maker of online video delivery and open caching products, said it has tapped former Cisco Systems exec Jesper Knutsson as vice president of sales.

In that role, Knutsson will head up Qwilt’s overall sales strategy and growth initiatives for the Americas.

Knutsson most recently was with Cisco, joining them following Cisco’s $5 billion acquisition of video software and security specialist NDS in 2012.

“The transformation from broadcast television to internet TV is at a critical juncture – a myriad of streaming content options and insatiable demand from subscribers are top of mind issues for network operators who must architect their networks to meet this demand,” Alon Maor, Qwilt’s CEO, in a statement. “We’re glad to have a sales leader like Jesper join our team and scale our sales efforts so more network operators can benefit from an open caching solution that increases network capacity and improves subscriber quality of experience. We expect his extensive industry experience and remarkable sales success will continue to accelerate Qwilt’s growth and expansion. ”

“Streaming video is ubiquitous in today’s society,” Knutsson added. “Consumers are cutting the cord and relying on OTT video for everything from Netflix to live streaming major events such as an NFL game or the Oscars. Qwilt has established itself as a leader in working with network operators to address the issues related to the industry transformation from broadcast to Internet TV. I look forward to my new role guiding Qwilt’s sales teams as we work with network operators to scale their networks for streaming video. ”