Espial, a maker of video software and applications that is active in the Reference Design Kit (RDK) market, has named cable vet Jeffrey Huppertz to the new post of vice president of marketing and business development, where he’ll head up strategic partnerships and customer relationships and heading the company’s international marketing and business development.
Prior to joining Espial, Huppertz served as senior vice president, business and corporate development, at SeaWell Networks, an adaptive bit rate video tech specialist that was sold to Arris in 2014 for $5.7 million. He is also late of RL Drake, BroadLogic Network Technologies (now part of Broadcom), OpenTV, and Motorola (now part of Arris), Scientific-Atlanta (now part of Cisco Systems), and an IP video startup called ClearBand. He holds a BS in computer science form the University of Illinois, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
“We are excited to bring Jeff, a highly regarded industry executive with extensive technology expertise, to our growing Espial team,” said Jaison Dolvane, Espial CEO, in a statement. “Espial’s rich and engaging video user experience solutions, based on RDK and HTML5, are gaining industry momentum and adoption. Jeff’s experience in software, marketing, and business leadership make him an ideal fit to drive our continued success.”
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