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SeaChange Taps McEvoy As General Counsel

SeaChange International named David McEvoy general counsel, with the company citing his M&A experience as well as his legal background across various industries to help in "maximizing the value" of its software and intellectual property.

McEvoy reports to Michael Bornak, SeaChange's chief financial officer, treasurer, secretary and senior vice president of finance and administration. The company hired Bornak, formerly CFO of Tollgrade Communications, in January.

Most recently McEvoy was general counsel for Peoplefluent, a provider of hosted talent management software. He also has worked for ATG (acquired by Oracle), VeriFone Systems (acquired by GTCR), Aprisma Management Technologies (acquired by Concord Communications), and The Learning Company/Broderbund (acquired by Mattel and The Gores Group). McEvoy also has been an attorney at two large Boston law firms, Powers & Hall PC and Hutchins & Wheeler.

"David's extensive background will assist us in maximizing the value of our software and intellectual property, and serve us well as we internalize our legal work to realize further general and administrative cost savings and streamline our processes," Bornak said in a statement.

SeaChange has been transforming itself into a pure-play software company. Earlier this year the vendor spun off its broadcast server and storage business as XOR Media to a private investment group, and in May SeaChange sold its U.K.-based On Demand Group to media-services firm Avail-TVN for $27 million.

Last month, SeaChange announced its purchase of Flashlight Engineering and Consulting, a privately held 20-employee interactive TV developer in Portland, Ore., for an undisclosed sum.