LONDON and LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ThinkAnalytics™, developer of the world's most deployed multiplatform TV search and recommendations engine, today announced the appointment of Rich Soucie as the Vice President of Business Development, where he will be responsible for leading the company's strategic partnerships and key accounts. He will also spearhead the opening of a new office in Silicon Valley, California—managing the company's new and existing business in the area. Rich will report to Eddie Young, CEO of ThinkAnalytics, and will work closely with Christy Martin, Chief Technical Advisor of ThinkAnalytics on strategic business development.
"Rich has an impeccable record of accomplishment opening new sales channels in this industry, with an in-depth understanding of legacy and next-gen TV systems," said Eddie Young, Chairman, ThinkAnalytics. "At a time of significant growth and opportunities domestically and internationally, we look forward to leveraging Rich's expertise to further expand the deployment of Intelligent Navigation and personalized recommendations, which have a profound impact on operator business results, and increase subscription value."
Rich has over 20 years of product management, marketing and business development experience in the telecommunications and networking industry. Most recently, Rich served as Director, Global Telecom Operations at ARRIS, leading teams of diverse telecom professionals on assignment at Google. Prior to ARRIS, he was responsible for customer operations, integration programs and strategic technology partnerships at Comcast (formerly Radiance Technologies). Previously, Rich was Director of Product Management at Alopa Networks which was later sold to C-COR Inc., where he was responsible for the strategic planning and direction of Alopa's multi-service broadband provisioning and management products. Earlier in his career, he held various senior product management roles for P-Cube, Copper Mountain Networks, Nortel, and others.
ThinkAnalytics has a customer base of over 50 operators and content providers worldwide serving more than 130 million licensed subscribers. Customers include: Cox Communications, Fox, Liberty Global, BSkyB, Swisscom, Optus, Unitymedia in Germany, Zon in Portugal, and Nordic operator Canal Digital. The platform is available as a cloud-based, on-premise or hosted solution.
ThinkAnalytics offers personalized recommendations that are based on the industry's most comprehensive data and text mining platform, powering search and recommendations that combine multiple sources of data across screens in 17 languages. The platform is available as a cloud-based or on-premise solution.
ThinkAnalytics is the leading provider and most widely deployed real-time personalized content and recommendations engine in the market today, bringing together intelligent search with comprehensive media content recommendations. ThinkAnalytics Recommendations Engine broadens customers' tastes with a unique personalised experience for live linear TV, VOD and over-the-top, delivered through multiple platforms including the set-top box, Web, IPTV, tablet, mobile, and more.
ThinkAnalytics' technology services more than 130 million subscribers worldwide. ThinkAnalytics is a private, employee-owned company. ThinkAnalytics is jointly headquartered in the US and United Kingdom with offices in London, Glasgow, Los Angeles, and San Jose, and has partnerships with leading media corporations worldwide. For more information please go to: www.ThinkAnalytics.com.