MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chyron (Nasdaq: CHYR) today announced that Susan Brazer has been named Chief Commercial Officer.
Effective immediately, Brazer, will have global responsibility for Chyron's commercial strategy and all product and services revenues, directing its worldwide sales network of direct sales, resellers/systems integrators and joint ventures in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
"Susan Brazer is an outstanding business executive in converging media and emerging technologies, with a breadth of experience in broadcast, mobile, Internet/web 2.0 and consumer electronics. Susan is an ideal commercial leader for Chyron as her experience in scaling disruptive new media distribution platforms is the perfect match for Chyron's live broadcast graphics workflow and content creation in the cloud solutions," said Michael Wellesley-Wesley, Chyron CEO.
"Chyron is a well recognized leader for its best-of-class live broadcast graphics and with its new content creation in the cloud service, it can set the next generation paradigm for content collaboration, immediacy and cost-efficiencies for large segments of media ecosystem," said Brazer.
Most recently Ms. Brazer has been Managing Director of LionShare Strategies, a business development and product innovation group that creates profitable new products/services, lines-of-business, markets, strategic alliances and investments. Prior to this Ms. Brazer was VP Corporate Development and Product Strategy at Virgin Mobile USA, where she led next generation decisions on its migration to 3G EVDO services. She also held the positions of Executive Vice President for Kirch Media's Prisma iVentures for the FIFA World Cup and Senior Vice President for Viacom's Showtime service in the Middle East, featuring MTV, VH1, The Movie Channel, Paramount, Nickelodeon, TV Land, Bloomberg and Discovery channels. Ms. Brazer introduced digital satellite and cable TV services in Europe for SES ASTRA and led the launch of the first compressed digital TV systems for DirecTV at Compression Labs.
Ms. Brazer's genesis in innovation comes from Apple Computer, where she launched the first portable computer and helped concept Apple's first PDA--the Newton and Knowledge Navigator. She started her career in M&A at PepsiCo with the acquisition of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Ms. Brazer holds a B.A. in Economics from Brandeis University, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and attended London School of Economics. She mentors at Princeton University's Keller School of Engineering and serves as an Advisor to the Princeton Pipeline and the New Jersey Technology Council's Communications & Media Board.
As the pioneer of Graphics as a Service for all digital video media Chyron continues to define and dominate the world of digital and broadcast graphics with Web, Mobile, HD, 3D, and newsroom integration solutions. Winner of numerous awards, including two Emmys, Chyron has proven itself as the undisputed leader in the industry with sophisticated graphics offerings that include Chyron's AXIS Graphics online content creation software, HD/SD switchable on-air graphics systems, clip servers, channel branding and telestration systems, graphics asset management and XMP integration solutions, the award-winning WAPSTR mobile phone newsgathering application as well as digital signage. For more information about Chyron products and services, please visit the company websites at www.chyron.com, www.chytv.com and www.axisgraphics.tv. For the Company's Investor Relations site, please visit www.chyron.com and click on Investors. (NASDAQ: CHYR).