RAMSEY, N.J., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- High Speed Video (HSV), the only provider of software based enterprise-grade video communications and desktop-telepresence as an end-to-end managed service, announced today that it is expanding its executive team with the appointment of Bob Russell as executive vice president of strategic development reporting to Michael Maresca, CEO of High Speed Video.
"Bob's track of leadership within technology, healthcare, publishing, government and defense industries towards growing revenue, defining integrated solutions, and forming strategic alliances is critical to the new opportunities on the horizon for High Speed Video," said Michael Maresca, CEO of High Speed Video. "As we continue to grow the market for through our disruptive SaaS based solutions for video conferencing, Bob's experience in successfully expanding businesses within multiple vertical market segments becomes essential to HSV."
Bob brings global sales, marketing, technology, and governance experience to HSV, most recently as CEO-in-residence at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. In this capacity Bob was responsible for commercializing the university's intellectual property and various new technologies with global technology brands and Fortune 500 companies.
Previously, Bob was chairman and CEO of Axeda, the leading machine-to-machine (M2M) application platform company for deploying and managing connected products in a cloud based environment. Prior to this Bob was President of Thomson Learning, Lifelong Learning Group, a division of the Thomson Corporation. Earlier in his career, Bob served as the President of the Construction Information Group at the McGraw-Hill Companies and served several executive roles at Digital Equipment Corporation and other technology companies.
In these roles Bob Russell has been recognized as a builder of businesses and delivering record revenues and award winning results under his leadership. He currently serves on board of directors of several companies.
At HSV, Bob will be responsible for expanding the company's sales, business development, product roadmap and strategic alliances' initiatives for HSV's fully managed SaaS based desktop Telepresence and video conferencing services.
"High Speed Video is redefining the role of video communications across multiple enterprise and vertical market segments," said Bob Russell, executive vice president of strategic development at High Speed Video. "This is a tremendous opportunity to bring video communications as a mission critical application to multiple vertical markets through HSV's fully managed service for desktop telepresence and enterprise video conferencing."
HSV is the first and only software based, fully managed service delivering enterprise grade video communications that is within the reach of large enterprises and small businesses alike. By democratizing enterprise video communications – video conferencing and telepresence - through a patented IP network based Software as a Service (SaaS) platform, HSV is extending the reach of affordable video communications to every desktop and mobile handset within an enterprise.
HSV is deployed worldwide across major global brand name enterprise customers. Our customers include NFL, MLB, and others. HSV has been nominated for a Sports Emmy for use in the NFL's highly successful Team Cam network. Headquartered in Ramsey, New Jersey, HSV is privately held. For more information visit: www.hsvideo.net or email: [email protected].
SOURCE High Speed Video