Penthera Names Dan Taitz As COO To Manage Surge In Company Growth
Multi-Screen Veteran to Lead Domestic, International Expansion
15 Dec, 2015, 09:30 ET
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Penthera, providing powerful download-to-go mobile video software, today announced the appointment of Daniel Taitz, a veteran senior executive of some of the most prominent media companies in the U.S., as the company's first chief operating officer effectively immediately.
He will also fill the role of executive vice president and will be a member of the board of directors. Taitz reports to Michael Willner, president and CEO of Penthera.
"We doubled our customer count this year and built a very strong client pipeline. To maintain this trajectory, Penthera is enhancing its sales strategy, casting a wider net to reach the entirety of the very large universe of businesses delivering video direct to consumers both in the U.S. and internationally," said Willner. "Dan, with his breadth of experience in corporate and business development of all aspects of traditional and digital media, will be a key player in the development and oversight of this expansion."
Penthera's Cache&Carry™ software, in use by major North American TV and content providers, enables smartphone and tablet users to download video files and view them when an Internet connection is unavailable. The award-winning software has powered millions of video downloads on Apple and Android mobile devices.
"I am excited to join a Penthera team that has already reached such critical company milestones. I look forward to contributing to the goal of making Cache&Carry the solution that powers the best downloading experience for customers of streaming services around the globe," said Taitz.
Taitz is known for transformative work with some of the biggest video delivery businesses, including serving as interim CEO for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc.; senior vice president of business affairs at Univision Communications Inc.; and general counsel and chief administrative officer at Oxygen Media Corp. where he negotiated the $1 billion sale of Oxygen to NBC Universal and led the company's transition team.
Penthera develops and deploys software products facilitating the delivery of TV shows, movies and other video content over wireless networks to mobile devices. Penthera's customers have included network providers, content owners, network operators, device manufacturers and other entities that need to deliver media content securely, reliably and verifiably to their customers and employees.
For more information, visit www.penthera.com.
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