SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VideoSurf, the leader in video discovery, today announced that industry veteran Jeff Clark has been named Executive Vice President Sales, Marketing and Business Development.
Clark brings more than two decades of experience in the technology and media industries to VideoSurf. In his new role, Clark is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the sales and marketing team. Clark joins VideoSurf from CBS Interactive where he served as the Vice President and General Manager of Entertainment. During his tenure he was responsible for the network's flagship property CBS.com and the distribution of all online ad-supported video. Prior to CBS, Jeff was a co-founder of Dotspotter, an early social media platform that was acquired by CBS.
"Jeff brings impressive media experience to VideoSurf which will prove invaluable as we scale our business into new markets," said Lior Delgo, CEO and Co-Founder of VideoSurf.
"VideoSurf sits at the intersection of what makes this business exciting – media and technology," says Jeff Clark. "With our visual recognition technology, through a mobile phone's camera, we can identify people and objects within broadcast video, driving conversation and extending advertising across TV audiences."
Other executives joining the VideoSurf team earlier this year include Jean Harvey, Raghu Kodige and Joe Zachariah. Jean Harvey has been named Vice President of Marketing for VideoSurf and joins VideoSurf from TiVo where she was the Director of Product Management for Consumer Advertising and Applications across all retail and licensed platforms. Raghu Kodige has been named Vice President of Product and oversees all product development at VideoSurf. Previously Kodige served as Director of Product Management at Yahoo!, responsible for content platforms. Joe Zachariah also has joined the team as Vice President of Engineering. Prior to VideoSurf, Zachariah served as the Director of Engineering at Yahoo! where he helped build content optimization and personalization platforms. His expertise is building successful global web products at scale.
"We are proud to have these incredible executives join VideoSurf, and believe they will be instrumental in driving industry and consumer awareness, new revenue opportunities, and expand their product and marketing capabilities as they continue to scale the business," said Lior Delgo, CEO and Co-Founder of VideoSurf.
VideoSurf, Inc. is the leading video discovery company. Its mission is to help consumers find what to watch from the world of video in an experience that is uniquely theirs. VideoSurf combines social insights with patented video recognition technology to discover, search and identify videos on any device. VideoSurf's technology "sees" frames inside videos, providing superior search results and an enhanced user experience. VideoSurf reaches over 20 million unique users per month, including close to 17 million who visit www.videosurf.com. VideoSurf was founded by a team of proven entrepreneurs and leading experts in search, computer vision and fast computation: Lior Delgo, CEO, Prof. Achi Brandt, Chief Scientist; Dr. Eitan Sharon, Chief Technology Officer; Shai Deljo, Chief Operating Officer. The company is based in San Mateo, California. For more information, visit www.videosurf.com or www.videosurf.com/mobile.
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