Sohonet, a company providing connectivity and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) for the media and entertainment industry, announced the appointment of Chuck Parker to executive chairman.
Parker joins Sohonet following the acquisition of Unicorn Media, a provider of cloud video ad insertion technology, by Brightcove, a global provider of cloud services for video. Parker served as chief revenue officer at Unicorn and as VP of global media sales at Brightcove.
Previously, Parker spent 15 years at Technicolor where he served in a variety of roles, including chief commercial officer, president of Technicolor’s Broadcast and Digital Division and EVP/managing director of Technicolor’s International Home Entertainment division and CIO. Parker is also currently the chairman of the 2nd Screen Society, a digital video industry body he founded in 2012.
“We are very excited that Chuck has joined us full-time,” said Dave Scammell, CEO of Sohonet. “Over the past year, he has proven to be invaluable in his insight on the industry, and his drive and passion for the business is infectious. As we expand our renowned Sohonet Media Network (SMN) further into the cloud and grow our range of specialist, media-aware IaaS offerings, Chuck will drive these new offerings to market and ensure they are well tuned to the needs of our expanding client base.”