Sorenson Media names Quanstrom new COO

Sorenson Media has named Eric Quanstrom, who guided the successful introduction of the Sorenson 360 online video platform to markets worldwide as VP of marketing and strategy, chief operating officer.

Quanstrom, said the company, played a key role in the company's overall growth in the past year, including building solid partnerships with Google, Avid and other major companies. He will continue to oversee marketing strategy in addition to his new duties as COO.

"Eric has earned the trust of everyone here at Sorenson Media and has demonstrated time and again that he is a team player who is absolutely committed to the company's long-term success," CEO Peter Csathy said. "Eric is talented, passionate about the overall opportunity, and a true business partner in every sense of the word. We are bullish about our prospects for continued accelerated growth in 2011."

Quanstrom joined the team in May 2009 after working with Csathy at video technology leader SightSpeed, Inc., which was acquired by Logitech, Inc. in 2008.

Sorenson also announced it would create an enterprise sales team, hiring two senior sales experts, Carl Thomas and Jim Curran. Thomas brings more than 20 years of sales experience to the position, including as former CMO and executive vice president of sales for and senior vice president of Universal Studios (where he and Csathy worked together to build long-term successful strategic partnerships and sales); and Curran, most recently director of U.S. sales for Truvisio, has led enterprise sales efforts for GE Capital IT Solutions and Netscape.

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