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Rovi hires ex-Arris exec as EVP

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:37pm
Brian Santo

Former Motorola/Arris executive John Burke will join Rovi Corp. as executive vice president and chief operating officer on Tuesday (March 18).

Burke will be responsible for leading Rovi’s business groups in discovery technologies, including oversight of product management, engineering, office of the CTO, and professional services.

At Arris, Burke had been senior vice president, corporate development & strategy, and president, cloud solutions business. He came to Arris through the acquisition of the Motorola Home business from Google, where he served as senior vice president and general manager of the converged solutions business. 

Previously, Mr. Burke worked in various capacities at Motorola, including senior vice president and general manager of Motorola’s Broadband Home Solutions from 2007 to 2010.  Burke joined Motorola in 2000 with the acquisition of General Instrument, where he spent 15 years in a variety of leadership positions, including vice president and general manager of data & voice CPE Solutions. 

 “Rovi is in a strong position to continue to fuel the transformation of entertainment with compelling solutions that disrupt the status quo and enable companies to further personalize and monetize the entertainment experience,” said Mr. Burke. “I believe Rovi has the focus and core capabilities necessary to increase its industry influence and look forward to helping Tom and the rest of the executive team take a disciplined approach to driving growth, delighting customers, and creating stockholder value.”

At Rovi, Burke will report directly to Rovi’s president and CEO, Tom Carson, Mr. Burke will be based out of Rovi’s Radnor office in Pennsylvania.

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