Concurrent said today that David King has been hired as the company’s chief marketing officer.

In the newly created position, King will be responsible for all aspects of Concurrent’s global corporate marketing strategy, strategic alliances and channel partnerships. He will report directly to president and CEO Dan Mondor. Mondor took over as Concurrent’s CEO in April when he replaced Gary Trimm (story here).

David King
Concurrent's David King

“David brings extensive experience in global marketing and strategic business development,” Mondor said. “We are pleased to have a leader of David’s caliber join Concurrent’s senior management team as we continue to build Concurrent's global leadership in on-demand and real-time technology.”

Prior to joining Concurrent, King served as vice president of global marketing for NEC, a provider of network integrated solutions, where he oversaw all global marketing and public relations activities. He was also responsible for global product and application portfolio strategy, and was instrumental in developing strategic partnerships with Cisco and Microsoft, according to Concurrent.

Concurrent’s MediaHawk on-demand platform has been selected for VOD deployments by several cable operators. In April, Cox Communications said it would deploy MediaHawk 4500 servers across its entire VOD-enabled footprint (story here).

The MediaHawk was used by Time Warner Cable for the cable operator’s first Start Over rollout in Columbia, S.C., three years ago, and it was also selected for the same duty earlier this year in Bright House Network’s Start Over deployment (story here).

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