Multi-screen vendor Clearleap has hired John Smith as vice president, new market development.
Smith most recently served as senior vice president, North American sales at Vubiquity, which is a global provider of multiplatform video services.
In this newly created position at Clearleap, Smith will be responsible for the company’s new market development and growth strategy while reporting to CEO Braxton Jarratt. His hiring came at a time of accelerated global expansion for Clearleap, which also raised an additional $20 million in a series C round of funding in November.
"In recent years, Clearleap has evolved from a start-up into one of the most trusted technology partners for leading service providers and content owners seeking to supercharge their efforts to deliver video across every screen," said Clearleap CEO Braxton Jarratt. "John is joining the company at a pivotal moment in our growth, and his deep experience in the telecommunications industry makes him an ideal choice to lead our continued market expansion and further cement our reputation as a leader in the Pay TV space."
In his 13 years at Vubiquity, Smith secured VOD business with all major service providers including Comcast Charter, and Cablevision, and established new revenue streams. He also built an affiliate sales team that secured distribution to every VOD home in North America, amounting to over 70 million homes. Prior to Vubiquity, Smith served as vice president, sales at In Demand, which recently partnered with Clearleap to upgrade the company’s distribution infrastructure and accelerate its cross-platform strategy.
"Coming from the video services world, I immediately recognized the value of Clearleap’s technology. It's clear that Braxton and his team are committed to setting a new standard in the video content and subscriber management space, and that's what really attracted me to this role," said Smith. "I'm looking forward to working closely with the management team to successfully expand Clearleap’s existing footprint.”