Clearleap has hired Joe Oesterling, most recently the EVP of technology and operations for Cbeyond, as its new chief operating officer. COO is a new position at Clearleap.

Oesterling will further develop and scale Clearleap’s engineering and operational processes and systems, while assisting in managing the company’s global expansion. He will also lead recruiting efforts for technology professionals, while reporting to CEO Braxton Jarratt.

Clearleap last November raised $20 million. The company said it plans to add 150 new employees this year.

In 14 years at Cbeyond, Oesterling was credited with helping to scale the business from a startup to $500M in revenue and taking the company through the IPO process.

Prior to Cbeyond, Oesterling held IT leadership roles with Capital One and Security Capital Group. He also led multiple IT strategy and business process reengineering engagements with companies in the financial and telecommunications industries while working for Booz Allen and Hamilton.

"Having a strong background in technology services, I immediately recognized the power, value and potential of Clearleap’s platform. Today, more than ever, the Pay TV industry needs to be on its toes and constantly adapting to new systems, formats and ultimately, consumer needs," said Oesterling.

Since launching in 2008, Clearleap has attracted a roster of customers for its multi-screen delivery platform that include HBO, Verizon, Time Warner and Scripps Networks.