Espial Appoints Jeff Huppertz as VP of Marketing and Business Development
OTTAWA, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)-March 10, 2015-Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that Jeffrey Huppertz has been appointed as its new vice president of marketing and business development. His responsibilities include forging strategic partnerships, developing key customer relationships and driving Espial’s international marketing and business development.
“We are excited to bring Jeff, a highly regarded industry executive with extensive technology expertise, to our growing Espial team,” said Jaison Dolvane, Espial CEO. “Espial’s rich and engaging video user experience solutions, based on RDK and HTML5, are gaining industry momentum and adoption. Jeff’s experience in software, marketing, and business leadership make him an ideal fit to drive our continued success.”
Named a Cable TV Pioneer in 2011, Huppertz brings over 25 years of leadership experience in the cable and telecommunications industry. Prior to joining Espial, Huppertz served as senior vice president, business and corporate development, at SeaWell Networks where he helped engineer the company’s acquisition by ARRIS in 2014. He has also served as CEO at RL Drake, an American cable TV equipment manufacturer committed to designing and building highly innovative communications solutions for over 50 years.
Earlier positions include serving as OpenTV’s vice president for North American markets, and as director of business development and strategy in Motorola’s broadband communications sector. At Motorola, Huppertz played a seminal role in their $17 billion acquisition of General Instrument in 1999. His responsibilities also encompassed strategic planning for Motorola’s digital set-tops and high-speed cable modems, as well as partnerships and equity investments with content and technology companies.
Previously, Huppertz served with Scientific-Atlanta (now part of Cisco) as director of subscriber video systems. During this time, he more than doubled revenues to over half a billion dollars for this key product line, and oversaw launch of the first digital set-top platform in Time Warner’s Full Service Network.
A recognized industry agent of change, Huppertz played key roles creating the earliest on-screen program guides, introducing high-speed Internet solutions, and new services such as digital music and downloadable video games.
He holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Huppertz holds three patents in the area of broadband networks.
More information about Espial products and solutions is available at www.espial.com.
About Espial (www.espial.com)
Espial is a leading supplier of digital TV and IPTV software and solutions to cable MSOs and telecommunications operators as well as consumer electronics manufacturers. Espial’s middleware, video-on-demand, and browser products power a diverse range of pay-TV and Internet TV business models. Over 35 million licenses of its patented software are in use across the world. Espial is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada and has offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Visit www.espial.com or contact via phone at +1 613 230 4770.
Kirk Edwardson, 613-301-3423
Director of Marketing