Executive Profiles

Margaret Craig | Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Margaret Craig brings a wealth of industry experience to Signiant’s business and growth strategy, with a successful career spanning executive management roles at leading global media technology, software and managed services companies. Prior to assuming leadership of Signiant in October 2011, Margaret served as COO of Ascent Media Network Services, a provider of content creation, management and distribution services. There she led the technology transition to file-based infrastructure and oversaw contract negotiations with some of the world’s largest broadcast organizations. Prior to Ascent Media, Margaret was the CEO of publicly-traded Leitch Technology, a global provider of technical infrastructure for television production and transmission; and served as President of Snell & Wilcox, a provider of video image processing software and hardware.

Adam Feinzig | Chief Financial Officer

Adam brings 20 years of financial and operational experience in the technology industry to Signiant with significant focus on growth and evolving business models at venture-backed companies. Before joining Signiant, Adam was CFO at Sermo, the largest online physician community in the U.S., where he helped scale the digital media company across multiple channels and regions. Prior to this, Feinzig was vice president of finance at Gomez – an Internet infrastructure company – during the time when the rapidly growing SaaS company was in the SEC filing process to go public and was sold to Compuware in a highly successful transaction. A CPA by background, earlier Feinzig held senior leadership positions at Stratus Technologies and Notara, and worked within the Technology  Industry Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Rick Cramer | Sr. Vice President, Global Field Operations

A 20-year veteran of the high-tech industry, Rick Cramer has a wealth of executive-level experience, combined with expertise in growing software businesses from the ground up. Before joining Signiant, he served as senior vice president of worldwide sales & marketing at Centra where he helped establish the company as a leader in Web-based collaboration. Prior to Centra, Rick was president and CEO of Veridiem, where he engineered a successful restart from an ASP-based marketing consultancy to an enterprise software and services company. Rick was a founding member and executive vice president at Avid Technology where he grew revenues to $400M, and was instrumental in Avid’s successful IPO. Prior to Avid, Rick held sales and marketing positions with Apollo Computer and Xerox Corporation.

 

Ian Hamilton | Chief Technology Officer

Ian Hamilton has been an innovator and entrepreneur in Internetworking infrastructure and applications for more than 20 years. As a founding member of Signiant, he has led the development of innovative software solutions to address the challenges of fast, secure content distribution over the public Internet and private intranets for many of the media and entertainment industries’ largest companies. Prior to Signiant, Ian was Chairman and Vice President of Product Development at ISOTRO Network Management. He was responsible for launching ISOTRO’s software business unit and created the NetID product suite before the company was successfully acquired by Bay Networks. Ian held senior management positions at Bay Networks and subsequently Nortel Networks, from which Signiant emerged. Previously Ian was a Member of Scientific Staff at Bell Northern Research performing applied research and development in the areas of Internetworking and security.

Rick Clarkson | Vice President, Product Management

Rick Clarkson’s strategic vision and customer focus enables him to bring innovative products to market. As the Vice President of Product Management, Rick is responsible for driving development of Signiant’s market-leading products. Prior to joining Signiant, he was one of the visionaries behind the surveillance and Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software platform at VidSys. Rick led product management efforts for the ACNS, Web caching and routing technologies at Cisco, helping to establish their strong position in the CDN market. With more than 20 years of  experience, he previously held senior product roles at Sightpath, Artel Video, Open Development and GTE.

 Katie Staveley, VP Marketing

Katie Staveley | Vice President, Marketing

An up and coming marketing executive, Katie has over a decade of experience marketing B2B software and technology solutions. Prior to joining Signiant Ms. Staveley worked at Acquia, a rapidly growing SaaS company, where she helped drive awareness and adoption of Acquia’s services for open-source Drupal.  Before Acquia, Katie held marketing positions as other successful B2B software companies including Mercury Interactive (acquired by HP for $4.5 billion), Hewlett-Packard Software Division, and Empirix.  Katie also worked with 3D Printer Manufacturer – Objet Geometries who recently merged with Stratasys for a combined value of $1.4 billion. Katie holds an undergraduate degree from Rivier University and an MBA from Bentley University.

Brian Bailey | Vice President, SaaS Operations and Customer Care

Over the last 16 years as a software company executive, Brian has built and led sales-support, professional services and customer support organizations, managing staff and customer satisfaction in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Prior to Signiant, Brian held executive positions at emerging software companies including Centrepath (managed optical networking), Lakeview Technology (disaster recovery), Praxis International (database replication), and Platinum Technology (CRM).

 

Nelson D. Hsu | Vice President, Business Development & Alliances

Nelson is a highly accomplished business leader and innovator focused on building companies and products. With over 20 years of experience as a strategic business development executive, his market insight and ability to develop successful alliances drives Signiant’s market presence and growth.  Prior to Signiant, Nelson consulted with leading enterprise and start-up companies in the areas of Media & Entertainment, BigData, SaaS, Managed Services and virtualization.  He has held executive roles at EMC, Stratus, Avid Technology, Attunity and start-ups, including founding his own nationwide voice ASP – Voxeo.  In these roles, he defined EMC’s virtualization management strategy – IONIX, which was acquired by VMware; led product marketing for the EMC IaaS business unit (Mozy, Atmos); led Avid’s storage business unit; built Stratus’ Managed Services; re-positioned Attunity for the analytics and BigData market; deployed the first nationwide SIP-based network, and has contributed to five IETF standards including SQL, ODBC and VXML. Nelson has successfully built strategic alliances, channel and OEM relationships with partners including Cisco, HP, Intel, Microsoft and Oracle – developing partnerships and alliances across vertical domains including M&E, Financial Services, Healthcare and Service Providers.

Greg Hoskin

Greg Hoskin | Managing Director, EMEA and APAC

With more than two decades of experience leading high-growth media technology businesses, Mr. Hoskin joined Signiant to continue to build awareness and adoption of the entire portfolio of file movement software, and to scale Signiant’s operations in the European and Asia-Pacific geographies to support the explosive growth of Media Shuttle. Prior to joining Signiant, Greg served as an executive at Omnibus, a leading provider of content delivery software, seeing through its acquisition by Miranda where he served as general manager and in key sales leadership positions.  Prior to Miranda, Mr. Hoskin was Managing Director of Megahertz Broadcast Systems, one of the world’s premier independent broadcasting systems integrators. He also served as Vice President of Sales & Operations for Omneon, where he led EMEA activities for the start-up supplier of media servers during the period of market disruption and rapid growth that led to Omneon’s dominant market position.

Robert Browne | Founder and North America Strategic Accounts

Robert Browne has more than 25 years of entrepreneurial business development experience. As Signiant’s founder, Robert obtained the venture capital and led the initiative to spin out Signiant from Nortel in 2000. Since then, Robert has helped position Signiant as the leading intelligent file transfer software vendor in all segments of the Media and Entertainment industry. Robert has formed strategic relationships with leading M&E companies to assist them with their file-based workflow initiatives, and worked with customers on major projects such as and online Video on Demand solution for the Beijing and Vancouver Olympics. Today he is actively involved with strategic enterprise initiatives to establish market share in new and emerging markets. Robert is a noted industry speaker and author of many articles and whitepapers on the quantifiable business benefits of accelerated, intelligent file movement and content security.