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.


Jim Ball | Chief Marketing Officer

Jim Ball oversees all world wide marketing efforts for Signiant. With a background in both the manufacturing and production side of the media and entertainment industry, Jim has successfully lead marketing teams for prominent media technology companies such as NewTek and Avid. Earlier in his career, Jim worked with Boston’s largest audio, film, and video production company, National Boston Production Center. There, he directed an award-winning team of media professionals that created short-form radio and TV commercial production, broadcast graphic design packages, and long format corporate marketing videos for Fortune 1000 companies. When he’s not at work for Signiant, Jim enjoys following the NFL, being with family and playing blues guitar. 


Cory Bialowas | Sr. Vice President, Product Management

Cory Bialowas joined Signiant as Senior Vice President of Product Management in 2015, bringing two decades of experience with technology companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100. Cory’s proven success at leading teams to translate technology into successful products makes him an invaluable asset to both Signiant and the global network of over 100,000 users of Signiant software. Before joining Signiant, Cory held senior product management roles at companies such as IBM, Wind River (an Intel Company) and NetFore Systems, all based in the technology hub of Ottawa, Canada, where Signiant’s research and development offices are also located. When not corralling Signiant’s product development teams, Cory is a dedicated coach for Ottawa girls’ youth ringette and soccer teams, helping to teach teamwork, fitness and instill confidence. He also volunteers as a member of the Ottawa Refugee Assistance Group, aiding families from war torn areas such as Eritrea and Syria with furniture, clothing and technology needs.

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