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.


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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.


 

Jon Finegold | Chief Marketing Officer

Jon joined Signiant as Chief Marketing Officer in 2017, bringing 20+ years of experience in launching and growing software companies. Jon was a pioneer in SaaS, helping launch OpenAir in 1999, one of the first B2B SaaS offerings which was acquired by NetSuite in 2008 (and later Oracle) and remains a leader in its category today. Jon also led the launch of where.com, a SaaS platform for mobile location aware advertising, which was acquired by Paypal in 2011. Jon was Chief Marketing officer at Scratch Wireless from launch through acquisition and then founded and ran a consulting firm called Digital Jolt to offer part-time CMO services to early stage technology companies. Jon began his career as a software engineer and brings a strong technical and analytical background to his work at Signiant. He has a B.Sc. in Mathematics from Allegheny College and a Masters from the MIT Sloan School of Management.


Rick Clarkson | Chief Strategy Officer

Rick Clarkson rejoined Signiant in 2018, filling the newly created position of Chief Strategy Officer to steer the roadmap for new services that leverage Signiant’s market-leading SaaS platform and huge global footprint in the Media & Entertainment space. In his previous eight-year tenure at Signiant, Rick was one of the leaders in the company’s SaaS transition. His vision of using cloud technology to build a powerfully simple file transfer solution led to the category-defining Media Shuttle product, Signiant’s first SaaS offering. With over 25 years in software technology, Rick spent his early career as an engineer and moved into leadership roles in Product Management and strategy working with companies to include SevOne, VidSys, Motorola, Sightpath, Cisco and others. When Rick is not busy defining the next big thing for Signiant, he spends his time golfing, traveling with family, enjoying wine and cheering on all the Boston sports teams. Rick has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from Bentley University.


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Kevin Scott | Chief Business Development Officer

Kevin joined Signiant as Chief Business Development Officer in 2018, bringing more than 20 years of broad media industry experience to the Company. Before joining Signiant, Kevin consulted to large media organizations on technology and operations strategy. Prior to this, Kevin was Senior Vice President of Strategic Development at Ascent Media where he co-managed Ascent’s digital services businesses and led business strategy, marketing and sales efforts to extend the company’s services across the digital media supply chain. Earlier, Kevin had business development, marketing and strategy roles at DIRECTV, Deluxe Entertainment Services and several media-focused startups. Kevin has BS and MS degrees in engineering from Stanford and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.


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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.