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.
Chief Executive Officer
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.
Chief Operating Officer and 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.
Chief Growth Officer
As Chief Growth Officer, Rick leads the global strategic sales and alliances organization of the company, focused on accelerating the worldwide growth of Signiant. With a proven track record of leadership, he has built a career in delivering technology solutions in global markets that help to transform the way we use and consume media.
Before joining Signiant, he led the global sales organization at Verizon Media Platform. Throughout his career, he has led high-performing teams in media, entertainment & technology, and strategy & enterprise development. Rick has found success innovating products and leading cross-functional enterprise sales teams by focusing on the business result and the processes required to get there. He has also held management positions at CNET Networks, The Walt Disney Company, and Ticketmaster. Rick attended the University of Southern California and holds a postgraduate diploma in economics from SOAS, University Of London.
Chief Solutions Officer
With over 30 years of software engineering experience, Mike has a passion for pushing the technology envelope. He has a proven track record of working alongside customers to create solutions to some of their most complex problems with an API-first mindset. A Media and Entertainment veteran, Mike has deep technical experience with media and its surrounding workflows. An Emmy Award winning technologist, prior to joining Signiant, Mike was CTO for IBM’s Aspera business unit and an IBM Distinguished Engineer. Mike was part of the executive team at Aspera when it was acquired by IBM in 2014. Prior to Aspera, Mike held several hands-on technical leadership positions, including CTO at Sorenson Media. Mike has deep networking experience having spent 14 years at Novell after the company acquired Excelan where he was a developer and technical leader for the LANWorkplace product, the first suite of TCP/IP utilities for DOS and Windows. As the Chief Solutions Officer at Signiant, Mike plays a hands-on role, where he works closely with customers and internal Signiant teams to bridge the gap between the solutions customers need and Signiant’s product and integration roadmap.
Chief Product Officer
Rick Clarkson rejoined Signiant in 2018, filling the newly created position of Chief Product 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 B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from Bentley University.
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.S. in Mathematics from Allegheny College and a Masters from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Senior Vice President, Software Development in Engineering
Shawn McCormick joined Signiant in 2019 as the SVP Engineering, bringing 25 years of experience in leading all aspects of product development in large and small companies alike. Most recently, Shawn was the Head of R&D for Nokia’s Security Software division, managing a global workforce of security software developers. He joined Nokia through the successful acquisition of Nakina Systems, where Shawn ran software, customer support, and IT functions as the VP of Product Development. Shawn started his career working on shipboard PBXs for the Canadian Navy, and then moved into senior R&D management roles covering network solutions and software development in Nortel Networks. Shawn holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa.