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Signiant Appoints Mike Flathers to Spearhead M&E Customer Solutions

Sep 3, 2020

Mike Flathers

LEXINGTON, MA – September 03, 2020 – Signiant Inc. today announced that Mike Flathers is joining the company in the newly created role of Chief Solutions Officer. He is a member of Signiant’s senior leadership team and reports directly to CEO Margaret Craig. 

As media companies adapt their workflows to adjust to new industry dynamics and a multi-cloud, hybrid cloud world, the Signiant SDCX (Software Defined Content Exchange) SaaS platform has become a foundational part of their next-generation infrastructure. Flathers will support growing customer demand for deep engagement on how to best employ this platform to address emerging technical and operational challenges, and he will connect this exchange of ideas directly into the company’s product development organization. 

“As Signiant’s offerings evolve beyond fast file movement, the mission-critical role we play within media companies continues to expand in very interesting ways. Mike’s knowledge of the industry and his technical skills will be huge assets as we rise to the challenge of working ever more closely with our customers as a strategic partner,” notes Craig. Signiant CTO Ian Hamilton adds, “We have a very ambitious vision for the SDCX platform. Mike is ideally suited to drive the evolution of various platform services and APIs in alignment with customer needs.”      

“Signiant is an innovative company that is uniquely positioned to play a central role in the modern media technology stack. I’m excited to join the team at this time of change in the industry, and look forward to being part of the company’s high-growth SaaS success story,” said Flathers.

Flathers is a seasoned technology executive with a long history of contributions to the media technology sector. He joins Signiant from IBM Aspera, where he was most recently Aspera CTO and an IBM Distinguished Engineer. An expert in IP networking technology, he spent 8 years at Aspera and remained with the company after its acquisition by IBM. Earlier in his career he held positions at Novell and Sorenson Media.

About Signiant:

Signiant’s SDCX (Software-Defined Content Exchange) SaaS platform is relied upon by media companies of all sizes to move and access petabytes of high value content every day with speed, reliability and security. While file acceleration remains central to Signiant, its platform has evolved to include media-specific intelligence that solve challenges Beyond Fast File Movement. Thanks to its leadership in acceleration technology, its commitment to storage independence and its continued innovation in cloud-native SaaS, Signiant’s SaaS platform now connects more than 25,000 media companies from across the globe.  For more information, please visit http://www.signiant.com.