Industry veteran and former Akamai and EMC executive to lead Edgeware’s Board of Directors
Stockholm – Sept. 4, 2013 –Edgeware, the technology leader in distributed video delivery, today announces Michael A. Ruffolo as the new chairman of its board of directors.
Ruffolo, who most recently served as the president and chief executive officer for Crossbeam Systems, Inc. has more than 28 years of industry experience. This includes extensive knowledge and experience from high-tech companies in sales and marketing focused on content provider, service provider and enterprise customers. Additionally, Ruffolo has served as a board member for a number of global companies, further increasing the value of his role on Edgeware’s board.
“Mike’s proven background will help Edgeware achieve its growth goals and maximize its business potential” said Jason Pinto from the Edgeware Board of Directors. “We are very pleased to have such a successful and experienced global executive as the new chairman of our board.”
“I am delighted that we have attracted someone of Mike’s caliber to our team.” said Joachim Roos, Edgeware founder and CEO. “Mike’s background will play a key role in further strengthening our position as a leading provider of video delivery infrastructure in the global market, not least in North America.“
“With the company’s visionary leadership and innovative technology, this is an exciting time to be part of Edgeware”, said Ruffolo. “Edgeware’s cost-effective, distributed video solutions are in high demand by customers around the world and we are well-positioned to accelerate our growth and further our market leadership.”
Prior to joining Edgeware’s board, Ruffolo held the position of chief executive officer and president at Crossbeam Systems, Inc., chairman and chief executive officer of Liquid Machines, Inc., executive vice president and chief operating officer at Akamai Technologies, executive vice president of global sales, services and marketing at EMC Corporation and vice president and chief information officer at the NCR Corporation. Ruffolo received a Masters in Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Dayton and has a post-graduate education in advanced management from the European Institute of International Business in Fontainebleau, France.
Edgeware is the technology leader in distributed video delivery networks, designed to allow operators to monetize video services such as video on demand (VOD), time shift TV and network Personal Video Recorder (nPVR), as well as offering wholesale Content Delivery Networking (CDN) management services. Edgeware provides the video delivery systems needed to offer video services across managed and unmanaged networks, with the ability to reach any screen, at any time, with any content. Edgeware is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with a U.S. office in Boxborough, Massachusetts.
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