Ooyala Appoints Mike Nikzad as Chief Operating Officer

20 June 2017
SANTA CLARA, California -- (June 20, 2017) -- Ooyala, a leading provider of software and services that simplify the complexity of producing, streaming and monetizing video, has appointed Mike Nikzad as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). With more than 25 years of business operations and engineering leadership experience, Nikzad will be responsible for leading daily operations of the business with an emphasis on Ooyala’s product lifecycle, including inception, development, delivery, support, and all customer deployments. 
 
Prior to Ooyala, Nikzad was the COO of Syncplicity, a prominent software-as-a-service (SaaS) company for enterprise file collaboration, where he achieved substantial transformation across the business in under two years resulting in a significant growth in sales. He also held COO positions with EMC’s Consumer and Small Business division and NewNet Communication Technologies. 
 
Focused on customer engagement, support and success, Nikzad has built his career, and subsequent business growth, by ensuring customers are central to all strategic, product, and corporate decisions.
 
“I’m very excited to work with our global team of talented and skilled professionals at Ooyala to deliver the highest quality and market-leading solutions to our customers,” said Ooyala Chief Operating Officer, Mike Nikzad. “At Ooyala, we have an impressive set of technology innovations that solve complex business problems for our customers. With our portfolio of IVP solutions, backed by analytics and strong partnerships—including Microsoft and Adobe—I’m confident in our ability to generate tremendous value for our customers.”
 
“Mike and I have worked together in numerous previous companies.  As we have in the past and together with our teams, we will work to forge strong customer partnerships driven by leading edge solutions and a customer first ethos,” said Ooyala Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Huberman. “I am excited Mike has decided to join us and look forward to working together again."
 
About Ooyala
Ooyala is a leading provider of software and services that simplify the complexity of producing, streaming and monetizing video. Providing a set of Integrated Video Platform (IVP) solutions, Ooyala’s comprehensive suite of offerings includes one of the world's largest premium video platforms, a leading ad decisioning platform and media logistics solution that improves video production workflows. Built with superior analytics capabilities for advanced business intelligence, Ooyala's solutions help broadcasters, operators, media and production companies get content to market faster, build more engaging and personalized experiences across every screen, and maximize return for any video business.
 
Vudu, Star India, Sky Sports (U.K.), ITV Studios (U.K.), RTL Group (Germany), TV4 (Sweden), Mediaset (Spain), America Television (Peru), and Media Prima (Malaysia): these are just a few of the hundreds of broadcasters and media companies who choose Ooyala.
 
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Ooyala is a subsidiary of global telecommunications and IT services company Telstra and has offices in Chennai, Cologne, Dallas, Guadalajara, London, Madrid, New York, Paris, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, and sales operations in many other countries across the globe. For more information, visit www.ooyala.com.