Carlos Ramon Joins Ooyala's Board of Advisors
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Mountain View, CA., June 3, 2009 - Ooyala Inc., a leading online video services & technology provider, is pleased to announce that Carlos Ramon will be joining Ooyala's Board of Advisors. Ramon has worked extensively in enterprise applications and online video internationally, which will serve to guide Ooyala as it extends its global footprint with its video enablement solutions.
"Today, over 25 million people outside the US watch video on an Ooyala video player and over 50% of our revenue comes from International markets. We expect to more than double this in the next six months," said Bismarck Lepe, CEO of Ooyala. "There are few people who have Carlos' experience growing global network, enterprise and media businesses. With Carlos' help, Ooyala will aggressively grow its footprint outside the US."
Ramon has built a reputation of growing revenue and market share by working closely with customers and partners to drive business and technology innovation. Ramon was General Manager of Akamai`s international operations, where he led the international growth from $27M to $140M in just over three years. While at Akamai, Ramon was instrumental in pioneering advancements in its digital media strategy. Before Akamai, Ramon held senior leadership positions with leading, high-growth enterprise software companies including Peoplesoft and Vantive. Most recently, Ramon was the President and CEO of Conviva where he lead the company from a proof of concept formed out of Carnegie Mellon and Berkeley to a well-funded, growing Silicon Valley startup.
"Ooyala is well positioned for the international market. International customers are looking for a scalable, innovative end-to-end solution that is intelligently architected and feature-rich. Ooyala`s platform offers just that. I look forward to playing an instrumental role in Ooyala`s international go-to-market strategy," stated Ramon.
Recently, Ooyala announced that Steven Abraham, Global Leader for IBM's Global Business Services in Media & Entertainment and Mike Volpi, CEO of Joost joined its board of advisors.
Ooyala is a leading video technology company that provides a comprehensive suite of publishing, analytics, and monetization capabilities. With Ooyala's online video platform, content owners gain deep viewer insights that drive increased video engagement and monetization opportunities. Ooyala serves global media companies and web marketers including Wenner Media, Fremantle, Armani, Sybase and Electronic Arts.