by SVG Staff - Sports Video Group
Simplylive has appointed Chuck Silber as Chief Revenue Officer. In his role, he will be responsible for all revenue-generation strategy and execution, with an initial focus on growing Simplylive’s presence in the North American market. His duties will include creating and implementing the sales and marketing strategy, developing a distribution and reseller network – and ensuring that these initiatives are aligned to the overall company strategy. He will report directly to Managing Director Luc Doneux.
“Chuck is a seasoned sales and marketing leader with a proven track record for growing revenue as well as building and coaching world-class teams. Among many qualified candidates, Chuck stood out as the ideal person to help lead Simplylive through our next stage of growth. We are thrilled that he has joined our team,” said Simplylive founder and Managing Director Luc Doneux.
Silber has 25 years of experience driving multimillion-dollar revenue growth and building world-class sales and marketing organizations. Just prior to joining Simplylive, he was the Chief Operating Officer for NewTek, an industry leader in professional video production products whose revenue grew over 6X during his tenure. While at Newtek, Silber architected and implemented a world-wide distribution and channel program that resulted in a reseller network that is widely regarded as one of the strongest in the industry. Previously, he was the Vice President of Sales and Services, Americas for Avid Technology, a world leader in digital media creation tools for film, video, audio, and broadcast professionals.
“Although Simplylive is a relatively new company, it is run by an impressive team of industry veterans – all with strong pedigrees in the live sports production market; in fact, the core team has well over 100 years of combined experience in live tv,” said Silber. “The future-proof software technology they developed was architected from the ground-up to enable local, remote, and cloud-based production – and to work natively in baseband, IP, and hybrid video workflows. I believe this uniquely positions Simplylive solutions to disrupt traditional sports production workflows across all levels and segments of the market. I am excited to be a part of the team and look forward to contributing to the growth of the company.”