ThinkAnalytics brings on ARRIS vet for business development

Michelle Clancy | 25-02-2014

ThinkAnalytics, the multi-platform TV search and recommendations engine, has appointed Rich Soucie as vice president of business development.

He will be responsible for leading the company's strategic partnerships and key accounts and will also spearhead the opening of a new office in Silicon Valley.

"Rich has an impeccable record of accomplishment opening new sales channels in this industry, with an in-depth understanding of legacy and next-gen TV systems," said Eddie Young, chairman at ThinkAnalytics. "At a time of significant growth and opportunities domestically and internationally, we look forward to leveraging Rich's expertise to further expand the deployment of intelligent navigation and personalised recommendations, which have a profound impact on operator business results, and increase subscription value."

Soucie has 20 years of product management, marketing and business development experience, most recently at ARRIS, where he served as director of global telecom operations on assignment at Google. Prior to ARRIS, he was responsible for customer operations, integration programs and strategic technology partnerships at Comcast (via the cable MSO's Radiance Technologies acquisition).

Before that, Soucie was director of product management at Alopa Networks, which was later sold to C-COR, where he was responsible for the strategic planning and direction of Alopa's multi-service broadband provisioning and management products. Earlier in his career, he held various senior product management roles for P-Cube, Copper Mountain Networks, Nortel and others.