SeaChange appoints new chairman, CTO resigns

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 19 July 2015

All change at SeaChange International, which while electing Steve Craddock as chairman of the board of directors, has announced that Shiva Patibanda, CTO and GM of in-home products, has resigned.

Craddock joined SeaChange's board in 2012. He is president of The Del Ray Group, an independent consulting firm. Previously, Craddock was with Comcast, last serving as senior vice president of technology, and was vice president for Bell Atlantic, focused on television and broadband initiatives.

"I'm pleased to have Steve in the role of chairman. With his history in television operations, he'll provide guidance that will help us to deliver new opportunities for our customers," said SeaChange CEO Jay Samit. "SeaChange is extremely grateful for Tom's long-term board leadership and contributions to our strategy and successes. I look forward to our ongoing collaboration."

Meanwhile, Patibanda was responsible for the development of the SeaChange Nucleus video gateway software , which has been launched in cable television subscriber homes in multiple countries. His responsibilities will transition to other members of the management team. SeaChange does not intend to fill the CTO role in the near term.

Samit continued, "We also appreciate Shiva's accomplishments. Now that Nucleus is deployed commercially and on a trajectory for new markets, it's the right time for Shiva to turn his focus to family and other interests. We have a strong management team dedicated to delivering on our exciting product roadmap and I'm confident in their ability to execute on our Nucleus design wins."