ThinkAnalytics expands LATAM multi-platform footprint


Juan Fernandez Gonzalez

| 26 August 2015

ThinkAnalytics, developer of one of the world's most deployed multi-platform TV search and recommendations engine, has appointed Rick Schiavinato as VP of sales and business development for Latin America, a role in which he will be responsible for leading sales and marketing.

"We already have customers live in the region and a significant opportunity to capitalise on, just as we have done with leading market share in North America and Europe with broadcasters and service providers," said Eddie Young, chairman of ThinkAnalytics. "Schiavinato brings unrivalled experience in business development for the LATAM market with a particular focus on the service provider sector, as well as being a Spanish speaker and fluent in Portuguese. Rick will lead our plans for the LATAM market, bringing local support and expertise to the region."

"With a background ranging from Time Warner to ARRIS, Schiavinato understands exactly how to help service providers and broadcasters use search and recommendations to strengthen their customer proposition," added Young.

Schiavinato worked in business development for Genesis Networks following four years based in São Paulo as the Brazil country manager for WESCO distribution. During his 25-year career he has also worked for Hitachi Communication Technologies America and ARRIS.

ThinkAnalytics is a content and recommendations engine, which brings together intelligent search with comprehensive media content recommendations. It offers customers a personalised experience for live linear TV, video-on-demand (VOD) and over-the-top (OTT) services, delivered through multiple platforms including the set-top boxes (STBs), Web, IPTV, tablets and mobiles.