Wazee Digital appoints SVP for global sales


Michelle Clancy

| 14 October 2015

Wazee Digital has recruited Dave Polyard as its new senior vice president of global sales.

Polyard joins the company from Oracle, where he was in charge of field sales and reseller relationships in the Americas for its Digital Media Solutions Group. Before that, he was the senior vice president of sales for content storage management provider Front Porch Digital for a number of years, prior to its acquisition by Oracle. He has also held senior sales positions at OmniBus, Autocue and The Associated Press, and is a former broadcast journalist.

At the Associated Press, Polyard was on the team that launched the ENPS newsroom production system where he managed worldwide sales and marketing for the AP Broadcast Technology Group. He was also involved in the early implementations of the media object server (MOS) protocol, which allows newsroom computer systems to exchange information using a standard protocol.

"Dave has a unique understanding of workflow and the implementation of complex solutions in news and production environments, which will help in his relationships with our key accounts and prospects," said Harris Morris, CEO of Wazee Digital. "His background in journalism and commercial production helps him relate to the operational challenges our clients face. That hands-on experience gives him the ability to communicate with customers and partners who are looking for solutions to manage complex workflows."

Polyard added: "I am excited to be joining Wazee Digital at a time when it is launching new products and redefining how it can use its content management and distribution technology to help content owners monetise their assets. Wazee Digital has a wonderful reputation in the industry, and given its expertise in managing content in the Cloud I believe that we're uniquely positioned to provide best-of-breed workflow solutions for our customers in all areas of the content universe."