• MediaKind appoints ex-Comcast exec Matt McConnell as CEO
  • McConnell tasked with boosting MediaKind’s cloud and streaming business
  • Former CEO Angel Ruiz becomes chairman of the MediaKind board

MATT MCCONNELL mediakind ceo

McConnell: Becomes new CEO at MediaKind

MediaKind has appointed former Comcast SVP Matt McConnell as chief executive.

McConnell replaces Angel Ruiz, who has taken up the role of chairman of the MediaKind board.

McConnell, who was previously senior vice president and general manager of Comcast Technology Solutions, has been tasked with driving growth in MediaKind’s cloud-based solutions and its focus on streaming products.

He will work with chief technology officer and former Comcast colleague Allen Broome, chief business officer Raul Aldrey and the rest of the MediaKind executive leadership team.

McConnell said: “We are experiencing unprecedented changes in the way people consume content, and our customers need to adjust their technology footprints and business models to meet these dynamic consumer needs.

“MediaKind is at the forefront of this technology transition and perfectly positioned to enable next generation user experiences. I am excited to be leading this charge as we increasingly focus on creating products that harness the potential of the cloud and maximize the power of streaming.”

MediaKind was established as a joint venture between One Equity Partners and Ericsson; Ericsson Media Solutions was rebranded MediaKind following the sale of a majority stake in the division to the private equity firm.

Ruiz, who joined Ericsson in 1990 and is credited by One Equity Partners as being “instrumental in the creation and transformation of the company”, said: “The market and consumer behaviours are changing faster than ever and Matt is a battle-proven media executive with an extensive track record in successfully leading and growing business in this sector.

“I am looking forward to working with him and have full confidence that he will continue to drive the success of our organization.”