Encompass Digital Media Names Sarah Foss EVP, Sales and Client Services
Encompass Digital Media, a digital media services provider, announced the latest addition to its executive team, Sarah Foss, as its Executive Vice President, Sales and Client Services effective April 9, 2012. In this role, Foss will be responsible for developing and leading the company’s commercial growth strategy in the U.S. to include network channel origination, centralcasting, occasional-use, and digital media services. Reporting to Simon Bax, Encompass’ Chief Executive Officer, Foss brings a wealth of experience in sales, marketing, product development, and executive management.
“Sarah’s detailed knowledge of the broadcast and cable industries and her long-standing relationships within these sectors will undoubtedly be a tremendous asset to Encompass and our clients,” said Simon Bax, CEO of Encompass. “We are delighted to have an executive of her caliber leading our sales and customer service initiatives and participating in the company’s overall growth strategies.”
“We are acutely aware that the success of our clients is predicated upon the level of service that we provide across the company,” said Bill Tillson, President and COO of Encompass. “Sarah’s comprehensive understanding of the technologies that we are deploying enhances our ability to be best-in-class within a continually evolving broadcast television industry.”
Foss has a background in marketing and engineering. Previous roles include serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of VCI Solutions, where she was responsible for operations; sales and marketing; and product development. Prior to VCI, Foss served in various roles at Harris Corporation including Managing Director of their European subsidiary, Question d’Image. She holds a master’s in management/telecommunications from Ohio University as well as a bachelor’s degree in communications.
“Given the rapidly changing media landscape, I’m a firm believer in the services that Encompass offers globally,” said Foss. “I am excited to be part of this growing company where we can have such a positive and immediate impact on clients’ top and bottom lines.”
Foss will be based in New York City.