Tom Canavan Named President of Media Links
Media Links, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Global Links, a market leader in broadcast and network transport over IP solutions, announced the appointment of Tom Canavan as President of the American Company.
Tom Canavan joins Media Links Inc. with over 25 years of recognized experience and accomplished business leadership in the media and technology industries. Amongst his notable accomplishments is the management and successful execution of well over $1 Billion of global technology projects for many of the world’s largest broadcasters, MSOs, cable companies and telecoms. Canavan brings a wealth of cross-functional and diversified management skills to the Media Links Inc. team, focusing on growth and driven with a passion for excellence in customer service.
Most recently, Canavan served as Senior Vice President, Strategic Development & Services for Signiant, a leading provider of advanced file movement software for secure digital media exchange. During his tenure at Signiant, he was responsible for multiple customer facing roles including executive relationships; leadership of the professional services organization; and development of strategic relationships within the media & entertainment industry.
Previously, Canavan served as Executive Vice President, Systems & Technology Services for Ascent Media Group, where under his leadership he led and grew the professional services business (originally A.F. Associates) into a $150 million diversified global organization. He also served on the senior management team responsible for building Ascent Media into one of the world’s largest suppliers of creative and technical services for media.
“Our media industry is moving ever more quickly into an all IP-transport model,” comments Tom Canavan. “Media Links has proven itself as an early and highly respected leader in this technology. I’m very excited to be with such an innovative company in this rapidly expanding and critical technology space. Along with the company’s competitive advantages, I look forward to leveraging my strengths to accelerate our growth plans.”
Canavanis a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and an active member of the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE) and Sports Video Group (SVG).
He replaces John Dale, previously President of Media Links, who has been promoted into a global Product Management leadership role.