Viewcast Names Adrian Giuhat SVP Product Development, CTO
ViewCast Corporation, a developer of solutions for the transformation, management, and delivery of digital media over enterprise, broadband, and mobile networks, has named veteran digital media and information technology executive Adrian Giuhat Senior Vice President of Product Development and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), effective September 6, 2010. He will report directly to President and Chief Executive Officer Dave Stoner.
Giuhat, 50, has more than 20 years of senior management experience with a variety of technology and telecommunications companies including, most recently, Irving, TX-based Nexstar Broadcasting Group, one of the nation’s top 20 broadcasting companies. Starting in 2008, Giuhat was SVP and CTO at Nexstar and helped define the company’s digital media technology strategy. He also defined, deployed and supported the corporate IT infrastructure and data centers used for application hosting and video streaming.
“Adrian has the breadth of background, technical expertise, and strong performance record that make him a key addition to our executive team,” Stoner says. “Specifically, his background in software development and digital asset management complements our current strategic focus and gives us added applicable expertise as we continue along our technology roadmap towards more integrated hardware and software solutions. He is customer-focused, results-oriented and well versed in digital media technology and video product development. Our new strategic initiatives have allowed us to reach a much broader, world-wide market for the management and delivery of digital media content and Adrian, with his global business orientation, will play a key role in meeting this expanding demand for our products and services.”
Says Giuhat, “ViewCast’s global market opportunity and an exceptional line of branded products, combined with ongoing product innovations, makes now an exciting time at ViewCast and an opportune time to contribute to the company’s future development and success.”
From 2003 to 2008, Giuhat was founder and CTO of Plano, TX-based AvantGuard Technologies, a product development, data warehousing, and technology company that defined, developed, and marketed Web-based products used in video distribution, print advertising and pre-sales lead management. Concurrently, from 2007 to 2008 he worked in product and business development for a start-up applications and video codec technology company and from 2006 to 2007 he also co-founded and was CTO of a start-up telecom technology company. During 2000 to 2003 he served as SVP of Engineering for DG Systems (now DG FastChannel), a leader in content distribution of digital media to TV and radio stations across the US and Canada, where he was responsible for overall company technical direction, including the development of the first web-based clearance product in the advertising industry. Prior to 2000, Giuhat held senior level product development and management roles with ADC-Teledata, an Israeli telecom company, and with DSC-Alcatel USA, a multi-national telecom provider company.
Giuhat holds bachelor’s and master’s of science degrees in Computer Science from the University of Bucharest and an MBA from Ottawa University.