Encompass Digital Media Appoints Barrie Woolston as Chief Commercial Officer
Encompass Digital Media named Barrie Woolston as Chief Commercial Officer, a newly created role within the organization. He joined the organization on October 5, 2016. Woolston will report directly to Encompass CEO Chris Walters and will be responsible for leading all of the company’s global sales efforts. He will also be working closely with Encompass’ product, marketing, engineering and operations teams to expand the company’s global relationships.
“We are thrilled to welcome Barrie to Encompass,” says Chris Walters CEO of Encompass. “His extensive leadership experience in the broadcast technology space will be extremely valuable to our efforts to bring new and existing customers technology solutions that enable them to achieve maximum operational and financial performance.”
Woolston joins Encompass from Arqiva where he was the Commercial Director of the business’s satellite and media group. With extensive commercial and general management experience in the media industry, Woolston has successfully developed growth strategies and navigated geo-political and cultural challenges.
“Encompass understands that competition in today’s TV and media landscape is increasing as the number of new digital providers and digital uptake among users both escalate,” comments Barrie Woolston, Chief Commercial Officer, Encompass. “Encompass continues to deliver innovative solutions that empower broadcasters and media companies to realign their strategies as modern viewing habits continue to shift. I am excited to be a part of this journey and support Encompass in making our customers’ ongoing success a reality.”