Harmonic has expanded the company's board of directors with the appointment of David Krall.
"I'm delighted to welcome David to our board," said Patrick Harshman, president and CEO of Harmonic. "David's extensive executive leadership and board experience, and particularly his strong digital and streaming media background, make him an excellent addition. We look forward to David's insights and guidance as we continue to transform the video and broadband industries with our OTT SaaS and virtualized cable access solutions."
Krall currently serves as a strategic advisor to Roku, Inc., a leading manufacturer of media players for streaming entertainment, and on the board of directors of Progress Software Corp., Universal Audio, Inc. and Audinate Pty Ltd. Previously, he served as president and chief operating officer of Roku. Earlier in his career, Krall served as president and chief executive officer of QSecure, Inc., a developer of secure credit card technology, and of Avid Technology, Inc., a provider of digital media creation tools for the media and entertainment industry.
"Harmonic is well positioned to drive a new phase of growth through its market-leading VOS™ OTT streaming and new CableOS™ virtualized cable access innovations. I am looking forward to helping the company deliver on its market leadership and shareholder value creation vision," said Krall.
Krall holds a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA, with distinction, from Harvard Business School. – Broadcast and CableSat Bureau