Imagine Communications, has recently appointed Tom Cotney as a CEO of the company. Current CEO Charlie Vogt is joining The Gores Group as a senior advisor to continue to drive M&A and business development activities at Imagine. The two executives will work closely to continue the momentum and growth at Imagine Communications while also ensuring a seamless leadership transition.

“Over the past 4 years, Imagine has transformed the media industry by becoming the first company to deliver on its vision of an all IP/cloud network for playout and master control. I want to acknowledge and personally thank Charlie for his leadership in driving this massive transformation and placing Imagine’s technology at the forefront of the industry. Sharing our vision of where the industry is heading, Tom is uniquely qualified to build on this momentum and I welcome him in his new role.” asserts Alec Gores, founder, chairman and CEO, The Gores Group

Cotney has spent 20 of his 30-year career partnering, selling to and competing in the telecommunications and mobile technology industries. He has served as general manager of the communications sector at IBM Global Services and has been a CEO and board member for a number of privately held companies.  Cotney will also join the board of directors of Imagine.

Vogt has been a CEO and strategic leader across the telecommunications, broadcast and media sectors for 30 years – 16 years as a CEO. During that time, he has overseen the acquisition and integration of 15 companies.

Tom Cotney


 Imagine Communications


“I am excited about the opportunity to lead Imagine to the next level.  Business models in transformation have become the norm in almost every company today. I cannot thank Charlie and the team enough for building Imagine into one of the market leading, long-term players in this industry.”