Tom Cotney has been appointed CEO for Imagine Communications, as Charlie Vogt will be transitioning from the day-to-day operations of Imagine to a Senior Advisory role with the Gores Group. Charlie will be focusing on strategic M&A activity specifically focused on the Technology, Media and Communications sectors. Imagine Communications are a proved industry leader in break through technologies that which include being the first media technology company to deliver an all IP/cloud platform for play-out and master control, among several other services provided globally.
“This momentum will continue as the Gores Group’s long-term commitment to Imagine and to the media and entertainment sector in general is not only strong, but increasing, as is our confidence that Imagine will continue to lead the industry in the transition to IP and cloud services from monetization to content distribution,” said Charlie Vogt, Senior Advisor with the Gores Group. “In my advisory role, I look forward to helping drive that ongoing investment and working with the newly appointed CEO.”
The new CEO Tom Cotney has spent more than two decades of his 30-year career partnering with, selling to and competing in the telecommunications and mobile technology industries. His impressive resume includes serving as General Manager of the Communications Sector at IBM Global Services, where he was responsible for nearly 8,500 employees and more than $1.5 billion in annual revenue. He has served twice as Chairman of the annual IBM Employee Charitable Campaign for the United Way, raising more than $3.5 million for their various causes.
Vogt added, “I have been honored to work with the great minds and leaders of the media industry for the past four years, and be assured, Imagine will continue to innovate and grow under Tom’s leadership. Please continue to reach me at my Imagine email as I remain involved assisting Tom and the management team with a smooth transition.”
About Imagine Communications
Imagine Communications empowers the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation. Broadcasters, networks, video service providers and enterprises around the world rely on our optimized, future-proof, multi-screen video and ad management solutions every day to support their mission-critical operations.
Today, nearly half of the world’s video channels traverse our products, and our software solutions drive nearly $50 billion in global ad revenue for our customers. Through continuous innovation, we are delivering the most advanced IP, cloud-enabled, software-defined network and workflow solutions in the industry. Learn more about the customers we serve and the breakthroughs we’ve produced.