Telestream has announced that one of its original founders, Dan Castles, is retiring
Telestream has announced that its CEO and one of the company’s original founders, Dan Castles, is retiring. Ex-Cisco executive Scott Puopolo will take over the position, effective immediately.
“Knowing the right time to retire is not easy,” said Castles. “However, I am confident that Scott is the right man to take this business to the next level. We have achieved a lot over the last 20 years, growing from a small team of 11 to over 400 bright and dedicated employees all over the world. I look forward to working with Scott, the board and the rest of the executive team on a transition which ensures that the next 20 years are our most successful ever.”
As Puopolo takes over the CEO position, Castles will continue to be an active board member and ambassador for Telestream’s extensive involvement with the community.
Puopolo has served as a Telestream board member. Prior to joining the company, Puopolo was Executive Vice President at iconectiv, a service and software provider enabling device, application and network identity and interconnection. Additionally, he brings almost a decade of leadership experience working at Cisco Systems where he led the company’s Service Provider Transformation Group, drove the company’s Service Provider IOT go-to-market, and directed its Internet Business Solutions Group. Prior to Cisco, Puopolo spent 14 years at Accenture where he led the North American Service Provider Strategy practice.
“Under Dan’s leadership, Telestream has developed into one of the most dynamic players in the media & entertainment sector and I am both honored and humbled to have been chosen as its new Chief Executive,” said Puopolo. “Dan and I share excitement for Telestream’s bright future, and I look forward to extending Telestream’s industry leadership to support the critical business needs of our customers around the world.”