Comcast confirmed the hiring of industry vet Bart Spriester to the post of GM, video platforms at Comcast Technology Solutions, a unit focused on multiscreen video and ad technologies and services.
Based in Seattle, Spriester reports to Ken Klaer, who recently took the permanent helm of Comcast Technology Solutions. Spriester takes on a role previously held by Rob Banga, who left Comcast last year to pursue other opportunities.
Comcastlaunched Comcast Technology Solutions in the fall of 2016as a division that combined three of its media and tech businesses – Comcast Wholesale, thePlatform and This Technology.
Spriester most recently was with Harmonic, serving as SVP, video products and solutions, according to his LinkedIn profile. Prior to joining Harmonic in 2014, he was EVP and GM-North America and CTO of Encompass Digital Media. Prior to that, he held several exec roles at Cisco Systems and Scientific Atlanta (Cisco acquired SA in 2005).
“Bart’s deep experience in building and deploying next-generation video technologies makes him uniquely suited to lead our rapidly evolving video platform,” Klaer said in a statement. “A proven leader, Bart brings innovative thinking, business savvy and a forward-looking management approach to CTS. We’re honored to have him on the team.”