Harmonic Hires New CFO

Sanjay Kalra promoted to role, succeeds Harold Covert
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Harmonic Inc., a company specializing in video technology and cable access products and software, said it has upped Sanjay Kalra to the role of chief financial officer.

Kalra, formerly Harmonic’s corporate controller and chief accounting officer, succeeds Harold Covert, who announced late last year he was resigning so he could spend more time with his family on the East Coast. Covert will remain an advisor to the company through July, Harmonic said.

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Before joining Harmonic in late 2016, Kalra served as corporate controller of TiVo, Model N and Silicon Image. He started his career at Ernst & Young.

“Following a thorough external and internal search process, we are pleased to promote Sanjay to CFO,” Patrick Harshman, Harmonic’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “Since joining Harmonic, Sanjay has impressed our management team and board of directors with his hands-on leadership and contributions to the business. Sanjay’s financial expertise and outstanding leadership qualities will be an invaluable addition to the team as we execute on our CableOS and video SaaS growth strategies, and associated improved profitability.”

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“I can’t imagine a more exciting time to be the CFO for Harmonic,” added Kalra. “We are leading the transformation to virtualized architectures in OTT video and cable broadband, enabling a new phase of profitable growth. I am privileged to have the opportunity to serve Harmonic’s customers, shareholders and fellow employees.”