Harris Broadcast Confirms CTO Hire, Appoints CFO

Steve Reynolds Joining As CTO, Skip Sorenson Appointed Chief Financial Officer

Harris Broadcast on Monday confirmed the hiring of former Comcast exec Steve Reynolds as chief technology officer, and announced the hiring of Skip Sorenson as chief financial officer, additions that round out a new leadership core formed by CEO Charlie Vogt, who took the reins of the company in July.  

Multichannel Newsreported last week that Reynolds (pictured at left), who most recently served as senior vice president, premises technology at Comcast, was leaving the MSO to join Harris Broadcast, a supplier of video gear, software and transmission products. Comcast has not yet named an interim or permanent replacement for Reynolds.

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At Harris Broadcast, Reynolds will oversee product development and research and development, while Sorenson will be responsible for financial and IT. Both will report to Vogt.

“After an intense 100 days since joining Harris Broadcast, we have built a management team that is laser focused on the challenges and opportunities facing our industry, customers and partners,” Vogt said, in a statement. “Steve and Skip join an outstanding team that shares a clear vision to lead the market in technology innovation and fuel a customer-first culture. Steve’s software and IP pedigree, most recently at Comcast, bring a cutting-edge customer perspective that is ideal for guiding our product direction, while Skip’s financial acumen spanning public and private companies aligns with our long-term goals and objectives.”

“Harris Broadcast is well positioned to serve an industry facing transformational change that will require innovative media and networking solutions,” added Reynolds. “Charlie has assembled an impressive management team that is united by a vision and product direction for accelerating our growth prospects. Our end-to-end portfolio capabilities and sales pipeline are exciting and compelling.”

Prior to Harris Broadcast, Sorenson (pictured at right) was executive vice president and chief financial officer for CompuCom, a leading IT solutions provider. Before CompuCom, Mr. Sorenson was the CFO of Lineage Power, which was acquired by General Electric; and prior to Lineage, he served as the senior vice president and chief accounting officer at AECOM Technology, an engineering and architectural services firm that went public in May 2007. He joined AECOM after serving as executive vice president and CFO at Vought Aircraft, an aerospace subcontractor.

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“Harris Broadcast has a powerful combination of financial strength, strong leadership, an enviable customer roster and global scale,” said Sorenson, who most recently serves as EVP and CFO for CompuCom, and previously was CFO of Lineage Power (now part of General Electric).