Vimeo Taps Michael Concannon as CTO

E-commerce vet most recently was CTO of fashion firm ELOQUII
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OTT video company Vimeo has tapped e-commerce vet Michael Concannon as chief technology officer.

Concannon, who reports to IAC and interim Vimeo CEO Joey Levin, will oversee the technical strategy of Vimeo’s platform. His hiring follows the departure of former Vimeo CTO Andrew Pile, who left last April, according to Variety.

Of recent note, Vimeo launched a global television store, which includes Starz and Lionsgate among its content partners.

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Concannon joins Vimeo after serving as CTO of “vertically-integrated fashion company”  ELOQUII. He also was CTO of  Quidsi, the company behind retail sites and that was acquired by Amazon in 2010, and is late of Barnes & Noble and Sony Music Entertainment and AT&T Bell Labs.

“Michael is a technologist at heart with a passion to build – not just imagine – disruptive technologies,” Levin said in a statement. “We’re going to have some fun building.”

“I’ve long admired Vimeo for its uncompromising commitment to quality and excited to be joining the company at such an exciting moment of growth,” added Concannon.

Concannon has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science.