SeaChange International has named Peter D. Aquino as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.
The 30-year industry veteran joins following a period with a special purpose acquisition company Spartacus Acquisition Corporation. Aquino has held executive positions at a range of leading technology companies including Primus Telecommunications Group and RCN Corporation. He also served on the board of TiVo prior to its 2016 acquisition by Rovi.
“With our strong balance sheet, enhanced product portfolio, and continued momentum, this is the right time to attract a high-caliber leader like Pete to take SeaChange to the next level of growth and profitability. The Board and I have known Pete for many years and are confident that his experience and relationships with cable MSOs, telcos, vendors, and partners will benefit our team, customers, and ultimately drive value for our shareholders,” said Robert Pons, Chairman of the Board.
Aquino added: “I am very excited to join SeaChange at such a pivotal time in its growth and potential for new innovation given its decades of performance and software development. We have an opportunity to leverage SeaChange’s strong skillset and technology platform to continue to lean forward on strengthening our existing video and advertising capabilities.”
SeaChange has been without a CEO since the resignation of Yossi Aloni in January, during which time Pons has served as executive chairman.