VideoLink, Inc., a leading provider of live and on-demand video production services to major worldwide networks and corporations, announced today that Rich Silton, a veteran executive with 25 years experience in COO and CEO roles, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to joining VideoLink, Rich served as President and COO at Access TCA, Inc., a Massachusetts-based company engaged primarily in the design, fabrication, and management of trade show exhibits, events and related services. During his four years at Access, Rich implemented best practice management in all areas, ultimately increasing company value by 300%.
“We are very excited to have Rich Silton leading VideoLink into its next era of growth. He brings to us the market savvy needed to navigate us through an exciting time in the enterprise video production industry. We are confident that Rich’s operational expertise will ensure that VideoLink will continue to lead the industry in innovative live and on-demand video production services,” said Douglas Weisman, Chairman of VideoLink.
Rich has brought strategic discipline and exponential growth to organizations in every stage of the business lifecycle – from startup companies, to those needing turnaround strategies, to those poised for growth. Rich’s strengths span the disciplines of executive operations, finance, technology, marketing, and human resources. He focuses on revenue growth and sustainability through business optimization. With a unique combination of expertise in coaching executives and building trust through the ranks of an organization, Rich delivers the tools and techniques to move companies to the next level of excellence and productivity.
Rich’s past positions include partner at Sierra Vista Group, COO of CCR LLP, a leading regional accounting firm, President and CEO of Kaon Interactive Inc., a venture-capital-backed 3-D software company, President of First Notice Systems (a subsidiary of Concentra Managed Care, Inc.), a workers compensation claims management company, and CEO of Champagne/Lafayette Communications, an integrated marketing communications firm.
Rich earned his BA at Middlebury College and his MBA at Harvard Business School.
VideoLink,Inc., headquartered in Newton, MA, is a leading provider of broadcast and corporate media service, solutions, and proprietary video production technology including ReadyCam®, a custom, remotely-operated studio that can be installed in any office, conference room or location of choice. VideoLink also maintains several multi-camera, live-shot studio facilities located in Boston, Philadelphia, and Baltimore and mobile satellite uplink trucks covering the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. VideoLink was named to Inc.com’s 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America list for the third year in a row in 2010.