In the US, insights and analytics firm J.D. Power has hired entertainment technologist Ian Greenblatt to lead its Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice.
Established in 1968 and now owned by 'global alternative investments firm' XIO, J.D. Power is headquartered in Costa Mesa, CA, and has offices serving North/South America, Asia Pacific and Europe. Greenblatt (pictured) joins from his own boutique consulting practice, through which he provided strategy and senior-level guidance to public companies, and helped public and private investors, private equity and hedge funds invest capital in the cable and broadcast businesses. He previously served as VP, Strategy & Business Development at set-top box and cable modem technology firm ARRIS, before which he was responsible for content strategy and business development at Google division Motorola Mobility. In addition, Greenblatt's start-ups include virtual cable operator Zattoo, and Broadbus, a provider of computer systems for delivering TV on-demand.
Commenting on the appointment, recently appointed President and CEO Dave Habiger said: 'For several years, I've admired the way Ian Greenblatt thinks and executes in a business environment. He is adept at identifying risks and taking the necessary steps to turn those risks into success stories. His skill set - particularly in technology and media - will benefit our clients in ways that will have a measurable effect on their customer satisfaction and their business results'.
Web site: www.jdpower.com .