Aperi Corporation, a pioneer in bringing software-based real-time IP media processing to live production and networking, has appointed Joop Janssen as CEO, effective immediately.
Aperi is the leading provider of live IP Media Function Virtualisation (MFV) solutions for the broadcast industry. The company was founded in 2013, with the vision of bringing software defined, real-time media processing closely integrated with non-blocking native-IP switch fabric to live media content production.
Chairman and founder Eugene Keane said: “Now that the first products are installed at customers’ premises and additional financial backing from strong strategic investors is secured, the company is ready to be taken to the next level. Joop is the right man to lead Aperi to make it happen.”
“Since we founded Aperi we’ve focused on creating a software-defined platform for live media networking and processing,” continued Keane. “The solution has been battle tested with select customers and we’re now ready to scale across the industry. Joop brings the ideal mix experience and skills to drive Aperi in this exciting phase.”
Keane will remain in a key role in the company, providing business development and technology advising, and market and investor support.
“I’m looking forward to taking Aperi to the next growth phase,” said Janssen. “Over the last six months I’ve had the privilege to work with Eugene and his team and lead customers on the roadmap to accelerate the use of Aperi’s unique software platform in existing and new live production and network infrastructures.
“The Aperi virtualization platform provides the industry with the agility and cost structure it must embrace to survive and thrive,” added Janssen. “I’m excited for this unique opportunity to lead the charge through such massive changes.”
With more than 25 years of experience creating value in the high-tech, media and telecom industries, Joop Janssen is currently managing director, and the senior principal of Yoap Holding and has served as CEO of the publicly traded sports media technology innovator EVS.
Prior, Janssen was chief executive of Vitec Videocom and served on the Group Executive Board of the Vitec Group Plc in the UK. During his nine years with Vitec Videocom, he architected significant and profitable growth and brand expansion, including numerous acquisitions and breakthrough technologies (garnering a technical Emmy Award). He has also served as president of Phillips Broadcast (formerly BTS) North America, where he was instrumental in the successful divestment to Thomson Multimedia and the subsequent acquisition of the Grass Valley Group.