LONDON and LOS ANGELES – August 27, 2015
ThinkAnalytics™, developer of the world’s most deployed multiplatform TV search and recommendations engine, today announced the appointment of Rick Schiavinato as Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Latin America, where he will be responsible for leading sales and marketing.
“We already have customers live in the region and a significant opportunity to capitalise on, just as we have done with leading market share in North America and Europe with broadcasters and service providers. Schiavinato brings unrivalled experience in business development for the LatAm market with a particular focus on the service provider sector, as well as being a Spanish speaker and fluent in Portuguese. Rick will lead our plans for the LatAM market bringing local support and expertise to the region. ThinkAnalytics firmly believes in not just providing leading Search and Recommendations technology but also locally based experience and expertise to ensure that our customers gain maximum benefit from our solutions,” said Eddie Young, Chairman of ThinkAnalytics. “With a background ranging from Time Warner to ARRIS, Schiavinato understands exactly how to help service providers and broadcasters use search and recommendations to strengthen their customer proposition,” Young added.
Schiavinato, who holds both US and Brazilian citizenship, most recently worked in business development for Genesis Networks following four years based in São Paulo as the Brazil country manager for WESCO distribution, a multinational electronics distribution and services company.
During his 25 year career he has also held the following senior positions: Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Hitachi Communication Technologies America; and Vice President of Operations, Customer Service & Inside Sales at ARRIS. Schiavinato is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Marketing -Statistics.
ThinkAnalytics is the most widely deployed real-time personalized content and recommendations engine, bringing together intelligent search with comprehensive media content recommendations. With deployments possible in just weeks, ThinkAnalytics broadens customers’ tastes with a personalized experience for live linear TV, VOD and over-the-top, delivered through multiple platforms including the set-top box, Web, IPTV, tablet, mobile, and more.
The platform, available as a cloud-based or on-premise solution, is based on the industry’s most comprehensive data and text mining techniques. The company’s customer base of over 60 video service providers serves more than 150 million subscribers worldwide. Customers include Cox Communications, Liberty Global, Sky, Swisscom, Viaplay, Unitymedia and Zon.
ThinkAnalytics is a private, employee-owned company jointly headquartered in the U.S. and the UK.
In 2014 ThinkAnalytics received an Emmy® Award for Technology and Engineering from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).