SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 16, 2017 /CNW/-- Frankly Inc. (TSX VENTURE: TLK) (Frankly), a leader in transforming local TV broadcast and media companies by enabling them to publish and monetize their digital content across multiple platforms, today announced the following new management hires, role transitions, and promotions:
Alisa Warshawski has transitioned from VP, Solutions Engineering to VP, Web Product and will oversee all aspects of Frankly's fullstack web product. Warshawski has more than 15 years of expertise in web development, including launching numerous digital brands. Prior to joining Frankly, Warshawski was Head of Product for Time Inc.'s Food & Health Lifestyle Group, where she led cross-functional teams as well as a team of product managers. Previously, she served as a Product Director at Scripps Network Interactive and also held product management positions at Worldnow earlier in her career. Warshawski's extensive product management experience will enable Frankly's web product to continue its anticipated growth.
Jai Vyas was appointed as the company's new Director, Solutions Engineering. Vyas will be responsible for acting as the bridge between Frankly's commercial clients and its product and technology teams, ensuring Frankly's products and services meet customer expectations. Vyas brings deep understanding of technology combined with his marketing, advertising and business development skills. Prior to joining Frankly, Vyas was the Director, Digital Innovation & Strategy for Calkins Digital.
Matthew Ehrens was appointed as Frankly's Head of Web Engineering. He comes to Frankly with more than 20 years of experience and has a proven track record for managing cross-functional teams that deliver and support versatile and valuable solutions. Ehrens was most recently with Scripps Networks Interactive, where he directed lean & agile software engineering teams for desktop and mobile website verticals. His previous experiences include technical, as well as management roles at AOL and AARP.
Amy Parrish was appointed as the new Strategic Account Director, Advertising on Frankly's Client Services Team. Parrish will be responsible for account oversight and development for Frankly's national ad network clients. She was previously the Digital Media Director at WTHR, the Dispatch station in Indianapolis, as well as the Digital Media Sales Manager at Waterman Broadcasting in Ft. Myers, FL.
Wes Cook was promoted from Client Services Manager to Director, Strategic Account Management and Client Services. Since joining Frankly in 2014, Cook has proven to be an incredible asset to the company, helping clients successfully launch new products as well as deploy the company's next-gen platform. Over his career, he has garnered many client and industry accolades.
"I am thrilled with the caliber of new additions to our leadership team," said Steve Chung, Founder and CEO of Frankly. "The addition of such a talented roster of leaders across key functions in our organization is a testament to our ability to attract and retain top talent, which is the lifeblood of any great technology company. I wish Alisa, Jai, Matt, Amy and Wes all the best in their new roles and I am proud to serve alongside such a strong team."
Frankly (TSX VENTURE: TLK) builds an integrated software platform for media companies to create, distribute, analyze and monetize their content across all of their digital properties on web, mobile and TV. Its customers include NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX affiliates. The company is headquartered in San Francisco with major offices in New York. To learn more, visit www.franklyinc.com.
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