Harmonic appoints new VP of channels as Lawrence R Kaplan steps down
WORLD: Harmonic has announced that ‘industry veteran’ Lauren Ventura has joined its leadership team as vice president of channels. In another announcement, Lawrence R Kaplan – founding CEO of Omneon – is stepping down from day-to-day operations, but will continue to act as an advisor to the company.
Ms Ventura joins Harmonic with more than 20 years of experience driving new business, building channel business programmes and executing overall marketing plans for global companies. As a consultant for Boston Consulting Group and Bain Capital, Ms Ventura worked on a variety of channel innovation programmes and marketing strategies for several high-profile clients. In addition, she previously spent more than 15 years at Cisco in senior marketing, services and channel roles, including serving as head of marketing in Singapore for the Asia Pacific region.
‘We're looking forward to seeing Lauren's impact here at Harmonic,’ said Harmonic's CMO Peter Alexander. ‘Our channel programme is a vital component of our overall growth strategy, and her background in building channel business programmes and her strategic execution both in the US and abroad are the right ingredients for taking the Harmonic channel business to the next level.’
‘We would like to take this opportunity to thank Larry for his important contributions to Harmonic,’ said Patrick Harshman, president and CEO at Harmonic. ‘With the benefit of his guidance, the integration of Omneon into Harmonic is complete, and we are well-positioned for the future.’