(Gawkwire) – Ramping up to take its global ecommerce and Entertainment Distribution Network live over the next two months, cloud infrastructure provider Savtira today announced the addition of two key executives to its corporate management team. David Buckel was named chief financial officer, and Tom Venable joins Savtira as chief revenue officer.
David Buckel Named Chief Financial Officer
Buckel is a veteran financial management expert with an extensive background working with Internet infrastructure, information technology and software companies. Throughout his career at pre-revenue start-up, revenue based start-up and longstanding companies; Buckel has made a major impact due to his extensive hands-on experience. From creating accounting and control systems to producing financial statements, operating metrics, dashboards, cash flow forecasts, budget processes and trend analysis, he has played critical roles in the growth of several organizations.
For more than 15 years, Buckel has served in the positions of chief financial officer for a number of public and private companies, including Internap Network Services, Ryla Inc., and AppliedTheory, Inc. He serves on the boards of directors and as audit committee chair of SouthPeak Gaming and Racemi, Inc., and serves as a director at zobee, Inc. Buckel received his MBA in operations management and finance from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Canisius College. He is a Certified Management Accountant.
Tom Venable Named Chief Revenue Officer
Ecommerce industry veteran Venable brings a wealth of business-to-business (B2B) revenue development expertise to Savtira with specific experience launching disruptive technologies and products. Throughout his career he has pioneered the market development of fully-hosted ecommerce solutions, helping bring thousands of businesses online with first and second generation ecommerce and marketing platforms.
Venable served as senior vice president of business development of ecommerce platform provider Digital River, where revenue increased more than 400% during his tenure. Prior to joining Savtira, Venable was senior vice president of sales and marketing for Rainmaker Systems, which provides tele-sales and on-line selling and renewal solutions to the SMB market on behalf of technology manufacturers and software publishers.
“Savtira has reached a pivotal point in our start-up phase, and these two top-notch business professionals will play a key role in managing the incredibly fast-pace of building a revolutionary ecommerce and content distribution platform,” said Timothy M. Roberts, president and chief executive officer of Savtira. “Having top level executives come on board from such established careers in ecommerce, software and high bandwidth networking on a global scale speaks volumes for what we’re building at Savtira.”
Savtira is in the business of digital distribution with a software-as-a-service (SaaS) e-commerce platform that provides a turnkey system for the distribution, marketing, merchandising, and selling of both digital media and physical goods in a single store and a single, unified shopping cart. Savtira-powered stores are designed to meet the specific needs of retail partners and are custom-branded for our partners. To facilitate the delivery of digital content, Savtira is building the next carrier-class “Entertainment Distribution Network” (EDN), streaming all digital media from the cloud, with a feature set that eclipses anything on the market. The company is headquartered in Tampa, Fla., and has office locations in … For more information on Savtira, visit: http://www.savtira.com or call 813.402.0123. Follow us on Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/savtira.
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