Ooyala, a leading provider of software and services that simplify the complexity of producing, streaming and monetizing video, has appointed Mike Nikzad as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). With more than 25 years of business operations and engineering leadership experience, Nikzad will be responsible for leading daily operations of the business with emphasis on Ooyala’s product lifecycle, including inception, development, delivery, support, and all customer deployments.
Prior to Ooyala, Nikzad was the COO of Syncplicity, a prominent software-as-a-service (SaaS) company for enterprise file collaboration, where he achieved substantial transformation across the business in under two years resulting in a significant growth in sales. He also held COO positions with EMC’s Consumer and Small Business division and NewNet Communication Technologies.
Focused on customer engagement, support and success, Nikzad has built his career, and subsequent business growth, by ensuring customers are center to all strategic, product, and corporate decisions.
“I’m very excited to work with our global team of talented and skilled professionals at Ooyala to deliver the highest quality and market-leading solutions to our customers,” said Ooyala Chief Operating Officer, Mike Nikzad. “At Ooyala, we have an impressive set of technology innovations that solve complex business problems for our customers. With our portfolio of IVP solutions, backed by analytics and strong partnerships—including Microsoft and Adobe—I’m confident in our ability to generate tremendous value for our customers.”
“Mike and I have worked together in numerous previous companies. As we have in the past and together with our teams, we will work to forge strong customer partnerships driven by leading edge solutions and a customer first ethos,” said Ooyala Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Huberman. “I am excited Mike has decided to join us and look forward to working together again.”