Hell Comes to DivXNetworks

DivXNetworks adds former Palm and Gateway exec Kevin Hell as chief marketing officer and managing director

December 11, 2002

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- DivXNetworks, Inc, the company that created the revolutionary patent-pending DivX ™ video compression technology, today announced the hiring of Kevin Hell as chief marketing officer and managing director. A technology industry veteran with significant experience developing and implementing high-level corporate strategy, Mr. Hell will round out the DivXNetworks executive team along with chief operating officer Shahi Ghanem and chief executive officer Jordan Greenhall.Mr. Hell most recently served as senior vice president of product management at Palm ™ Inc.’s Solutions Group, where he was responsible for Palm branded products and services worldwide. While at Palm, Mr. Hell launched four innovative handheld devices in nine months, accelerated Palm's transition to wireless and ARM-based products, and was responsible for the definition of Palm's new entry-level and premium products. Before joining Palm, Mr. Hell was vice president of the Connected Home division at Gateway, Inc., leading the company's entry into the Internet appliance, PDA and networked music player markets. He also served as vice president of corporate strategy at Gateway and helped define and implement Gateway's "beyond-the-box" strategy."With his unique experience in high-level corporate strategy and his keen understanding of the consumer marketplace, Kevin is the ideal person to help take our company to the next level," said Jordan Greenhall, co-founder and CEO of DivXNetworks, Inc. "Kevin possesses a long-term strategic vision of multimedia convergence that fits perfectly with the growth of the DivX phenomenon as we move into a new world of DivX-powered products that span the value chain from PC video to a variety of portable and home theatre devices."DivXNetworks Inc.

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