Zodiac Signs CEO

Developer of software for interactive television has hired IT executive Brandon Brown as its new chief executive officer

April 2, 2009

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VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. -- Zodiac Interactive, an Emmy award-winning developer of software for interactive television, announced today it has hired information-technology executive Brandon Brown as its new chief executive officer, replacing Zodiac's co-founder Michael Rivkin, who will become the company's chief technology officer. Brandon's new role as Zodiac's CEO will be to identify business opportunities as the company moves into a new growth stage.

"Brandon is a seasoned IT veteran, bringing to Zodiac more than 20 years' experience executing and growing profitable businesses for both commercial and open source markets, and we're pleased to have his multinational expertise," said Alexander Libkind, Zodiac's co-founder and COO.

The organizations built and run by Brown have resulted in one IPO and four successful mergers. He has held executive management positions at several startups, including Sigaba, a provider of secure messaging solutions, and Persistence Software, a database middleware company acquired by Progress Software. The companies Brown has helped build have delivered revenues up to $95 million annually, while achieving growth rates of 40 to 200 percent per annum, and market cap values of more than $600 million. Brown also held sales executive positions at GE Financial, Lockheed Martin and other multinational firms. He has Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen's College and advanced studies in Finance and Brokerage Operations at New York University.

"Zodiac has done an excellent job driving iTV standards into the cable market and creating a platform that allows Interactive Television 2.0™ to run across any combination of tru2way devices," said Brown. "Interoperability is key to a successful iTV rollout, and Zodiac removes those concerns from operators with its PowerUp™ framework, allowing operators to offer these exciting new services more quickly to their subscribers."

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