– UK / SPAIN – mirada plc, the AIM-quoted audio-visual interaction specialist, is pleased to announce two new Board appointments.
José Gozalbo has been appointed as an Executive Director and Matthew Earl has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.
José Francisco Gozalbo Sidro (aged 42) José joined mirada as Chief Technology Officer in March 2008, bringing over 18 years of experience in software development companies. In this role he has been responsible for software development, quality assurance, R&D and presales departments. He has a special focus on the Latin America region and has helped to build relationships with big telecoms partners that have led to multiple deployments of mirada’s products. Prior to joining mirada, José was Chief Technology Officer at Fresh Interactive Technologies where he managed the deployment of products and services worldwide, working with some of the key partners in the Pay TV market. José currently holds 253,005 ordinary shares in the Company.
Matthew Peter Earl (aged 35) Matthew has spent over 12 years working in the financial services sector primarily in Equity Capital Markets. Matthew started his career with Royal Bank of Scotland plc as an economist before working at Investec plc. Matthew then joined Charles Stanley Securities as an equity analyst in the support services sector, until he moved to head up the business services research team at Matrix Group Limited in 2010. More recently he has become an active investor in small and medium sized businesses. Matthew currently holds 59,000 ordinary shares in the Company.
Commenting, José Luis Vázquez, Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are delighted to have added two such highly experienced individuals to our Board. José has been a key member of our team as the Company has developed over recent years. His knowledge base and exceptional skill set have helped us to grow our relationships with big telecoms suppliers and will be extremely useful as we further expand our customer proposition.
We believe that Matthew will further strengthen our Board’s corporate governance and risk monitoring obligations. His equity capital markets experience and exceptional connections throughout the City as well as his in-depth industry knowledge will be invaluable as we further develop our business.”
mirada creates and manages services for digital TV platforms and broadcasters which enable consumers to interact with and purchase digital content on television, mobile, online and bespoke devices. mirada’s products and solutions are used worldwide to deliver interactive TV, Video on Demand, digital marketing and payment services. Its products and services have been deployed by some of the biggest names in digital media and broadcasting including Sky, Virgin Media, BBC, ITV, France Telecom and Telefónica. Headquartered in London, mirada has commercial offices across Europe and Latin America and operates technical centres in the UK and Spain.
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