Joost Names New CEO

    June 5, 2007

Internet television service Joost has named Mike Volpi as their new chief executive officer. Mr. Volpi is taking over for the company’s founding CEO, Fredrik de Wahl, who will become Joost’s chief strategy officer.

Joost Names New CEO
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Joost Names New CEO

"Mike brings unparalleled leadership and technology expertise that will enable us to accelerate the growth of the company," said de Wahl. "I am excited to work with Mike, both because he is an exceptional leader and strategist, and because we share a common ambition for Joost."

Previously Mr. Volpi worked for Cisco Systems where he was senior vice president and general manager for Cisco’s Routing and Service Provider Technology Group.

Volpi stated, "Joost is one of the most exciting companies in the media industry. Fredrik and the Joost team have built a world-class ensemble of talent and created a company and a product with the potential to change the way video is enjoyed around the world."

Friis, executive co-chairman and co-founder of Joost, stated, "Mike’s track record speaks for itself. For Niklas and me, Mike is the dream choice for this role. We’ve known him for many years, as he was a Skype board member."