Qligent Appoints Brick Eksten CEO

Qligent, a provider of cloud-based media delivery quality assurance solutions, said today that media technology veteran Brick Eksten has joined the company as its new CEO. Eugene Shchemelev, Qligent’s founder, has been president and CEO since 2014, and will continue with the company as executive chairman of the board of directors.

Eksten has a background leading companies that help media enterprises leverage disruptive technologies to increase efficiency, profitability and audience share. He joins Qligent from Imagine Communications, where he most recently was CTO, playout and networking solutions and oversaw its roadmap for transitioning customers’ broadcast operations to the cloud.

As CEO, co-founder and technical visionary of streaming solutions pioneer Digital Rapids, he grew the company from four-person startup to a market leader, culminating in its acquisition by Imagine in 2014.

Qligent’s award-winning solutions and services provide comprehensive monitoring, visualization, and analysis of content delivery all the way to the end consumer. Holistically covering Quality of Service (QoS), consumer Quality of Experience (QoE), and regulatory compliance, Qligent’s technology offers media organizations rich, actionable insights across multiple delivery platforms and networks.

“Brick has a proven track record of helping forward-looking companies align their innovations with market needs in a way that maximizes the benefits for their customers while achieving or exceeding the company’s strategic objectives,” Shchemelev said. “We are excited to welcome him to the team. His leadership abilities will be valuable as we take Qligent to the next level and help our customers take even more steps towards their evolving goals.”

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