Qligent Names Ken Dillard Vice President Of Sales
Qligent, a provider of cloud-based media delivery quality assurance solutions, has appointed 30-year broadcast industry veteran Ken Dillard as vice president of sales, effective immediately. Reporting to CEO Brick Eksten, Dillard will lead all sales and business development initiatives in North American and the CALA region, and collaborate with Qligent sales representatives and partners worldwide.
Dillard brings a diverse range of broadcast experience industry to his new role. He spent nearly 15 years as a broadcast engineer for radio and television stations before transitioning to sales. He has since held roles of increasing responsibility with Harris Corp, Dejero, Avid and TVU Networks, working his way up from regional to executive-level positions. His sales and engineering experience gives him strong knowledge and expertise across the entire media production and delivery workflow, including Qligent’s core monitoring and analysis business.
“Broadcast is an important staple of our business, and we see strong opportunities to help broadcasters leverage a very rich and granular level of data to monetize their OTA and OTT services,” Dillard said. “We are also working very closely with content creators and their distribution partners to bring core Qligent competencies in QoS/QoE monitoring to their services.”
“Ken joins Qligent at a time of growth and expansion into new and exciting business areas for the company,” Eksten said. “He brings a detailed understanding of how media enterprises are accelerating toward DTC business models, which represents the direction of where the broader media and entertainment industry is headed. These skillsets, along with his strong track record of successful sales and business development initiatives for leading industry vendors, makes him an ideal fit for helping Qligent customers monetize their content and improve client satisfaction.”