Digital Deck™ has added new management with significant consumer electronics & home networking expertise. Robert DeFeo has been named the new President, Chief Executive Officer; Ted Malone joins as Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Marketing.
Digital Deck™ Introduces New Management to Strengthen Marketing, Channel Relations and Product Development
Redwood City, CA, August 30, 2005 - Digital Deck™, the leading developer of complete home media entertainment systems, has added new top level management with significant consumer electronics and home networking industry expertise. Robert DeFeo has been named the new President and Chief Executive Officer while Ted Malone joins as Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Marketing.
"This new team brings DigitalDeck the necessary skills to accelerate growth in our young company," said Harvey Gettleson, COO of lead investment firm Lexington Ventures and Chairman of Digital Deck. "They are both seasoned industry veterans with years of experience managing new ventures. Their expertise will clearly impact our company's direction and future."
Robert DeFeo, President and CEO
Robert DeFeo has joined DigitalDeck as President, Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to joining Digital Deck, DeFeo served as CEO of Teranex Inc., an image processing solutions provider for the digital media industry, which was successfully sold to Silicon Optix.
DeFeo also served as President and Executive VP Sales & Marketing for Optibase, Inc., a leading provider of digital media gateways for both the enterprise and IPTV and was instrumental in the company's successful IPO. He held sales management positions with Intel, Benchmarq Microelectronics, and Chips and Technologies.
DeFeo holds an MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California, an MBA from the University of Southern California, and a BS from the University of Pittsburgh.
Ted Malone, VP Corporate Strategy and Marketing
Ted Malone has been appointed Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Marketing for Digital Deck. In this newly created position, Malone will drive the creation of the overall product and service strategy as well as corporate marketing. Previously, Malone led product marketing activities at TiVo for six years, responsible for determining market requirements, product features, configuration, pricing and competitive analysis for a variety of standalone and integrated DVR products.
Malone also was a senior engineering manager at Alias/Wavefront, where he developed product requirements and managed the development team for the creation of two versions of the Zap!iT digital video software line. He also led the studio production group of Silicon Graphic's Silicon Studio division, designing and building the Silicon Graphics Entertainment Technology Center.
Mr. Malone holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio State University.
About Digital Deck™
Privately held Digital Deck develops and markets the leading platform for managing and accessing entertainment content throughout the connected home. An elegant TV -based entertainment guide gives consumers access to any of their media such as home theater, live TV, DVDs, VCRs, PC media, DVR and more - in every connected room in the house. Digital Deck delivers the long -awaited convergence of consumer and computer technology in a unified, user -friendly system, and all managed through one single remote.
DigitalDeck is headquartered in Redwood City, California. For more information, visit www.digitaldeck.com .