Posted by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)
Industry Veteran Hired to Scale Rapidly Growing Business
WINTER PARK, Fla. – Aug. 3, 2010 – Highwinds, a leader in content delivery, network and IP services, today announced that it has hired Van Macatee as COO of Content Delivery and Network Services. In this role, he will leverage over three decades of global telecom, network and information technologies experience as he takes overall responsibility for all operational aspects of Highwinds’ Content Delivery and Network Services.
“Van has an impressive history of building efficient operations in high-growth companies,” said Steve Liddell, president of Content Delivery and Network Services for Highwinds. “With the recent acquisition of BandCon and our high growth rate, he will be instrumental in ensuring that our customer experience remains a top priority. He is a renowned expert at running successful technical operations and managing groups of talented people in a way that always benefits the customer.”
Macatee’s experience includes high-profile technical leadership roles for the U.S. Department of Defense, Sprint Long Distance, TCI and Level 3. While serving as group vice president, global operations, for Level 3, Macatee organized and ran the company’s worldwide network operations function, overseeing field operations, network provisioning and management, customer service and IT. Most recently, as founder of consultancy The Evermore Group, he assisted international cable and telecom operators in improving their operational strategies, execution and performance.
“Highwinds is a highly profitable company that is growing rapidly, and I am very excited to be part of an executive team that is shaking up the industry,” said Van Macatee, Highwinds’ new COO of Content Delivery and Network Services. “As I take the reins in this new role, my goal is to continuously improve our customer experience.”