Austin-Based latakoo Announces New Executive Hires
Cloud-based platform is poised for next phase of growth.
(Austin, Texas) May 18, 2022 – Austin-based latakoo announced the expansion of its team and global outreach efforts with the hiring of three sales and business development professionals.
Jacob Wibe joins latakoo as Chief Financial Officer and brings a wealth of financial expertise to latakoo as the company seeks to re-envision its sales strategy and position latakoo for growth. Prior to joining latakoo, he served as the manager of transfer pricing for MNP, a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. Wibe has a PhD in economics from Western University and is based in Alberta, Canada.
Erica Woods, who joins latakoo as an Account Executive, is based in Scottsdale, Arizona and brings more than 10 years of sales and customer support experience. Woods plays a critical role in client relations as she listens to customers’ needs and responds to inquiries from the large community of latakoo users. Prior to joining latakoo, she served as a financial services consultant for Paro.
Dan Neuenfeldt joins latakoo as Vice President of Business Development and brings nearly 20 years of sales and management experience to the company. His role will be an integral part of latakoo’s mission to expand its customer base beyond the traditional media broadcast realm. Before joining latakoo, Neuenfeldt led successful sales teams for Katerra, AMD and Flextronics. He is based at latakoo’s headquarters in Austin.
As news organizations and other content developers shift to remote workplaces around the globe, the demand for fast and secure platforms for high quality video transfer has never been higher, and latakoo is meeting those demands today.
“Jacob, Dan and Erica will work with our current core team of workflow and technology experts to provide EBITDA friendly solutions to teams of content producers,” said Jade Kurian, Co-founder and President of latakoo. “The goal is not just our success, but the success of content and journalism companies.”
latakoo is the fastest, easiest way and most secure way to transfer high-quality video files from anywhere to anywhere, regardless of file size or Internet connection. Based in Austin, Texas, the company was founded in 2010 by two award-winning journalists (Paul Adrian and Jade Kurian) for journalists. latakoo enables professional broadcasters and production companies to automate delivery of video content to different asset managers and digital platforms and ingest or playout servers seamlessly. latakoo’s clients are some of the world’s largest media organizations, including Nexstar Media Group and Euronews. In 2020, The International Trade Association for the Broadcast & Media Industry (IABM) named latakoo its Company of the Year and selected latakoo President Jade Kurian as a finalist for its Technology Leader of the Year award.