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1. Aspera Expands Leadership Team to Address Accelerating Adoption of the Aspera High-Speed
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Aspera Expands Leadership Team to Address Accelerating Adoption of the Aspera High-Speed
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Abstract: High-Speed Transfer Innovator Welcomes Mike Flathers and Richard Heitmann to Drive Vertical
Market Adoption, Growing Partnerships and Integrations Aspera, Inc. Francois Quereuil, 510-849-2386
francois@asperasoft.com or Schwartz MSL for Aspera Dara Sklar or Angela Lestar, 415-512-0770
aspera@schwartzmsl.com Logo: http://www.asperasoft.com Aspera, Inc., creators of patented fasp(TM)
transport technology and software products that move the world's digital assets at maximum speed regardless
of data size, distance or network conditions, announced the appointment of industry veterans Richard Heitmann
as vice president of marketing, and Mike Flathers in a newly created role as chief technologist of the Aspera
Developer Platform.
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Full text: High-Speed Transfer Innovator Welcomes Mike Flathers and Richard Heitmann to Drive Vertical
Market Adoption, Growing Partnerships and Integrations
Aspera, Inc.
Francois Quereuil, 510-849-2386
francois@asperasoft.com
or
Schwartz MSL for Aspera
Dara Sklar or Angela Lestar, 415-512-0770
aspera@schwartzmsl.com
Logo: http://www.asperasoft.com
Aspera, Inc., creators of patented fasp(TM) transport technology and software products that move the world's
digital assets at maximum speed regardless of data size, distance or network conditions, announced the
appointment of industry veterans Richard Heitmann as vice president of marketing, and Mike Flathers in a
newly created role as chief technologist of the Aspera Developer Platform. Heitmann and Flathers bring
extensive leadership experience to further drive growth and accelerate demand for Aspera's products and
technology.
Organizations in all industries are faced with the explosion of the volume of data they need to manage,
distribute, process and store, often at global distances. With its unique, patented high-speed transport
technology and complete portfolio of solutions to manage the distribution of large data sets, Aspera is uniquely
positioned to solve many of the challenges presented by the big data era. A proven standard for high-speed
data movement in media, entertainment and broadcast, where enormous file sets must be transported globally
every day, Aspera solutions are now seeing accelerated demand from the federal government, life sciences,
law firms and eDiscovery services, engineering companies and large global enterprises that need to deploy
enterprise-scale applications for the transport of big data over IP networks.
"Aspera has reached impressive milestones with more than 1,300 customers worldwide and 10,000 software
licenses sold, thanks to its visionary technology and people," said Heitmann. "I am thrilled to join the team at
this moment in the company's development and am looking forward to further establishing Aspera's vision to
bring high-speed data movement to all industries."
Heitmann now leads all marketing efforts for Aspera, driving an expanding team of marketing communications,
product marketing and channel marketing professionals, to effectively communicate Aspera's unique value
proposition to rapidly growing industries and tailor the company's solution offerings to better serve these new
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markets.
Flathers joins Aspera as chief technologist of the Aspera Developer Platform, a new role dedicated to Aspera's
rapidly expanding community of third-party developers integrating Aspera fasp technology in applications and
systems that transfer big data -- network file systems and storage solutions, video and media distribution
platforms, mapping and imagery rendering, mobile content solutions and cloud based storage. Flathers joins
Aspera from Sorenson Media, where he was chief technology officer and directed the integration of Aspera
technology into Sorenson Media's pioneering cloud-based video encoding solution. Flathers brings an unusual
combination of deep and broad knowledge of software, media and networking.
"With a world class engineering team that combines creativity, focus and rock-solid technology, Aspera has
created a new standard for high-performance data transport," said Flathers. "I am excited to be serving Aspera's
developer community and driving the expansion of the Aspera SDKs and integration of the fasp technology into
service offerings and products that aim to revolutionize the way people work and collaborate around big data at
a global scale."
Aspera's innovative fasp, fasp-AIR, fasp-MC protocols provide superior file transfer capabilities to a variety of
solutions, including specialized digital asset and media management systems, high-performance storage, cloud
computing services, integrated media platforms, workflow and automation engines, high-speed delivery tools,
leading media production and transformation software, video management and publishing platforms and more.
Aspera fasp technology can be used in desktop, network-based, and web applications in place of FTP, HTTP or
custom TCP-based copy protocols.
About Richard Heitmann
Richard Heitmann has more than 15 years of experience in developing and marketing a broad set of enterprise
solutions. Most recently, he was the vice president of marketing at Atempo where he led marketing and product
strategy. Previously he was vice president of product management and marketing at EVault, an early pioneer in
the area of online backup as a service, which was acquired by Seagate. He has held senior leadership positions
at Phoenix Technologies, WatchGuard Technologies and Onyx Software. Heitmann received a BA in
mathematics and economics from University of California, Santa Barbara and an MBA from the University of
Washington.
About Mike Flathers
Mike Flathers has more than 20 years of software development experience. Throughout his career, Flathers
focused on enabling third-party technology integrations by creating innovative software solutions and APIs. For
the past 10 years, Flathers worked at Sorenson Media where he led the development of Sorenson VCast, one
of the industry's first online video delivery platforms and Sorenson VRS, a leading video relay service
empowering communication for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. Most recently, he was the chief
technology officer for Sorenson Media where he directed research and engineering efforts and managed
technology decisions and architecture. Prior to that, he spent 14 years at Novell after the company acquired
Excelan where he was a lead developer for the LANWorkplace product, the first suite of TCP/IP utilities for DOS
and Windows.
About Aspera
Aspera is the creator of next-generation transport technologies that move the world's digital assets at maximum
speed regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions. Based on its patented fasp(TM) protocol,
Aspera software fully utilizes existing infrastructures to deliver the fastest, most predictable file-transfer
experience. Aspera's core technology delivers unprecedented control over bandwidth, complete security and
uncompromising reliability. More than 1,300 organizations across a variety of industries on six continents rely on
Aspera software for the business-critical transport of their digital assets. Please visit http://www.asperasoft.com
and follow us on Twitter @asperasoft for more information.
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Subject: Product introduction; Software industry; Colleges & universities; Cloud computing; Marketing; Life
sciences;
Publication title: Business Wire
Publication year: 2011
Publication date: Nov 29, 2011
Dateline: EMERYVILLE, Calif.
Publisher: Business Wire
Place of publication: New York
Country of publication: United States
Publication subject: Business And Economics
Source type: Wire Feeds
Language of publication: English
Document type: News
ProQuest document ID: 906336762
Document URL: http://search.proquest.com/docview/906336762?accountid=11528
Copyright: Copyright Business Wire 2011
Last updated: 2011-11-29
Database: ProQuest Business Collection

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