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Harmonic names Ventura as channels chief

Technology company Harmonic has named Lauren Ventura as vice-president of channels. Ventura was previously a consultant for Boston Consulting Group and Bain Capital, and also spent over 15 years at Cisco in senior marketing, services, and channel roles, including the head of marketing in Singapore for the Asia-Pacific region.

“We’re looking forward to seeing Lauren’s impact here at Harmonic,” said Harmonic’s chief marketing officer Peter Alexander. “Our channel programme is a vital component of our overall growth strategy, and her background in building channel business programmes and her strategic execution both in the United States and abroad are the right ingredients for taking the Harmonic channel business to the next level.”

The appointment of Ventura follows yesterday’s news that Lawrence Kaplan, founding CEO of Omneon, which was acquired by Harmonic, is to leave the company. Kaplan will continue to act as an adviser to Harmonic.