Ottawa Canada, May 20th 2021 – Ross Video is pleased to announce that Martin Soukup has joined the company in the newly-created role of Vice President of Product Development. Soukup will work within the office of the CTO and will help develop and coordinate the company's strategy in relation to product development methodologies, technology and co-ordination.
A keen sailor, canoeist and cyclist, Soukup joins Ross with over twenty-five years of experience in Product Development having held senior R&D, Applications Development and Solutions Architect roles with a variety of technology companies. He has led large teams in electronic design, embedded software, high performance networking, cloud, data analytics, and machine learning industries, and has held leadership roles in Fortune 500 and medium-sized businesses around the world. Martin holds a Master of Science in Information Technology from the University of Liverpool (Computer Security) and a Bachelor of Arts Psychology from Carleton University. He has also studied at the University of British Columbia, the University of California at Berkeley, and the Wharton School of Business.
"I'm extremely pleased to be joining Ross at this pivotal time in the company's growth," Soukup notes. "Ross has successfully walked a very pragmatic path over the last few years, balancing the emergence of IP with developments in 12G SDI and remote production. As a result, Ross offers an impressively diverse portfolio of solutions. We have amazing innovation across each of our product lines, but of course a company of our size needs to prioritize and make smart decisions about where to focus our resources. I'm looking forward to working with Troy (English, Ross CTO) and the Vice-President of Products team to ensure we continue scaling in a sustainable manner."
Ross CTO Troy English echoes Soukup's sentiment. "We've enjoyed twenty-nine unbroken years of growth and that's been very rewarding, but past performance is never a guarantee of future success and we are certainly not complacent. We need to ensure that we have the right mix of solutions for our customers around the world who are themselves at different stages in their evolution, and that requires a higher degree of consistency of approach and strategy as we build on our excellent performance. I'm sure Martin's experience will be highly valuable here, as we improve our roadmap planning, development methodologies and ‘Go to Market' strategies."