Longtime Video on Demand and Studio Relations
Expert's Position Elevated to Top Executive Role
|NEEDHAM, MA, AUGUST 5, 2006 - KoolConnect Technologies, a leading
provider of advanced media on demand and high-definition in-room entertainment
to luxury and upscale hotels worldwide, today announced that Dave Tahan
has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. In this role, KoolConnect’s
Executive Committee will report to Tahan and he will also have direct responsibilities
for key departments including operations, finance, legal affairs, human
resources, and strategic business development, as well as be responsible
for mergers and acquisitions.
Tahan joined KoolConnect as a consultant following their acquisition of General Dynamics Interactive in April, 2005. Most recently, he has served as the company’s Executive Vice President overseeing a wide array of administrative areas as well as the company’s strategic business relationships and alliances, including Hollywood studios and other key content providers. “With our business growing rapidly, we’re extremely pleased to have someone of Dave’s caliber and experience serving in our senior-most executive role,” said Eran Sherin, Founder and President of KoolConnect. “Dave’s made a tremendous positive impact on our company since he joined us and we’re looking forward to his continued leadership further advancing our success,” he added.
Tahan has nearly 25 years of senior management experience with industry leaders such as GTE and General Dynamics. During his tenure at GTE, Tahan was the chief procurement officer and chairman of GTE’s Strategic Supplier Council. In that role, he managed the relationships of all of GTE’s strategic suppliers who combined sold over $5B annually to the various GTE operating companies and in recognition of his outstanding performance, he received several performance awards including their prestigious President’s Award.
Following GTE’s acquisition by Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) and subsequent divesture of the GTE Government Systems group to General Dynamics, Tahan assumed a leadership position with General Dynamics Interactive, developer of the IntrigueTM hospitality media on demand solution. In that role, Tahan was instrumental in establishing relationships with major Hollywood studios and other content providers, including agreements which paved the way for Intrigue to offer the world’s first HD content in hotel rooms.
Tahan holds degrees from Catholic University in Washington DC (BA) and from Rivier College in New Hampshire (MBA). Mr. Tahan and his wife Heather have four children.
|Also See:||KoolConnect Reports “Huge” Interest in IPTV and PVR at HITEC 2006 / July 2006|
|KoolConnect Acquires VOD Operations of Entertainment Media & Telecom Corporation Ltd. / November 2005|