Peter D. Aquino
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Aquino joined SeaChange International as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director on the Board of Directors in September 2021 following a successful tenure at Spartacus Acquisition Corporation (“Spartacus AC”) (NASDAQ: TMTS), a special purpose acquisition company, where he currently serves as Chairman and CEO. Spartacus AC has announced a business combination with NextNav, a leader in next generation GPS, which is expected to close in Q4 2021. Mr. Aquino is expected to continue to serve as Spartacus AC’s Chairman and CEO until its business combination with NextNav closes, and he expects to join the board of NextNav upon the close of the business combination. Prior to Spartacus AC, Mr. Aquino held lead executive positions at a range of leading technology companies, including: Chairman and CEO of Internap Corporation, Chairman and CEO of Primus Telecommunications Group, and President and CEO of RCN Corporation. At RCN Corp, Mr. Aquino led the company’s transformation into an all-digital HDTV cable multiple system operator (MSO) and created an advanced Metro-fiber network. Mr. Aquino began his career at Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) in 1983, and has served on numerous public company boards, including: Lumos Networks, FairPoint Communications, Alaska Communications, and TiVo Corp (prior to its sale to Rovi in 2016). Mr. Aquino holds a bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University in New Jersey, and an M.B.A. from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Prinn joined the Company on October 8, 2019 as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer. Michael previously served as the Vice President, Finance of Brightcove, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV) from October 2018 to September 2019. Prior to that, from October 2012 to September 2018, Michael served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bridgeline Digital, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLIN). In addition to his duties as Chief Financial Officer, Michael acted as Co-Interim Chief Executive Officer and President of Bridgeline Digital from December 2015 to May 2016, when a new President and Chief Executive Officer was appointed.
Senior Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer
Christoph Klimmer joined SeaChange International in February 2019, as VP of EMEA sales. Klimmer was then promoted in February 2021 to Senior VP of Global Sales and Marketing, taking on the responsibilities of spearheading sales, strategy and product positioning for the company’s video delivery software solutions for linear, video on demand (VOD) and time-shifted TV (TSTV). In October 2021, Klimmer was promoted to his current role of Senior Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer.
Previously, Klimmer held director of global sales and technical sales director, APAC, posts at Xstream, a provider of over-the-top (OTT) TV and video on demand (VOD) services based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He initially helped to build the company’s APAC and international operations in Singapore before taking over global sales responsibilities. He was also instrumental in preparations for Xstream’s acquisition by SeaChange in 2019.
Senior Vice President & Chief Service (Delivery) Officer
Drumeel Thakkar joined SeaChange International in June 2019, as Director Business Development & Solutions. Thakkar was promoted to Senior Director- Customer Engineering-NAM, Senior Director- Solutions Engineering, then in February 2021 to Senior VP of Global Operations & Delivery, taking the responsibility of global operations and the technical support organization including solutions, project management and customer engineering and deployment. In October 2021, Thakkar was promoted to his current role of Senior Vice President & Chief Service (Delivery) Officer.
Previously, at SeaChange, he served as director, business development and solutions and then senior director, customer engineering, North America. Thakkar also worked at ATEME, as head of solutions engineering; and Ericsson, as an infrastructure architect: IPTV solutions. He started his career at CenturyLink, where over a six-year period, he grew from senior engineer to principal architect.
Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Pawel Luszczek joined SeaChange International in May 2019, as Vice President of OVP. In July 2020, Luszczek took a position at Link4 as Chief Technology Officer, to then return to SeaChange to oversee a Warsaw-based workforce of 200 employees that develops and enhances the company’s video delivery software solutions for linear, video on demand (VOD) and time-shifted TV (TSTV). In October 2021, Luszczek was promoted to his current role of Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer.
Previously, Luszczek held Head of Product Engineering and Chief Technology Officer, posts at Xstream, a provider of over-the-top (OTT) TV and video on demand (VOD) services based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He managed over 60+ Java and PHP developers, Scrum Masters and DevOps, while driving organizational changes to achieve business driven KPIs and best practices for full SLDC.
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Elaine Martel initially joined SeaChange in 2005 as SeaChange’s first in-house counsel and is currently Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Ms. Martel previously served as counsel at Shiva Corporation and Stratus Technologies, Inc. before joining SeaChange. She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and is also a United States Registered Patent Attorney. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Martel held various positions in engineering, marketing, product management and customer service at various high technology companies, including Data General Corporation, Bytex Corporation and Shiva Corporation. Ms. Martel graduated from M.I.T. with an S.B. in Computer Science and Engineering, from Northeastern University with a High Technology M.B.A. specializing in high technology marketing, from Suffolk University Law School with a J.D. specializing in intellectual property law and from the Boston University Law School Graduate Tax Program with a LL.M specializing in intellectual property tax and international tax law. Ms. Martel served as Chairman of the Worcester (MA) M.I.T. Educational Council, served on the Executive Board of the Marlborough (MA) Medical Reserve Corps, was elected to and served on the Marlborough (MA) School Committee, including as Secretary and Chairman of the Negotiations Committee, and served on the Massachusetts Association of School Committees including Chairman of the Advocacy Committee, member of the Resolutions Committee and member of the Technology Committee. Ms. Martel is a recipient of the George B. Morgan ’20 Award from the M.I.T. Alumni Association for outstanding service as an Educational Counselor.