Dusho Appointed to Lead BroadSign - AvNetwork.com

Dusho Appointed to Lead BroadSign

Publish date:

MONTREAL, CANADA-- February 01, 2009. BroadSign International, a leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for managing digital out-of-home networks, announced that Chief Strategy Officer Brian Dusho has been appointed President of the company, as Patrick (Rick) Engels has stepped down from the post of CEO to pursue other career opportunities.
Brian Dusho is a digital signage industry veteran and a founding member of BroadSign International. He has been instrumental in building strong sales and marketing organisation and expanding BroadSign’s foothold from North America to Europe, Asia and Latin America. Dusho has been a visionary force in identifying strategic market trends and gearing product development towards them, which allowed BroadSign, a company created in 2004, to seize leading positions in a very short span of time.

“I enjoyed working with Rick Engels, and I thank him for his commitment and contribution since he took over 15 months ago,” said Brian Dusho. “I wish Rick all the best in his new endeavours.” Cord Christensen, also a co-founder of BroadSign international, who had been CEO of the company in the past, has been re-appointed Chairman and CEO and will be in charge of
corporate governance.

Brian Dusho will oversee strategic product development and run day-to-day operations. According to Brian Dusho, his efforts will focus on boosting core revenue streams such as software subscriptions , managed services and implementing strategic initiatives such as BroadSign Open – a breakthrough web-based platform for media aggregators and buyers to plan and purchase ad space across the BroadSign-powered universe.

"I am excited to lead BroadSign as we transform our refreshed growth plan, technology, and recently announced partnerships into sizable returns for our customers and shareholders," said Dusho.

Following the leadership transition, corporate headquarters will be transferred from Minnesota to Montreal, where the R&D, support, sales and marketing departments have been located since BroadSign’s inception.


BroadSign Appoints Boudreault, Injects $4.5M

BroadSign Canada Inc., has announced that its parent company, digital signage software provider BroadSign International Inc. has appointed top technology expert Mr. Richard Boudreault as chairman of the Board of Directors and will invest an additional $4.5M in its facilities located in Montreal, Quebec. BroadSign will use the new investment to expand the research and development department and reinforce the company's customer service and support infrastructure in Montreal. The company also plans to build a new call center and expects to double its Montreal-based work force from 30 to 60 employees in 2008. Most of the new hires will be dedicated to ensuring BroadSign continues to provide the highest-quality support services to its growing base of digital signage network customers. "Montreal offers a wealth of development and support resources, as well as a friendly business environment for a technology company like BroadSign," said BroadSign President and CEO Rick Engel

Broadsign Expands

BroadSign International has announced it is expanding its global presence beyond its current base in North America and Europe into Asia, specifically targeting India and China. A recent customer win in India is launching BroadSign’s presence in the region, after beating out more than 20 other competing vendors to provide the software that will drive a retail digital signage network encompassing more than 300 stores, with plans by the retailer for thousands of stores in the future. BroadSign’s software, delivered via a Software as a Service (SaaS) model, powers digital signage networks in stores, restaurants, malls and transportation hubs around the world. The company expects its experience working with both network operators and retailers to be beneficial in India and China, where retailers are often building and operating the networks themselves. In addition, BroadSign’s focus on scalable software that remains affordable to manage even as the number of

Broadsign and DPN

BroadSign announced August 21st that Massachusetts-based Digital Promo Network (DPN) will use the BroadSign Suite to deploy a digital signage network in 500 convenience stores by the end of 2007, with plans to expand the network to 2,000 stores over the next 18 months. BroadSign provides hosted software for powering digital signage networks in stores, restaurants, malls and transportation hubs around the world. BroadSign's digital signage network software will allow DPN's advertisers to buy and schedule in-store video spots in a targeted and efficient manner and manage networked content from one central location. Each convenience store location will have up to two screens that will play ads promoting the products sold in-store as well as other relevant information and entertainment content. The full-color digital displays, managed by BroadSign software, will allow the stores to capture the attention of customers, increasing the performance of its point-of-purchas

Broadsign and rVue

Broadsign International, provider of digital signage software, and rVue, Inc. a subsidiary of rVue Holdings, announced today that the Open API integration between the two platforms has been completed. BroadSign carried out the initial phase of integration with rVue last year, becoming the first digital signage softwa

BroadSign Acquires Navori

BroadSign International, Inc. (BroadSign), provider of hosted software for managing digital signage networks, announced Feb. 5th that it has entered into an agreement to acquire privately-held Navori International S.A. (Navori). The Switzerland-based company provides software solutions for closed digital signage networks. Financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. This acquisition reinforces BroadSign’s leadership as the premier software provider in the digital signage industry and expands the company’s presence in the European and Pacific Rim markets with a centrally located facility for sales, support and services staff. It also builds on the company’s leadership position in the expected industry consolidation and adds to BroadSign’s market share and vertical penetration...

iSIGN Media and Broadsign Agreement

iSIGN Media Solutions Inc. has announced that it has entered into a partnership with BroadSign International Inc. to mutually promote, support and sell each other’s solutions. iSIGN’s technology communicates with consumers while they are in the vicinity of digital signs via personal mobile devices, on an opt-in basis

BroadSign Suite 6.0

BroadSign International has announced the release of the BroadSign Suite 6.0, an advanced enterprise-scale software platform for digital signage networks. The Software as a Service (SaaS) offering is licensed on a monthly subscription basis and allows digital signage networks and their operators a way to manage even the largest networks for both maximum ad revenue and efficiency. All of BroadSign's existing customer networks will be remotely upgraded at no additional cost...