Peter D. Aquino
Executive Chairman of the Board
Mr. Aquino joined SeaChange International, Inc. as President and Chief Executive Officer, and a director of the Board, in September 2021. In July 2022, Mr. Aquino was additionally appointed as the Chairman of the Board, and soon later promoted Christoph Klimmer to President to rebalance executive roles and responsibilities. Prior to SeaChange International, Mr. Aquino was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Spartacus Acquisition Corporation which completed an Initial Public Offering as a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (NASDAQ: TMTS) in October 2020. By October 2021, Spartacus closed a successful business combination with NextNav, LLC, a leader in next generation GPS services, including 2.4B Mhz POPs of a 900 Mhz spectrum asset. Prior to Spartacus, Mr. Aquino held key executive positions at a range of Telecom, Media, and Technology (TMT) 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 TV and Streaming platform, and was the architect to overbuild RCN’s metro markets with an advanced Metro-fiber network throughout the Northeast U.S. and out to Chicago (now part of Crown Castle). Mr. Aquino began his career at AT&T/Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) in 1983, and has served on numerous public company boards, including: Lumos Networks, FairPoint Communications, Alaska Communications, and Tivo Corp. Besides serving as director of SeaChange International, Mr. Aquino is also a board member of NextNav, Inc. since October 2021. Mr. Aquino earned a BA degree from Montclair State University in New Jersey, and an MBA from George Washington University in Washington, DC.
President, CEO and Director
Christoph Klimmer joined SeaChange International in February 2019 as the Vice President of EMEA sales when the Company acquired Danish streaming platform provider Xstream A/S. Mr. Klimmer was then promoted in February 2021 to Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, taking on the responsibilities of spearheading sales, strategy and product positioning for the company’s video delivery, ad insertion and distribution software solutions. In October 2021, Mr. Klimmer was promoted to the role of Senior Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer and was promoted to President in August 2022. Previously, Mr. 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.
David J. Nicol
David J. Nicol has served as a director of SeaChange since May 2021. Mr. Nicol chaired the Audit Committee from his appointment in May 2021 until August 2022, and has since chaired the Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee. He has served on the board of directors of CCUR Holdings, Inc. (OTCPK: CCUR) since February 2018, where he is a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee and serves as Chair of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. Since March 2004, Mr. Nicol has also served as a director of Evolving Systems, Inc., now Symbolic Logic, Inc. From July 2019 through March 2022, he served as a member of the board of directors of Nanoveu Limited (NVU), which he helped take public on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). Mr. Nicol also serves as an independent board member of a privately-held provider of facilities management SaaS services. A member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (since 2004) and Financial Executives International, since August 2015 he has served on the faculty in the Finance Department and as Executive-in-Residence at the Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. From February 2012 through March 2014, Mr. Nicol was President/COO of Strongwatch Corporation, a security innovation company since acquired. In prior assignments, Mr. Nicol held senior-level executive positions with both public companies (Verisign, Illuminet, and Sprint/United Telecom), as well as early-stage, private companies: Solutionary (IT network security), Sipera (VOIP security), ITN (network signaling), International Micronet (LAN/WAN systems) and iLAN (LAN systems & consulting). Mr. Nicol holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Economics/Corporate Finance from Case Western Reserve University, and has taught corporate finance at the MBA level at the Weatherhead School at CWRU and elsewhere.
Steven G. Singer
Steven G. Singer has served as a director of SeaChange since August 2021 and chairs the Compensation Committee since August 2022. He has served on the board of CCUR Holdings, Inc. (OTCPK: CCUR) since July 2017 and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board. Mr. Singer has also served on the board of Symbolic Logic (formerly Evolving Systems (NASDAQ:EVOL)) since January 2022 and was appointed Chairman of the Board in August 2022. Mr. Singer is also a consultant to Remus Holding, Inc., a closely held investment business, a position he has held since 2016 and, since 2019, he has been a senior executive consultant to All Green Acquisitions, LLC, an environmentally-friendly precious metals recovery firm. From 2000 to 2016, Mr. Singer served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Banknote Corporation, a provider of secure financial products and solutions and a public company through 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Singer was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Remus Holdings, Inc. from 1994 to 2000. Mr. Singer has served on numerous public and private company boards that cover a broad range of markets, including: financial and identity transactions and documents; data storage and retrieval; complex web hosting and managed services; cable TV; beverages; energy; textiles; plastics; telecom; and pharmaceuticals and other medical devices and products. Mr. Singer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.
Lead Independent Director
Matthew Stecker has served as a director of SeaChange since February 2021 and was appointed as the Lead Independent Director of the Board in July 2022. He has a member of the board of directors of Evolving Systems (NASDAQ:EVOL), a leader in real-time digital engagement solutions and services, since March 2016, and was named Chairman in August 2016, Executive Chairman in April 2018 and President & CEO in July 2018. He served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the United States Department of Commerce from 2014 to 2017. In that capacity, Mr. Stecker was part of the senior team that launched the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). Mr. Stecker currently serves on the board of directors of Live Microsystems, Inc. (OTC:LMSC). He previously served on the boards of directors of Sito Mobile, Ltd. (OTC:SITOQ) from June 2017 to September 2017, MRV Communications from April 2013 to June 2016 and HealthWarehouse.com Inc. from December 2010 to August 2013, where he also served on the compensation committee. From January to November 2014, Mr. Stecker served as the Vice President of Mobile Entertainment for RealNetworks (NASDAQ:RNWK). From November 2009 to December 2013, he served as CEO of Live MicroSystems, Inc., and from April 2005 to November 2009 he was a senior executive in both Telecom Operations and Strategy at Cartesian, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRTN). He received his B.A. in Political Science and Computer Science from Duke University, and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.
Igor Volshteyn has served as a director of SeaChange since August 2022. Mr. Volshteyn chairs the Audit Committee since his appointment in August 2022 . Mr. Volshteyn currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of CCUR Holdings, Inc., having previously served as interim Chief Operating Officer and President, and Senior Vice President of Business Development since 2019. Since January 2022, Mr. Volshteyn has served as a director of Symbolic Logic, Inc. (OTC: EVOL), serving as Chair of the Investment Committee. From August 2020 through November 2021, Mr. Volshteyn served as Chief Financial Officer and a director of Spartacus Acquisition Corporation, a Nasdaq listed special purpose acquisition corporation focused on the TMT industry, that completed a business combination with NextNav Inc. (NASDAQ: NN) in October 2021. Mr. Volshteyn began his career as a research analyst and investment banker at Tejas Securities Group, Inc. focusing primarily on technology and telecommunications and has over 20 years of experience in the investment management industry. Mr. Volshteyn served as the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Echelon Investment Partners LP from May 2016 to December 2018 and as an analyst and portfolio manager at Millennium Management from July 2007 to March 2016. From August 2019 to February 2020, Mr. Volshteyn served on the board of directors for Goodman Networks, Inc. Mr. Volshteyn holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, with highest honors, from the University of Texas at Austin.