Friend MTS - the Anti-Piracy Experts

Our leadership team provides expert knowledge and experience from across the digital and TV industries. Together with our technology engineers and solutions architects they offer with all the tools you need to take back control of your platform, channel or content from the hands of the pirates.

Shane McCarthy

Chief Executive Officer

Shane is responsible for leading the Friend MTS team and global business growth. With a successful history of driving change in the video technology market, Shane previously held executive positions in global technology organisations, and oversaw the growth of his own business from a bootstrapped startup to an FTSE listed company. He is also chair of one of the UK’s largest Technology EoT boards. Shane is based in London, UK.

Jonathan Friend

Chief Product Officer

Jonathan is widely recognized as a preeminent thought leader in the field of content protection technology solutions. His strategic vision has grown the company from a UK-based business with two employees to an international business with offices around the world. A technologist and visionary, he continues to drive growth through the creation of the company’s advanced proprietary solutions. Jonathan is based in London, UK.

Mark Scotter

Chief Financial Officer

Mark is a qualified accountant (FCCA and ACA) with 10 years’ experience in M&A and fundraising, primarily for technology oriented companies. Since joining Friend MTS he has been involved in both commercial and financial aspects of the business. Mark is based in Birmingham, UK.


Simon Thornberry

Chief Operating Officer

Simon has over 20 years’ experience in B2B SaaS and high growth businesses, including 13 years at cyber security provider Mimecast, from start-up through IPO, and then as COO in a marketing technology organisation. Simon is based in London, UK.

Chris White

Chief Architect

Chris leads a team focused on solution and system architecture as well as engineering and operational initiatives to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of product and service development and identify emerging technologies. He is also responsible for cyber security. Chris has over 20 years’ experience in operations, software engineering and as a technical architect. He is based in York, UK.

Chris Gibbs

Senior Vice President of Global Sales

Chris leads new business growth at Friend MTS, across all territories and markets. Chris has a strong track record of generating business growth, selling complex cloud-based solutions and services within the Media and Entertainment industry and helping customers implement solutions and strategies to deliver successful business outcomes. Chris is based in London, UK

Andy Haynes

Senior Vice President of Engineering

With a PhD in image analysis and over twenty years in cyber security, Andy has proven expertise and experience developing and deploying innovative broadcast security solutions around the world. Andy is based in London, UK.

Nik Forman

Vice President of Marketing

With over 20 years’ of B2B marketing experience, and a wide knowledge of the sports, media & entertainment industries, Nik is responsible for the Friend MTS Marketing and Communications functions. He is based in London, UK.

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