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.

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, United Kingdom.

John Ward

Executive Vice President Americas

John is responsible for creating and managing both the sales and operations across North and South America. With a deep background in broadcast media he’s held a number of executive roles, most recently as Chief Technology Officer of iNDEMAND, where he was responsible for the distribution of premium VOD & PPV entertainment to more than 200 North American TV operators. John is based in Santa Rosa, California.

Simon Hanna

Regional Vice President, EMEA

Simon is a specialist in video delivery platforms for Pay-TV and OTT operators, with more than 20 years’ experience working with major video entertainment operators and primary vendors in the worldwide Pay-TV industry across cable, satellite, and telco customers. He is based in London, United Kingdom.

Chris White

Operations Director

Chris combines extensive commercial and technical experience, and he oversees all of the software development and engineering activities within Friend MTS. He also leads the company’s service delivery, including the Client Services, Operations and Professional Services teams. Chris is based in York, United Kingdom.

James Caselton

Head of Product

As head of product, James is responsible for the company’s global product strategy and manages the product team. With a comprehensive background in international business holding senior roles in engineering, sales, marketing and product management, James has worked for and with many of the world’s leading technology companies, across B2B and B2C. James is based in London, UK.

Dennis Scott

Director Channel Sales

Skilled in creating collaborative propositions to generate new and profitable revenue streams on a global scale, Dennis is responsible for leading the channel sales programme with partners worldwide for Friend MTS. He is based in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Andrew Shindler

General Counsel

As General Counsel, Andrew brings over three decades of legal experience in technology, commercial and intellectual property law, with a focus on sports and information technology to Friend MTS. He has acted on many high-profile, complex transactions, been ‘rated’ in the leading legal directories, and led a number of award-winning legal teams, including Commercial Law Firm of the Year. Andrew is based in London.

Mark Scotter

Financial Director

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, United Kingdom.


Mike Baron

Senior VP, Sales & Strategy, Americas

As Senior Vice President, Sales & Strategy, Americas, Mike oversees business development for new and current partnerships driving strategic growth in the U.S. and South America. With 25 years of experience, he previously served as Senior Vice President of Partnerships for Super League Gaming / Virtualis Studios. Mike is based in Los Angeles, California.

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