LONDON, UK – June 26, 2023 – Friend MTS, the leading content security specialist for the biggest names in live and on-demand sports and entertainment, has announced the appointment of Andy Haynes as the new Senior Vice President (SVP) of Engineering. Andy’s background in leading and growing successful development teams will help Friend MTS underpin its current growth trajectory with the continued development of world-leading products and services.
Andy holds a PhD in image analysis and has worked in cyber security and the media industry for over twenty years, developing and deploying broadcast security solutions around the world. As a proven, experienced cybersecurity executive, he is adept at understanding complex problems and working with his teams to develop and deploy innovative solutions.
“You can measure the success of a company by the list of customers it works with and consistently retains,” says Andy, “and that’s one of the main reasons that I was so excited to join Friend MTS; the portfolio of world-leading customers is outstanding. I was also excited by the strategy and ambition of the company. I am delighted to join at a time when we are growing significantly.”
“I am delighted that Andy agreed to join the leadership team, at a time where we are experiencing significant growth. His experience of managing high-performing development teams at scale will be crucial to ensure we continue to retain and grow the list of leading sports rights and content rights owners globally,” said Shane McCarthy, CEO of Friend MTS. “Our Emmy® award-winning solutions are at the core of our success, and we will continue to invest in our team that ensures it stays one step ahead of piracy and its ever-changing tactics. Our continued expansion will help us to reach and support more customers with the data, solutions and expertise they need to secure their content from theft.”
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