May 09, 2011 10:00 ET

Altus Appoints Jeff Anderson and Barbara Stinnett to Board of Directors

New Additions Bring Extensive Operations, Sales and Strategy Expertise to Drive Company Growth and Momentum

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - May 9, 2011) - Altus (, a leading provider of enterprise on-demand rich media solutions for conferences, sales enablement, and training, today announced that Jeff Anderson and Barbara Stinnett have been appointed to its Board of Directors.

"As seasoned executives and investors, Jeff and Barbara bring operational knowledge, industry expertise and strategic insight which will be extremely important as we build on our strong growth to become a much larger company," said Ted Cocheu, CEO of Altus. "As enterprise intelligence continues to be redefined by trends in rich media and cloud adoption, Altus is poised to take a market leadership position. The deep understanding both Jeff and Barbara have of our target markets makes them invaluable additions to our team."

Jeff Anderson has more than 17 years of venture capital experience helping private emerging growth companies achieve their business goals. Throughout his career, Jeff has led or sponsored investments into a number of successful technology companies and is an experienced board member, having served on 16 private and public company boards. Previously, Jeff was a Managing Director with Mellon Ventures, a $1.4 billion private equity firm affiliated with Mellon Financial Corporation. Jeff joined Mellon Ventures in 1997 and headed its technology practice group and West Coast office in Los Angeles. Prior to Mellon Ventures, Jeff was with BA Venture Partners, a private equity fund sponsored by Bank of America Corp. Prior investments include Hireright (HIRE), Exult (acquired by Hewitt Associates), Lexar Media (LEXR), Multex (acquired by Reuters), Netscaler (acquired by Citrix) and Snap Appliance (acquired by Adaptec).

Barbara Stinnett is a seasoned operating executive with more than 25 years experience in enterprise and consumer markets. She has helped deliver strong, sustainable, profitable growth to many organizations, ranging from startups to Fortune 50 companies. She brings to Altus the best practices she developed at Hewlett Packard, Sybase, i2 Technologies, SGI, and Sum Total Systems, and as an EVP, President, CEO, and Founder of her own firm.

Barbara has led small and large mergers and acquisitions, such as the HP/Compaq integration, and has a global network that helps companies expand internationally. Her experience also encompasses global marketing, sales and services, and she is a subject matter expert in business intelligence and analytics, social collaboration, unified communications, media and entertainment, global supply chain and manufacturing. Barbara has held multiple board positions, both public and private, is an advisor to multiple CEOs and their boards, and is board certified by the National Association of Corporate Directors.

About Altus
Altus provides a leading SaaS-based platform for monetizing enterprise video with specific applications for corporate conferences and events, sales enablement, and learning. Altus enables companies to capture, share and search video content down to the spoken word. Organizations deploying the Altus vSearch platform and mobile apps can deliver critical knowledge on-demand to large, global audiences, including employees, partners and customers. Industry leaders such as Cisco, GM, IBM, NetApp, and Oracle rely on Altus to achieve outstanding ROI through substantial productivity gains and cost savings, while also driving revenue through lead generation and analytics. More information is available at

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