SOURCE: Clearleap

October 14, 2008 09:00 ET

Clearleap Expands Executive Team

TV Infrastructure Technology Company Adds VPs of Business Development, Products & Services, and Sales

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - October 14, 2008) - Clearleap, a provider of television infrastructure technology, has added three new members to its executive staff: Adrienne Steinberg, vice president of business development; Rick Young, vice president of products and services; and Gabriel Berger, vice president of sales. Each has extensive media technology experience.

"We're thrilled to have Adrienne, Rick, and Gabriel on board," said Clearleap's CEO, Braxton Jarratt. "They each have a solid history of developing valuable relationships and furthering the goals of their previous companies. We plan to translate their individual areas of expertise into rapid, successful growth for Clearleap."

Ms. Steinberg previously served as VP of strategic partnerships for AOL and was responsible for the company's relationships with leading consumer electronic and technology companies including HP, Samsung, Sony, Apple, Adobe and Microsoft. Prior to AOL, Ms. Steinberg worked in corporate finance and M&A, specializing in online start-up financial services. She holds a BS in finance from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

"Clearleap is supporting the industry by enabling the delivery of television to satisfy the evolving demands of tomorrow's entertainment consumers," said Ms. Steinberg. "I look forward to helping them further this vision through the establishment of strategic partnerships and industry contacts."

Mr. Young joins Clearleap after five years with Pathfire, a digital content distribution and management provider. In his position as VP of product management, he was responsible for leading the design and implementation of Pathfire's high value news, entertainment and advertising solutions. Previously, he led the operations and technology agenda for ABC NewsOne, ABC's affiliate news service and worked at the Associated Press as a key member of the initial team responsible for developing and deploying the AP's highly successful newsroom computer system product line. Mr. Young earned a BA in Broadcast/Cable, from Pennsylvania State University.

"This position with Clearleap is an exciting opportunity to work with an innovative team of professionals who are helping revolutionize the industry," said Mr. Young. "I'm thrilled to bring my media background and product knowledge to the table for a company that will change the way we experience television."

Mr. Berger was previously vice president, sales for Navic Networks, a premier ITV and advanced advertising solutions company. As part of the management team, Mr. Berger played a key role in Navic's recent acquisition by Microsoft and worked extensively with numerous MSOs, serving as the primary liaison to Comcast during their launch of Navic's various ITV, VOD and enhanced television products. At Gotuit Media Corp, he held the position of VP, business development and was responsible for selling and distributing Gotuit's technology and programming to major MSOs including Comcast, Time-Warner, and Cox, among many others. Mr. Berger also held senior level sales positions at Open TV Inc. and The Box Music Network, a division of MTV Networks. He attended American University's School of International Service in Washington DC.

"Clearleap offers content owners and service providers a way to bridge the gap between online and traditional video platforms," said Mr. Berger. "I look forward to helping these companies monetize their assets by familiarizing them with the unique business opportunities available through Clearleap's technology."

About Clearleap

Established in 2007, Atlanta-based Clearleap unlocks the new potential of TV. The Company enables breakthrough business opportunities through a simple, scalable, networked platform to provide a TV experience with unprecedented choice, immediacy and relevance. Clearleap helps content owners and service providers make the limitless diversity of video available to consumers via a turnkey service or as a licensed solution. For more information, visit www.clearleap.com.

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