SOURCE: Digital Deck

May 02, 2006 09:00 ET

Digital Deck Further Strengthens Management Team Adding Sales and Marketing Executives

Executives Bring Expertise and Vision Gained From Roles at Leading Consumer Electronics and Home Networking Companies

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 2, 2006 -- Digital Deck™, the leading provider of technology for management of entertainment content throughout the connected home, has extended its management team to include two new vice presidents who bring a wealth of experience in the sales and marketing of innovative home network-attached entertainment products. Paul Malmquist has been hired as the Vice President of Sales, while Joe Harris has evolved his consulting position to officially be named Vice President of Marketing for the company.

"Digital Deck is poised to completely redefine the way users experience their home entertainment electronics -- managing live TV, music, photos, and DVRs in each room throughout the connected home -- and Mr. Malmquist and Mr. Harris bring great expertise and vision to the Digital Deck team," said Robert DeFeo, president and chief executive officer at Digital Deck. "We are at a pivotal point in our corporate evolution and with the breadth and depth of experience both of these individuals bring the company is poised to grow in new and exciting directions."

Paul Malmquist, Vice President of Sales

Paul Malmquist has joined Digital Deck as vice president of sales. In his more than fifteen years of leadership in sales, marketing, and management, Malmquist has achieved notable results in helping companies proactively develop relationships with partners and clients alike.

Prior to coming to Digital Deck, Malmquist served as vice president, client services / product sales at Metron North America where he managed the relationships for TiVo, XM Radio and Westinghouse Digital. Malmquist was responsible for both client services and product sales. In addition, Malmquist has held director positions at a number of industry-leading companies including Philips, America Online and U.S. Satellite Broadcasting.

Malmquist earned a BS in Business Administration/Finance from the University of Tennessee.

Joe Harris, Vice President of Marketing

Joe Harris has been hired on as vice president of marketing for Digital Deck, after holding that position on a contract basis. Harris has two decades of experience in companies working with high technology and media companies and is highly recognized for his marketing, product marketing and market development efforts

Prior to joining Digital Deck, Harris was vice president of marketing at Orb Networks, and has held senior management and marketing roles for TiVo, Apple Computer and TV Guide On Screen. During his 12-year tenure at Apple, he launched the new affordable entry-level Macintosh CPUs in the U.S. market. At TV Guide On Screen, Harris developed one of the first commercially available interactive program guides for television, and launched the world's first PVR service while at TiVo.

Harris has also held management positions a number of start-up companies, including @Home Network and Telocity, as well as with other leading-edge high-tech companies, including NEC.

Harris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the State University of New York, College at Brockport.

About Digital Deck™

Privately held Digital Deck develops and markets the leading platform for managing and accessing entertainment content throughout the connected home. An elegant TV-based entertainment guide gives consumers access to any of their media such as home theater, live TV, DVDs, VCRs, PC media, DVR and more -- in every connected room in the house. Digital Deck delivers the long-awaited convergence of consumer and computer technology in a unified, user-friendly system, and all managed through one single remote.

Digital Deck is headquartered in Redwood City, California. For more information, visit

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