SOURCE: GalleryPlayer

March 13, 2007 12:00 ET

GalleryPlayer Announces New CEO and Key Management Changes

New Executives to Accelerate Overall Company Growth in HD Lifestyle Imagery Category as HDTV Market Continues to Explode

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 13, 2007 -- GalleryPlayer, the pioneer in HD lifestyle imagery, has announced a new CEO and several key management changes that will be instrumental in driving the company's efforts to further expand HD content's newest and fastest growing category, HD lifestyle imagery.

Kevin Akeroyd, who just a few months ago took over as the new CEO of the company, has organized this seasoned management team to aggressively build GalleryPlayer through new content acquisitions and partnerships, the development of innovative technologies, and aggressively marketing its stunning HD art and photography collections to additional cable and satellite operators, the hospitality industry, broadband and beyond. A proven leader, Akeroyd is the former CEO of The Loan Page, a leading competitor of Lending Tree, and former Senior Vice President and General Manager for Digital Impact, where under his leadership, the company became a Top 20 Interactive Agency.

Bringing a wealth of experience to GalleryPlayer's senior management team are Paul Brownlow, who has been promoted to Founder and Chief Technology Officer, and Marty Levine, who has joined the company as Vice President, Business Development and Sales.

"In order to execute upon our strategy of building one of the most successful new categories in HD content, a solid management team was essential," said Shawn Carolan, Managing Director at Menlo Ventures, the company's lead investor. "With Kevin's proven track record, Paul's relentless commitment to developing the best in new technologies, and Marty's years of experience in business development, we are perfectly positioned to secure GalleryPlayer's footprint in the industry."

Prior to this promotion, Brownlow served as Vice President, Technology, and Founder of GalleryPlayer. He is a seasoned veteran of the industry, with over 25 years of technology leadership and startup experience, specializing in developing and adopting emerging technology and applying it to business problems.

Prior to joining GalleryPlayer, Levine was a co-founder of EnGauge Technologies, a technology and business development consulting firm. He also served as Vice President of Business Development at iVAST, an MPEG-4 encoding, streaming server and authoring tools developer, where he executed strategic alliances and licensing agreements with leading consumer electronics, motion picture studios, and cable TV and interactive TV platform developers.

About GalleryPlayer

GalleryPlayer, Inc. ® is the global pioneer in a new content category for hi-def television, HD Lifestyle Imagery. Meeting the consumer demand for fresh HD content, GalleryPlayer delivers a wide variety of rights-protected, high definition imagery that transforms any screen into a stunning showcase, as well as providing high-class, personal expression to HDTV screens. GalleryPlayer's proprietary, patented technology is designed for the efficient production, presentation, rights management, promotion and cross-platform distribution (via cable, the internet and widescreen DVDs) of HD rights-protected imagery. The company currently has license agreements with over 45 content partners, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Geographic, Time Life, and The New York Times, as well as distribution and delivery agreements with Panasonic, Comcast, Google and others. For more information, visit

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