March 09, 2010 07:00 ET

Jim McGovern Appointed CEO of IVT

Veteran Venture CEO to Lead SaaS Webcast Platform and Video Portal Provider

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - March 9, 2010) - Jim McGovern has been named CEO of IVT, the webcast platform provider, the company announced today. With new executive leadership in place and a recent $5.5 million Series B financing round, IVT is poised for major expansion as more and more businesses are learning to leverage webcasting software and employee generated video for a wide variety of uses both inside and outside the enterprise.

"IVT has what it takes to win," said Mr. McGovern. "There's a great team here that has developed best-in-class webcast technology and built long-term relationships with major clients. We're ready to roll right as the market is taking off. I'm truly excited to be here."

Mr. McGovern was most recently CEO of itzbig, an interactive job board that used advanced semantic matching technology. Previously, he spent six years as CEO of Marketwire, during which time the newswire service grew fourfold, ultimately being sold to an international competitor seeking to enter the U.S. market. Earlier in his career, he held senior executive positions at and at Ticketmaster Online-Citysearch. Mr. McGovern began his career at IBM, where he held roles in sales and product marketing.

"Jim's arrival here is perfectly timed," said Greg Pulier, the Founder and CTO of IVT. "With his leadership and depth of experience, we can scale the business while extending our technology lead with the launch of our next generation of products."

About IVT
IVT works with such global clients as Oracle, Dow Chemical, IBM and NEC, as well as webcasting producers in the event planning, marketing communication and audio-visual sectors. The company's webcasting software enables high-impact, rich media presentations for lead generation, corporate communication, and training. In addition to powering highly customized rich media presentations to large audiences, IVT helps its clients derive long term value from their investment in media by allowing them to archive the content in a searchable, social-network based corporate media portal

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