ChyronHego Appoints Carl Blandino as Chief Financial Officer
Just prior to joining ChyronHego, Blandino served as CFO of Diligent Board Member Services, creator of the Boardbooks software-as-a-service portal for organization board members. He also served previously as senior vice president and CFO at CashEdge Inc., a provider of risk management services to financial institutions. Under Blandino's fiscal management, CashEdge experienced a 94 percent revenue increase from 2007 to 2011, and he contributed to the company's successful acquisition by Fiserv in 2011. He also held CFO roles at other public and private companies, including Informed Medical Communications and Open Solutions Inc. With Blandino as CFO, Open Solutions Inc. completed a successful IPO in 2003 and a follow-on offering in 2004.
"Throughout his career, Carl has built a track record of keen business decisions that have improved operational efficiencies and driven shareholder value for the companies he's served," Apel said. "His expertise in applying corporate finance as an actionable business tool to increase company performance is a tremendous asset — especially as we continue to build a world-class organization for the ChyronHego family of robust and powerful graphics solutions."
ChyronHego is a global leader in broadcast graphics creation, playout, and real-time data visualization with a wide range of products and services for live television, news, and sports production. Joining forces in 2013 with over 80 years of combined industry expertise, Chyron and Hego Group offer award-winning solutions — such as the TRACAB™ player tracking system and the end-to-end BlueNet™ graphics workflow — under the collective ChyronHego brand. Headquartered in Melville, New York, the company also has offices in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Mexico, Norway, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.