Said Bacho joins SAM as Chief Business Development and Marketing Officer
A well-connected and respected broadcast media industry executive, Said’s career has been focused on strengthening business in developed and emerging markets in EMEA, as well as delivering sustained profitable growth and developing new accounts and channel partners across live production, production, editing and finishing, playout and delivery, infrastructure and image processing environments.
"Said brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to SAM and will play a key role in continuing the transformation of our organization," said Tim Thorsteinson, CEO. "Said is a leading figure in the industry and will bring valuable market insights to SAM."
Having previously worked with Grass Valley and Harris Broadcast (now Imagine Communications and GatesAir), Said has unrivalled knowledge of more than 30 countries across Eurasia, North Africa, the Gulf, CIS and Indian subcontinent.
"I’m really looking forward to working with SAM," said Bacho. "The considerable new product launches we are witnessing at NAB, combined with the recent changes in senior leadership, together with the commitment from the Board, are inspiring. This is a great time to be joining SAM.”
Prior to Harris, Said managed Pinnacle Systems / Avid business in MENA from 2000 to 2005, and worked at TekVideo and Future Television in sales and technical management roles respectively from 1993 to 2000.
Said completed the Executive Education Program at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, US and holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (BEE) from the American University of Beirut.
Formed from the fusion of Quantel and Snell, SAM is a new company with a unique mix of experience and energy. We have the vision to deliver business-transforming solutions across the media production ecosystem. Our future-ready systems enable broadcasters, content owners and service providers to evolve their business models to succeed in the consumer-driven era. We understand that it’s not only about the future – to get there, today’s needs are also paramount; our smart, agile technology maximizes efficiency and productivity in today’s rapidly changing media landscape.