Synacor Names Greg Jarvis Vice President of Sales, Solutions

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BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Synacor Inc. (Nasdaq:SYNC), a digital advertising leader operating 40+ popular premium entertainment websites, reaching 21 million consumers, as well as being the leading provider of next-gen startpages, homescreens, award-winning TV Everywhere solutions and cloud-based Identity Management (IDM) services, today announced the appointment of Greg Jarvis to vice president of sales, solutions. In this role, Jarvis will help create unique solutions for Synacor's MVPD, broadcaster and content provider customers, bolstering Synacor's sales pipeline and creating new revenue streams for the company.

Jarvis brings more than 25 years of new media experience—spanning the U.S., Canada, Latin America and Europe—to Synacor and the knowledgebase and connections that come with it. He has a proven track record of providing strategic consulting, managing complex technical initiatives and consumer facing application design and development and leading the evaluation and strategic direction of emerging technology. Throughout his career, Jarvis played an integral role in the strategy and successful launch of several commercially-deployed online media initiatives.

Most recently, Jarvis led strategy consulting with startup, The Experience Engine, focused on a platform supporting real-time consumer experiences at venues such as theme parks, resorts and sports venues. Prior to The Experience Engine, he held sales leadership roles at Kit Digital, ioko and Deloitte Consulting. He has worked with and deployed technical and business solutions for major premium content providers and distributors such as AT&T, Televisa, Liberty Global, Verizon, NBC Universal, Qualcomm, Sony, Starz, Movielink, ClickStar, Comcast, Sesac, Warner Bros and Turner.

"At Synacor, attracting the best and the brightest talent is priority one, and we've found both an expert and a true leader in Greg Jarvis. His focused industry sales and strategy skills and proven business achievements will be tremendous assets to Synacor," said George Chamoun, EVP, Sales & Marketing, and co-founder of Synacor. "Greg's in-depth knowledge of solutions sales will help Synacor to continue to grow our business."

Jarvis holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Minnesota State University, as well as attending the M.S. program in Software Design and Development from the University of St. Thomas.

About Synacor

Synacor's white-label platform enables cable, satellite, telecom and consumer electronics companies to deliver TV Everywhere, digital entertainment, cloud-based services and apps to their end-consumers across multiple devices, strengthening those relationships while monetizing the engagement. In addition, Synacor offers digital ad inventory for brands wanting a customized, targeted, programmatic means of reaching their audiences. Synacor (Nasdaq:SYNC), is headquartered in Buffalo, NY, with tech hubs in Toronto, Ottawa and Boston, and ad sales offices in New York, Detroit and Los Angeles. For more information, visit

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