We don’t cover most of the career moves or recruitments in the industry here at TechCrunch (we mostly keep track of those through CrunchBase), but some of them are just too noteworthy to not write about.
Case in point: Fuze Box, the provider of Internet and mobile unified communications solutions born out of the ashes of once publicly-listed CallWave, has appointed streaming media veteran Dr. Alan Lippman its new Executive Vice President, Media Technology.
Lippman is credited as one of the fathers of streaming audio/video and digital media hub technologies in the press release, and hyperbole it is not. Get a load of this bio:
Dr. Lippman holds a BSM in Mathematics from the University of Washington, which he received at the age of 14 and graduated four years later with a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Brown University. Dr. Lippman has since augmented his career through pointed and specialized media partnerships.
As the Chief Engineer at RealNetworks, he was a key architect of RealAudio and RealVideo software that today is still downloaded millions of times per week. Upon founding Trusted Media Networks in 2001, Dr. Lippman established international standards for network management currently in use by Sprint, Verizon and AT&T.
Fuze Box currently markets a wide range of products, including web conferencing platform Fuze Meeting, IM service aggregator Fuze Messenger, media collaboration software package Fuze Movie, TweetShare, Internet Fax, Voicemail-To-Text, Internet Answering Machine, and HD Audio Conferencing.
Lippman will head a team that will focus on perfecting Fuze Box’s video capabilities across fixed web and mobile devices, and also work to optimize HD video management and delivery.
He and his team of developers specialized in video and audio technologies will be the first employees working out of Fuze Box’s new Seattle, WA location.
(Picture via Seattle-PI)
Fuze Box, formerly CallWave, makes online collaboration tools like Fuze Meeting, a desktop sharing service that competes with Cisco WebEx and Gotomeeting. Company focuses on High Definition video collaboration and requires no download.